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
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
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.