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MI vs DC– Match 46 of IPL 2021 – Match Preview, Dream11 Team, Tips and Predictions

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams, Dream11 predictions, and the winning fantasy team for the 42nd game of the IPL 2021 between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals scheduled to take place on the 2nd of October 2021.

Delhi Capitals have won 8 of their 11 games and are a win away from securing a playoff spot. They will take on the defending champions who are in desperate need of a win to make it further. In the reverse fixture held at Chennai earlier this year, Delhi Capitals won the game by 6 wickets.

Mumbai Indians came back to winning ways in their last game against Punjab Kings after 3 consecutive defeats, thus getting their campaign back on track. Bowling first, they restricted the Kings to 135/6 with Pollard and Bumrah taking 2 wickets each. In the chase, they almost lost the plot with a couple of wickets falling at crucial junctures. But Sourabh Tiwary played a sensible knock of 45 from just 37 balls while Hardik Pandya came back to form scoring a much-needed 40. With a little cameo from Pollard, MI won the game with an over to spare.

Delhi Capitals lost their 1st game of the UAE leg in their previous fixture against KKR. On a slow surface at Sharjah, DC could make just 127/9 in their 20 overs with both Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant making 39 each but at a slower pace. This total proved to be not enough for them as the KKR won the game with 10 balls to spare despite best efforts with the ball.

Match Details 

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Pitch and Weather: The surfaces in Sharjah so far have been pretty much on the slower side and the run-making has been difficult, especially in an afternoon game. So it will be the same in this important clash as well. The weather will be clear as no rain is predicted during the match hours and the temperature will be in the high 30s.

Date & Time: October 2, 3.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians would want Suryakumar Yadav to come good in this leg of IPL after having an indifferent campaign so far and will want Hardik to build on his form. Openers Rohit, Quinton De Kock looked in fine form as was Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah has been sensational in UAE so far.

Delhi Capitals had a rare off-day with most of their batsmen failing to get scores on a slow surface in Sharjah and will be hopeful of a turnaround at the same venue against the Mumbai Indians. Bowlers did well in their defense of a low score and they won’t be that much concerned with that loss. Prithvi Shaw may come back if deemed fit.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Kock(WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Sourabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw/ Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Match Prediction 

Delhi Capitals are placed 2nd in the table, but Mumbai Indians are a dangerous side in this situation. So this will be an even contest and may go down to the wire.

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Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan is the leading scorer in this IPL with 453 runs in 11 games at an average of over 45. Shreyas Iyer has also been in good form in this leg so far, so he can be picked. Sourabh Tiwary has been amongst runs for MI in this season whenever he has got a chance to play. Kieeron Pollard is the 4th batter who can be picked in fantasy team owing to his reputation.

Wicket-Keeper: 2 keepers can be selected in the XI. One is Rishabh Pant, the skipper of DC who is in decent form and the other is Quinton De Kock who has given good starts for the Mumbai Indians in this leg.

All-rounder: Hardik Pandya scored a unbeaten 40 in the last game vs PBKS and can be in the fantasy team.

Bowlers:  Jasprit Bumrah has taken 10 wickets from the 4 games in this leg and is a certainty. The pacer trio of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan can be picked as of them are genuine wicket-takers.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Shikhar Dhawan(C), Shreyas Iyer, Sourabh Tiwary, Rishabh Pant, Quinton De Kock(VC), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan

Captain – Shikhar Dhawan 

The Delhi opener is the highest run-scorer in this ongoing tournament and in brilliant form with the bat, so he will be the best pick to captain your fantasy side in this game. 

Vice-Captain – Quinton De Kock

Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper has been in good touch in the powerplay overs for MI and is expected to play a key role. So he can be the vice-captain of the side.

Dream11 Team

MI vs DC Dream11 Team

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