Delhi Capitals (DC) have won the toss against Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 46 of IPL 2021 and elected to field first at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, the defending champions and the runner ups of IPL 2020, will be facing off each other in a gruelling contest at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
While Mumbai Indians are coming off a win in their last game against Punjab Kings (PBKS), Delhi Capitals faced a loss in their last encounter when they faced Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the pressure will be on the 5-time IPL champions, Mumbai Indians as their quench for the playoff spot continues.
MI vs DC- Toss Report, IPL 2021 Match 46
As far as both the teams are concerned, Mumbai Indians went ahead with a massive change in their last game as they dropped Ishan Kishan from their first eleven and went ahead with Saurabh Tiwary, who eventually went on to become MI’s highest run-getter in the game against Punjab Kings. Suryakumar Yadav’s form has been a cause of concern for the side and they will be hoping for some fireworks from him today.
As far as Delhi Capitals are concerned, they might go ahead with Amit Mishra, who hasn’t played a game so far in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 in place of Lalit Yadav. Once again, they will be heavily reliant on their fast bowling duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. It will be interesting to see if Prithvi Shaw makes a comeback to the first eleven after missing out on the last game due to a niggle.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje.
The Race For IPL 2021 Playoffs Intensifies
The IPL 2021 playoffs are now at stake and the coming week will prove to be a massive one in terms of qualification for the playoffs. Currently, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals are the two teams who have already qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs. SunRisers Hyderabad are the team who have been eliminated from the tournament and they do not have a chance of qualification.
Now, the entire competition is among 5 teams including, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders for the remaining couple of spots in the IPL 2021 playoffs.