IPL 2021: Match 46, MI vs DC Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

The Capitals have beaten MI only once out of five matches in the UAE.

The Capitals have beaten MI only once out of five matches in the UAE.

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Mumbai Indians are set to lock horns with Delhi Capitals in Match No.46 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Saturday, October 2 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The Capitals, led by Rishabh Pant, will be going into the game after a three-wicket to Kolkata Knight Riders at the same venue.

But they are in with a chance of becoming the second team after Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the playoffs. Moreover, Pant’s men will also want to end in the top two to get two cracks at playing in the final. MI, on the other hand, must be high on confidence after beating the Punjab Kings.

Hardik Pandya’s late blitz took them over the line in Abu Dhabi. But having not played a game at Sharjah this season, it will be interesting to see how they adjust to the conditions at the venue. Over the last couple of years, the Mumbai-based team has got the better of DC on quite a few instances.

Match Details

Match – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – 46th match

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Time – 3:30 PM IST, 10:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

The pitch in Sharjah has been a tough one for batting. Run-making hasn’t been easy by any means. The spinners and slow bowlers are likely to make hay. Chasing should be the way forward for the team winning the toss as defending won’t be an easy task.

Avg first innings score: 136 (4 matches in the IPL 2021 at Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Marco Jansen, Jayant Yadav/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, James Neesham, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh, Ishan Kishan

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan

Bench: Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lukman Meriwala, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Vishnu Vinod, Ajinkya Rahane, Marcus Stoinis, Prithvi Shaw



Played – 29 | Delhi Capitals– 13 | Mumbai Indians– 16  | N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 5 | Delhi Capitals– 1 | Mumbai Indians–  4 | N/R – 0

Probable best batter of the match

Rohit Sharma— Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma has been the standout batter for MI in the tournament without a shred of a doubt. The right-hander has scored 334 runs at an average of 33.40 and a strike rate of 126.99. He is also the leading run-scorer for his team. Against the Capitals, Rohit has notched 862 runs at an average of 33.15 with five half-centuries to show for his efforts.

Probable best bowler of the match

Rahul Chahar– Mumbai Indians

Rahul Chahar was exceptional when the IPL took place in India. But he has looked a tad out of sorts in the UAE leg. In 11 matches in the tournament, Chahar has picked up 13 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 7.39. In Sharjah, he’s likely to taste quite a bit of success. Against DC, Chahar has picked up five wickets from the 18 overs he has bowled.

Today’s match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.