Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma
Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

MI vs DC: Match Preview – IPL 2021 Match 46. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will battle against each other in their next encounter of IPL 2021. MI vs DC game will be the 46th match of the tournament. It is scheduled to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 2. In the previous encounter between both the teams in IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals defeated MI by 6 wickets.

In the clash, MI batted first. Opener Rohit Sharma smacked 44 off 30 balls. Middle-order batters Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan also played good knocks of 24 and 26 respectively. However, a four-wicket haul by DC spinner Amit Mishra gave a big blow to MI. They lost wickets cheaply at the middle-order. In the end, MI finished with 137-9 on the scoreboard.

IPL, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma [Image-IPLT20]
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For Delhi Capitals, the chase was quite comfortable. Opener Shikhar Dhawan smacked 45 runs while one-down Steve Smith scored 33 runs. No.4 Lalit Yadav piled unbeaten 22 runs to get the victory for DC in 19.1 overs. DC lost only 4 wickets in the match and won the match by 6 wickets.

MI vs DC: Match Preview - IPL 2021 Match 46
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MI vs DC: Match Preview – IPL 2021 Match 46

Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians currently hold the 5th position in IPL 2021 points table with 10 points. The Rohit Sharma-led side has played 11 matches so far in the tournament. They have won 5 mathes and lost 6. In the previous encounter, MI defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets.

Batting first, Punjab Kings put up 135-6 on the scoreboard. Aiden Markram scored 42 runs in the match. PKBS batted at a low run rate on a tough wicket. For MI, Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard picked 2 wickets each. Later, With 45 and 40 by Saurabh Tiwary and Hardik Pandya, MI won the match by 6 wickets.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

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For MI, skipper Rohit Sharma is the top run-getter. In 10 innings, the right-handed batsman has scored 334 runs at an average of 33.40. He has also hit 1 half-century so far. In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah has scalped most 16 wickets for the team at an average of 20.50.

MI Squad: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Delhi Capitals currently hold the 2nd spot in IPL 2021 points table with 16 points. Out of 11 games, the team has won 8 and lost 3. In their previous clash, DC lost to Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first in the match, DC scored 127-9.

Although openers Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan hit 39 and 24, DC lost some quick wickets at the start which affected their run-rate. With Rishabh Pant’s 39 runs, DC managed to reach 127-9. Later, KKR’s Nitish Rana scored unbeaten 36 runs to bag the victory for KKR by 3 wickets.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Shikhar Dhawan is the top run-getter for DC so far with 454 runs in 11 innings. At an average of 45.40, he has also hit 3 half-centuries and owns the orange cap. In bowling, Avesh Khan is DC’s top wicket-taker with 18 scalps in 11 games at an average of 16.66.

DC Squad: Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, Lalit Yadav, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Pravin Dubey, Vishnu Vinod.