The high-flying Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2021 Indian Premier League game in Sharjah on Saturday. Rohit Sharma's MI find themselves in unfamiliar territory, as they currently stand at 6th position in the IPL 2021 points table.
The DC, meanwhile, are only one win away from securing a berth in the playoff stage of the season. While MI have won only one game in four matches in the UAE leg, the Capitals faced their first defeat of the second phase in their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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As both sides meet in Sharjah, let's take a look at the MI vs DC Playing 11 and Dream11 best combinations.
Predicted Playing 11
Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant (C)
Both, Quinton de Kock and Rishabh Pant are currently in good form with the bat. The South African has been one of the few positives for the Mumbai Indians in the current season so far, while Pant has shown an efficient mix of composure and aggression, while leading the side in the IPL 2021.
Batsmen Kieron Pollard (V/C), Rohit Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer
Pollard has been consistently performing for the Mumbai Indians and remains key to the side's strong finish in the innings. Rohit Sharma and Saurabh Tiwary have also shown promises of late for MI. Shikhar Dhawan, meanwhile, has been a top performer for DC in this season so far.
All-Rounder Krunal Pandya
Unlike his brother Hardik, Krunal Pandya bowls his full quota of overs and claims regular wickets which can be key for the fantasy XI.
Bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Nortje and Khan have tormented the batting attacks with their seething pace in the UAE leg of the tournament, while Jasprit Bumrah has also been effective for the MI, particularly in the death overs.
Sharjah with its flat surface and short boundary is expected to be a batting paradise, with no margin for error for the bowlers while good deliveries are also punished. The pacers should get the ball to swing around in the early exchanges, keeping the batters on their toes. However, the ball should skid on to the bat under lights, making it easy for strokeplay.
The weather will remain dry throughout the day and dew is expected as the match progresses.
You can watch the IPL 2021 MI vs DC Match 46 Live Online on Hotstar and TV Telecast on Star Sports Network.