Everyone’s eyes will be on the performance of Mumbai Indians in the second phase of IPL 2021, starting September 19 in the UAE. Rohit’s Paltan has been the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League and has won the IPL trophy a record five times. In such a situation, on the UAE soil, the team will once again take to the field with the intention of repeating its last year’s performance. When Mumbai’s team is in form, it is very difficult to stop it. However, former Australia spin bowler Brad Hogg believes that the Delhi Capitals team can shatter Mumbai’s dream of becoming champions for the sixth time.
In IPL 2021, under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi is sitting on the top of the points table with 12 points and the team would like to continue the same performance in the UAE. Talking on his YouTube channel, the former Kangaroo bowler said, ‘Delhi Capitals will be the team which will be difficult to beat for me. Due to this break, Shreyas Iyer returned to the team, due to which he can now bring some variety to his overseas players. They will no longer need to depend on Steve Smith. The arrival of Iyer will give better balance to the team. Ravichandran Ashwin has also made a comeback in his team. With the return of these two, Delhi has become very strong. Delhi is the only team that can end Mumbai’s journey and stop them from winning the IPL trophy for the sixth time. On paper, Delhi Capitals seems to be the best team. With the kind of balance he has, he can easily beat Mumbai and CSK.
Before the postponement of IPL 2021, Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw had made a big splash and gave the team a good start in every match. In such a situation, in the UAE too, the team will expect explosive batting from its openers. Dhawan has so far scored 380 runs in 8 matches and the Orange Cap is also adorned on his head. At the same time, Shaw has scored 308 runs in 8 matches at a tremendous strike rate of 166.49. Apart from these, Pant will also be in charge and with the arrival of Iyer, Delhi’s middle order is also looking stronger than before.