IPL 2021 Match 46 MI vs DC: Preview, predicted XI, fantasy picks

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Published on: Oct 02, 2021

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Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Delhi Capitals (DC) in match number 46 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. After three successive defeats in the UAE leg, MI finally found form against Punjab Kings (PBKS), defeating them by six wickets in their previous encounter

DC began the second half of IPL 2021 in impressive fashion, thumping Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, they were given a wake-up call of sorts as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got the better of them by three wickets in a close encounter. With 16 points from 11 games, DC need one win to seal their playoff berth and join CSK.

MI ticked a few boxes in the win over PBKS, the biggest of them being all-rounder Hardik Pandya returning among the runs. However, there are still a few areas of worry for the defending champions. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock haven’t quite fired at the top as they would have liked to. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are struggling big time

There should not be too many chances in MI’s playing XI for the DC encounter. The move to bring in Saurabh Tiwary for Kishan in the previous game proved vital. Also, Nathan Coulter-Nile was highly impressive, coming in for Adam Milne.

MI’s predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

As for Delhi Capitals, Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to get back that Orange Cap, which he has lost to KL Rahul. The left-hander has looked good but has not got the big scores. It remains to be seen whether Prithvi Shaw is fit or Steve Smith gets another game.

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

Top fantasy picks for MI vs DC clash: Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Anrich Nortje

--Renin Wilben Albert

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