59 games, 50+ days and we’re finally in the endgame! Today is the finals and whoever wins today ends up winning the trophy. There is the IPL 2020 trophy on the line, with the Delhi Capitals striving to become the newest IPL champions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. With all to play for in Dubai, a game for the history books could potentially unfold as the 2020 edition of the IPL draws to a close, or can MI win the IPL for the fifth time?
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020 Final
10th November 2020, at 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
What To Expect:
The previous IPL 2020 game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium saw the Mumbai Indians register a mammoth score of 200, which indicates the nature of the pitch. While there should be some swing on offer early on, change of pace could be key as the match progresses.With one side of the ground being relatively bigger than the other, batsmen could try to capitalise on the same. However, it could go both ways against the spinners, who aren’t expected to get much turn off the surface.Wickets in hand and strike rotation could be crucial for both sides at the venue. Although chasing has been the trend in IPL 2020 of late, both teams might prefer to bat first given that the game is a final, with 170-180 likely to be a competitive total at the venu.
Delhi Capitals have had a topsy turvy week, they would however be glad to have reached their first IPL final. Their overseas players were on song against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, with Marcus Stoinis starring with both and ball.Adding Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada, both of whom rank among the top players with bat and ball respectively, to the equation only sweetens the deal for the Capitals.However, Delhi Capitals will be worried about the form of Rishabh Pant, who is due for a big score in IPL 2020. Nevertheless, with the likes of Shimron Hetmyer and Shreyas Iyer going strong, Delhi Capitals could be a handful for the defending IPL champions.Delhi Capitals wouldn’t have too many fond memories about their previous clashes against Mumbai Indians, who have beaten the Capitals.
DC Predicted Playing XI:
Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Pravin Dubey, Ravi Ashwin, Patel, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.
Mumbai Indians have won ten of their fifteen games in IPL 2020 despite captain Rohit Sharma not being available for a few games, something that epitomises the team’s undeniable quality and depth.While their batsmen have stepped up at various points during the IPL 2020 season, it has been their bowling unit that has also played a key role. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have formed a lethal partnership with the ball, picking up a whopping 49 wickets between them.
MI Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult/James Pattinson.