It’s finally time to have a new episode of the Battle of the Blues as it’s the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Delhi Capitals, the runner-up of the last season. After going through all the latest news about cricket available on the web, this match can be seen as the perfect rematch of the IPL 2020 final.
Match No. 46 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 is scheduled to be played on October 02, 2021, i.e., Saturday between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The match will be conducted at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, at 03:30 PM IST.
Venue & Pitch Report
Sharjah Cricket Stadium is touted as a batting paradise, whereas a complete graveyard for the bowlers. The short-sized boundaries make this venue a perfect place to have some high-scoring matches. However, it’s an afternoon game, so there will be no dew factor affecting this match.
Based on all the latest news about cricket, the average score at this stadium will be somewhere around 175 to 180. In Sharjah, the team batting second has a better win percentage of around 61% than those batting first, which is only 33%. So, the toss will be crucial.
The Sharjah pitch is quite different from the venues at Abu Dhabi & Dubai. At the start, one has to acclimatize with the low bounce that this pitch offers. But you can score runs quickly once you get the hang of it. So the captain who wins the toss is most likely to field first. Stay connected with the latest news about cricket for further updates.
Matches Played: 29
Bench: Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh.
Bench: Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Ben Dwarshuis, Praveen Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel.
Our Fantasy Cricket Tips
- Trent Boult always poses a formidable challenge to the Delhi Capitals’ batting lineup. So you could expect some DC wickets going down, especially of the top 4 batters.
- Ravichandran Ashwin has a stellar record against Quinton de Kock & Kieron Pollard, making him a quality pick for this match.
- Fast bowlers will be all the more effective than spinners in this match.
- Fast bowling options from both sides will pose a real challenge to the opening pairs of both sides.
Which side are you on- Mumbai Indians or Delhi Capitals? Let’s see who will win this nail-biting match on the evening of October 02, 2021. Till then, stay connected for more such latest news about cricket and other sports.