This is a review of the IPL 2021 game involving two favourites for the title – MI and DC – at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The game will start at 3:30 PM IST on October 2, 2021.
MI vs DC – Match Preview
This match sees DC coming into the game after having just lost their four-game winning sequence. Meanwhile, MI have been sliding down the table but the recent victory over PBKS has kept the team in decent shape ahead of this match.
MI vs DC – Predicted Playing XIs
MI will be delighted to get back to the Sharjah Cricket Stadium where the bowling pitch should suit the team. The batting line-up might have a lot of power on paper, but it has not yet been seen on the pitch. A lot of the assistance for a victory in this game should come from MI’s bowling line-up, which looks exceptional with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah.
There are plenty of issues waiting for DC ahead of this game. The IPL play-offs should not be a foregone conclusion despite DC showing a lot of form in the last few games. The absence of players like Prithvi Shaw means that the batting order has to be rearranged. DC need to get a great performance out of the opening few batsmen, as there is a sharp decline in quality as the numbers progress. Meanwhile, the bowling set up continues to remain the strength of the team.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
MI vs DC Head to head
- Matches Played: 29
- MI Won: 16
- DC Won: 13
- Tie/NR: 0
The MI vs DC head to head shows a very even contest. Out of the 29 matches played between the two teams, MI have managed 16 wins whereas DC are not far behind with 13 wins. MI are certainly helped by a strong 2020 season in which they beat DC in all four meetings. Over the years, the Mumbai vs Delhi rivalry has grown into one of the key battles in the IPL and more of the same is expected in this match.
MI vs DC Match Prediction & Betting Tips
MI have not been consistent enough but they will be able to get the advantage of a weakened, as Prithvi Shaw and Marcus Stoinis are expected to be unavailable. In the absence of such key players, DC’s batting line-up does not look very impressive. There are plenty of problems for easy to sort ahead of this game, while this MI vs DC match prediction sees the strong bowling line-up of MI coming into play on the slow pitch.
Jasprit Bumrah has been in great form for MI and the MI vs DC prediction is aware of the consistency aspect as well. In his last four IPL 2021 games, Jasprit Bumrah has come up with 10 wickets. He might have a great day against a DC outfit without key players like Prithvi Shaw.
DC were unable to hit even a single six in the previous match. The team tends to fall down on slow wickets. MI have a strong batting order that features the likes of Pollard, de Kock, Hardik, and more. Even on this bowler-friendly pitch, the MI vs DC prediction expects MI to clear the boundary with ease.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.