The Mumbai Indians will take on the Delhi Capitals in Match 46 of the Indian Premier League 2021 on October 2 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The Rishabh Pant-led side lost their last match against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue. However, they won’t be sweating much over the loss as they are just one win away from securing a spot in the playoffs.
Delhi Capitals are second on the points table. They have 16 points in 11 matches so far, with a Net Run Rate of +0.56. Their opener, Prithvi Shaw, who missed the last game, is expected to make a comeback against Mumbai Indians. With a great blend of experience and youthfulness, Delhi Capitals is one of the strong contenders to lift the title this year.
🗣️ "The unsung hero is not becoming unsung anymore."
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 29, 2021
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are living on the edge for a playoffs spot this year. They have 10 points from 11 matches, so far in the league. The Rohit Sharma-led side needs to win all of their remaining three games, to stand a chance to qualify.
Mumbai’s recent win against the Punjab Kings must boost their confidence. They will be happy with all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s performance in the match, along with Saurabh Tiwary. With Mumbai Indians slowly getting back their mojo, they could be a threat to the oppositions in the league.
It was truly a 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒕 that got us over the line! 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 29, 2021
IPL 2021: Match Details
Match: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Delhi Capitals (DC), Match 46, IPL 2021
Date & Time: October 2, 2021, at 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
The bowlers, especially spinners have enjoyed success as the pitch is on the slower side at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The batters will need to spend some time at the crease before shifting the gears, as hitting hasn’t been easy. 150-160 will be a good score on the track.
Predicted Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (C), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
IPL 2021 – MI vs DC – Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestions 1: Quinton De Kock (C), Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar
Fantasy Suggestions 2: Quinton De Kock, Rishabh Pant (VC), Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (C), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Anrich Nortje