IPL 2021: MI vs DC, Stats Preview – Upcoming records and approaching milestones

Rohit Sharma

With an aim of officially securing a place in the playoffs, Delhi Capitals will take on Mumbai Indians at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The two sides have had different campaigns in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. While DC have hardly put a foot wrong, the five-time champions have blown hot and cold throughout the season. These factors make DC firm favourites for this fixture.

However, MI have a knack of gaining momentum in the latter half. Hence, an exciting contest is on the cards. Although DC’s place in the playoffs is all but sure, one more victory would officially seal their place in the final four. On the other hand, MI must buckle up and they need to win almost all their games to get in the top four.

Notably, Delhi walked away with a comfortably six-wicket triumph when these two powerhouses met earlier in the competition. While DC would be raring to replicate their heroics, MI will fight to settle the scores.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 46th game of the Indian Premier League 2021:

Head to Head record: MI are a tad ahead of DC in terms of head-to-head record in IPL. In 29 games, the five-time champions have won 16 games. The other 13 fixtures went in the Delhi-based side’s favour.

2 – Rohit Sharma is two big hits away from completing 400 sixes in T20 cricket. He’ll become the first Indian and seventh overall player to get the landmark.

3 – Hardik Pandya needs to clear the fence thrice to complete 100 sixes in the IPL.

67 – Shikhar Dhawan needs 67 runs to become the fourth player to complete 2000 IPL runs for the Delhi-based franchise.

24 – Steve Smith is 24 runs shy of completing 2,500 runs in the Indian Premier League.

5– Jasprit Bumrah will be a big threat for Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant in this game. Bumrah has dismissed Pant 6 times in a space of 36 balls so far in the league.

793 – Shikhar Dhawan has scored second-most runs against Mumbai Indians in IPL. He has aggregated 793 runs in 25 innings at an average of 39.65 against Mumbai.

862 – MI captain Rohit Sharma has scored second-most runs (862) against Delhi Capitals in IPL at a strike rate of 133.64.

1– Ishan Kishan has so far scored 999 IPL runs in 39 innings for Mumbai Indians. He just needs a solitary run to complete 1000 IPL runs for MI. Kishan would be the 10th player to do so.