Shikhar Dhawan (9 credits)
One of this year Delhi Capitals’s very few disappointments has been the Southpaw from Delhi. In six matches, Shikhar Dhawan managed a mere 132 runs. Despite getting to bat twice in those six matches at a venue like Sharjah, his strike rate is only 122. He failed to capitalise on the starts he got, and threw his wicket away many times.
Mumbai Indians have a very good bowling attack, and it’s going to be a very hard task for an out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan to score runs against them. Therefore, it would be better to exclude Shikhar Dhawan from your team.
Prithvi Shaw (8.5 credits)
This season, young Shaw has looked good and even has 198 runs to his credit. But, if one of Prithvi Shaw’s observations were made, it’s his downfall against quality pace bowling. He struggled against the quality pace and lost to the short delivery time and time again. Boult and Bumrah will be continually in his throat.
Besides that, Prithvi Shaw has just 39 runs in three matches against Mumbai Indians. Therefore, you should keep Prithvi Shaw out with a multitude of batting options open to you and numbers not in his favour.
Shimron Hetmyer (8.5 credits)
To exclude a player immediately after he has scored a match-defining 45 might seem bizarre. But we have to remember those facts. In the last match, while Shimron Hetmyer did a good job, let’s not forget, it was against an under-fire Rajasthan Royals bowling attack, and it is in Sharjah as well.
Against the in-form bowling of Mumbai Indians, he could find it hard to get going at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. It would be positive to have a lot of sentiment towards Shimron Hetmyer, but it would be better for you to avoid the hype, go for some other batsman and go for a cricketer who has scored runs at all venues.