CSK became the first team to qualify on Thursday in the IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals has the chance to follow in their footsteps, by beating an MI team that is in for whom this match is very important for the race to the fourth spot.

Match Overview

When: Saturday, 2nd October 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Where: Sharjah cricket stadium
Pitch Overview: Sharjah hasn’t even been close to the pitch it was in the first half of last season. Very spin-friendly for the bowlers, and cutters and variations work very well. The average score has been around 140.

Mumbai Indians

MI is coming into this game off their first victory in the season vs PBKS. Kieron Pollard reached a milestone of 300 wickets for the men in Blue. Bumrah also spearheaded the attack well, and the MI bowling- attack put together their best bowling performance.

The Indian batting unit of the blues is still in shaky form. Hardik Pandya looked in touch with the highest score of 40, but The top order of Rohit Sharma, and especially Suryakumar Yadav have been struggling a bit.

Probable Lineup

Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Japrit Bumrah.


Delhi Capitals

DC lost their first game of phase 2 of the IPL vs KKR in their last game. Apart from that, the squad has looked at their best. Prithvi Shaw wasn’t available for the game vs KKr, and his availability will strengthen the squad. Marcus

Stoinis still hasn’t played since his injury in the first game. I think DC is going to keep him on the sidelines and make sure he gets fit when they most likely achieve playoff qualification and give Steve Smith another chance.

Probable Lineups

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmeyer, Steve Smith, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabad, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Key Matchups

Jasprit Bumrah vs Shikhar Dhawan

Kagiso Rabada vs Rohit Sharma

Krunal Pandya vs Ravi Ashwin

Head to head

Matches played: 29
DC Wins: 13
MI Wins: 16

IPL 2021: Stats that matter

  • Shikhar Dhawan is still the orange cap leader(454 runs).
  • Saurabh Tiwary has the highest batting average of this season(100).
  • Pollard has the 3rd highest amount of sixes in the tournament(16).
  • Shikhar Dhawan has had the most boundaries this season(55).

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