MI vs DC Match Preview: The 46th match of IPL 2021 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals on Saturday. The two teams played against each other on four occasions during the last season. Delhi Capitals lost all four games against the defending champions.
Rishabh Pant and Co. would be looking to take revenge on Saturday and there couldn’t be a better moment for that. DC has already reached the playoffs. They have 8 games in 11 matches this season and thus find themselves at the number two position. DC would be aiming for the top two finish. They don’t have a winning momentum with them but would be keen on making a comeback.
DC lost their last game against KKR by 7 wickets. Against a great KKR bowling line-up, they also managed to score 127 runs in the first innings. Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant top-scored for the side, making 39 runs each. The last five batsmen got out on single digits and Delhi Capitals failed to make enough runs in the second half of the innings.
Kolkata Knight Riders kept losing wickets in the second innings. Nitish Rana, however, held his nerves and guided his team home in 18.2 overs. He played an unbeaten 36-run knock of 27 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes. Delhi Capitals bowled extremely well. They just didn’t have enough runs on the board.
Facing them are Mumbai Indians, who won their last game against Punjab by 6 wickets. That win would have given them immense confidence. Runs came from the bat of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. The duo’s return to form is a big positive for them. Hardik Pandya scored 40 off 30 balls, while Pollard scored 15 off 7 as MI chased down 135 in 19 overs.
Head to Head
Total – 29
Delhi Capitals won – 10
Mumbai Indians – 16
No result – 0
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
DC vs MI Match Details
Match No.: 46
Teams: Delhi Capitals & Mumbai Indians
Match Date & Day: October 2, Saturday
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Timing: 3:30 PM IST, and at 2:00 PM local time
DC vs MI Predicted XI
DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
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