Dubai: Mumbai Indians (MI), starring the stars who are desirous of winning the 5th title, will make it to the IPL 2020 Final today, then it will have a confident Delhi Capitals (DC) who will make it to the title match for the first time. There is no shortage of ‘match winners’.
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After completing 52 days of thrilling matches, now one last match of this ‘special’ IPL is left. Especially because in spite of all the challenges and difficulties, its successful event has helped the audience to get rid of the negativity created by the corona virus epidemic.
IPL’s most successful captain Rohit Sharma is eyeing the fifth title. On the other hand, Delhi has reached this stage for the first time after being proved to be a laggard in the last 12 seasons. It is very rare that only two of the most powerful contenders clash for the title. This time, however, only the top 2 teams are face to face. Mumbai won 10 of the 15 matches while Delhi won nine of the 16 matches.
Mumbai players continued to dominate the tournament from the very beginning. Mumbai’s batsmen have hit 130 sixes while Delhi have scored 84 sixes. Quinton Dickcock’s performance was particularly well received. Rohit, on the other hand, proved all the misgivings about his hamstring injury and made good captaincy.
The way Suryakumar Yadav batted, forgetting the sorrow of not being selected in the Indian team for the Australia tour, has become an example. Till now he has hit 60 fours and 10 sixes. Ishaan Kishan has hit 29 sixes.
Mumbai Indians potential playing XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton Dickock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kiron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah
The entire team of Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McLanegan, Mohsin Khan , Nathan Culter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton Deacock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwari, Sherfen Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
If the Delhi bowlers Kagiso Rabada (29 wickets) and Enrich Norje (20 wickets) overcome these two, then the challenge of Pandya brothers is not easy. Both are also in tremendous form. Shikhar Dhawan has scored over 600 runs for Delhi. Now they have to do something special to face the exact yorker and inswing of Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult. In this season, Mumbai has registered a one-sided victory over Delhi in three matches, but if Delhi wins the game in the most important match, then these three defeats will become meaningless.
In the second qualifier, it was felt that Delhi had found the right team combination. The decision to start the innings with Marcus Stoinis was right. Given the average form of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer will be charged with fast batting. R Ashwin will have a big responsibility in Powerplay.
With this, through this match, Iyer’s claim for the captaincy of the Indian team in the future can be confirmed. Ricky Ponting will strengthen his reputation as a skilled strategist, while Suryakumar would like to respond to the selection committee with the bat.
Everyone is eyeing the IPL final but there is definitely a lack of ‘that prince of Ranchi’ whose team has been playing IPL finals continuously since 2017. The lack of Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be felt in the IPL final, but like life, cricket does not stop for anyone.
Delhi Capitals probable playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nortje
The entire team of Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Cagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Sauv, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Akshar Patel, Tushar Deshpande , Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Chemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Enrich Norje, Daniel Symes.
Toss Time: Indian time today at 7:00 pm
Match Start Time: Indian time today at 7:30 pm
field: Dubai International Stadium