In the grand finale of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Mumbai Indians (MI) would be eyeing its fifth IPL title, when Rohit Sharma-led side takes on Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday. The MI vs DC final will be hosted by Dubai International Stadium.
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Delhi on Sunday defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 2 on the back of top performances by its batsmen, followed by a superb show from bowlers. This is Delhi Capitals' maiden final match in Indian Premier League history.
Mumbai, who won ten of its fifteen games in IPL 2020, is likely to retain its playing 11 from Qualifier 1 while Delhi is also unlikely to tinker its lineup from Qualifier 2.
MI vs DC playing 11 predictionMI tentative playing 11: 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.
DC tentative playing 11: Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Pravin Dubey/Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada.
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Delhi and Mumbai teams news
Both Mumbai and Delhi have a strong bowling line up but the Rohit Sharma-led side holds and edge over Delhi as it has a formidable batting line up while Delhi's batting depends on two-three key players. Moreover, Mumbai has defeated Delhi all the three games they have played in the tournament so far with all of them being a one-sided affair.
Delhi has shown its mettle in the Qualifier 2 against SRH but facing Mumbai in an IPL finale would be a different ball game as the four-time IPL champions have immense experience.
Moreover, if Bumrah and Boult strike early, it will be too tough for Delhi defeat Mumbai. Overall, we'd be in for an exciting final at Dubai in IPL 2020 final.
IPL 2020, Final: MI vs DC Pitch report
In its previous outing at Dubai, Mumbai Indians scored a massive score of 200, which indicates the nature of the pitch. There is likely an early swing for pacers but spinners would play their part as the match progresses.
MI vs DC head to head
Total matches: 27
MI won: 15
DC won: 12
No result: 0
MI vs DC Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai, Sherfane Rutherford, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh and Mohsin Khan.
Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Pravin Dubey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer and Tushar Deshpande.