MI vs DC Dream11 AFTER TOSS: In the first match of the crackerjack double-header day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Mumbai Indians (MI) will be facing the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 2 October. While talking about the standings of these two sides, the Mumbai Indians are placed at the sixth spot while the Delhi Capitals are slotted at the second position on the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game after witnessing different fortunes in this tournament so far. The Mumbai Indians reignited their playoffs hopes after that impressive win over Punjab Kings and are currently placed sixth on the points table with 5 wins in 11 matches. On the other hand, the Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the knockouts but they will want to finish the league stage on a high by winning their remaining matches.
In the 29 matches played between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Mumbai Indians have always had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with 16 wins while Delhi Capitals have emerged victorious on 13 occasions. However, Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians earlier this IPL 2021 season by 6 wickets in a pretty one-sided manner.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 46, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 2 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
MI (recent last): W L L L W
DC (recent last): L W W W W
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous afternoon games at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, there was some extra assistance for the pacers and spinners. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen but things are expected to improve for the batters to a great extent in this game. However, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be really important from the fantasy cricket point of view to pick a mixed combination of the players from either of the sides in your dream teams. Things will be favourable for the bowlers in this venue since it is an afternoon match and thus include as many pacers and spinners to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Rohit Sharma Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer and Avesh Khan will be the must picks in this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Rishabh Pant, Quinton de Kock
BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan
The Mumbai Indians will definitely start as the favourites in this match as they are coming off a superb win over Punjab in their most recent game. Mumbai Indians also defeated Delhi Capitals in all of the four matches during the last IPL played in these UAE conditions. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals have looked the better team in this entire tournament and which is why they have already qualified for the playoffs, but they would want to grab the winning momentum.
For the Mumbai Indians, both their batters and bowlers will be aiming to build on the winning momentum from the previous match. The likes of Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar were excellent with the ball in the previous game. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Quinton de Kock will have to take some more responsibility in the batting department.
For the Mumbai Indians, captain Rohit Sharma has surely been their best batsman in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Alongside his opening partner Quinton de Kock, the senior Indian batsman has provided his IPL franchise with some consistent starts at the top this season. Also, he scored a brilliant half–century in the IPL 2020 final against Delhi Capitals. Rohit Sharma has scored more than 250 runs this year at a fine strike-rate as well.
Mumbai Indians’ pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been in an absolutely stunning form in this ongoing IPL 2021 Phase 2 and the good news for the Indian team as well is that he is picking wickets at regular basis. Bumrah picked up three wickets each in back-to-back matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He also finished with two crucial scalps in the last win against Punjab. He will surely be an important clog if Mumbai Indians have to qualify for the playoffs.
MI Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Quinton de Kock
The Delhi Capitals would want that both their batsmen and bowlers continue delivering exceptional performances as they have done so far in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer and skipper Rishabh Pant will be their important clogs in the batting department in this game as well. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel and Avesh Khan will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Delhi Capitals, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in a terrific form with the bat in the last two seasons of the tournament. After scoring more than 600 runs in IPL 2020 that was held in the UAE, the left-handed batsman has already smashed more than 400 runs this edition. He scored an impressive 42-run innings in the winning cause for the Delhi Capitals against Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals’ pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has delivered superb performances in the last two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan. The South African speedster picked up the vital wickets of Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad. Also, Rabada was absolutely sensational when the Indian Premier League was last held in the UAE conditions where he ended up picking a total of 30 wickets at an average of 18.26.
DC Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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