Rohit Sharma or Shreyas Iyer? Mumbai Indians or Delhi Capitals? A new champion or a fifth title victory? In what would be a rematch of qualifier 1 of the IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians will square off against Delhi Capitals in the Final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date: Nov 10, 2020
Time: 07:30 PM
Mumbai Indians will be defending their title against Delhi Capitals who are entering their first-ever IPL final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Mumbai Indians finished the league stage as the table toppers. The defending champions got a direct entry into the finals after defeating Delhi Capitals in qualifier 1. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, finished the league stage at the second position. They entered their first-ever IPL final by defeating SRH in qualifier 2. Mumbai Indians will be starting as favourites to win this game against Delhi Capitals.
The skies will stay clear with zero chances of rain interruptions. The weather conditions will remain hot for the entire duration of the game with no relief even after the sunset. The temperature is expected to hover around 30 degrees Celsius.
Many close encounters have taken place at this venue. The pitch has supported batsmen and bowlers equally. After getting settled batsmen can strike bowlers out of the park. The pace bowlers can prove to be lethal and can come big in this contest. The spinners won’t get much assistance from the track and they will be targeted by the batsmen to score maximum. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 172 runs.
Probable Playing XI:
Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishab Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tushar Deshpande
Head to head records:
Shikhar Dhawan: Dhawan has been a key player for DC this season. He is coming off a solid performance in the previous game against SRH wherein he scored 78 runs off 50 balls. He has scored a stunning 603 runs from 16 matches.
Marcus Stoinis: Stoinis featured as the new opener for Delhi Capitals in the last game. He played a major role in DC’s win against SRH. He has mustered 352 runs and picked 12 wickets in 16 matches.
Ajinkya Rahane: Rahane is a well-experienced player for such big games. He can be a great differential pick in this game and can score decent runs. He has scored 111 runs in 8 matches.
Axar Patel: Patel can make a good impact on this venue. He can fetch crucial fantasy points from batting as well as bowling. He has taken 9 wickets and scored 108 runs from 14 matches.
Quinton de Kock
TEAM 1 (IF MI BATS FIRST)
TEAM 2 (IF DC BATS FIRST)
Mumbai Indians are expected to win this game.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.