Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in the final of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time
After 59 enthralling contests, among 8 top teams, Indian Premier league is finally set to crown it’s champion. Mumbai Indians have already been into five IPL finals, the most by any team and there won’t be any butterflies in their stomach but for Delhi Capitals, it’s already a feat to cherish. This is their debut final appearance and they’ll give their best shot to rewrite the history books. So who’s the favourites to win the match ? Well the betting world is in splits with both teams getting equal share of votes as the winner of the prestigious trophy. Well, we must admit that Mumbai and Delhi were the two best teams of the competition but their journey to the finals was way different. Unlike Mumbai, who cruised throughout the tournament, Delhi really had to earn their place in the final two. Delhi’s road to the final was a combination of two extremes. In the first half they dominated the tournament with 5 wins in 7 games while in the next 7 matches, they could only manage to win 3 games.
There was also a time when Delhi was playing a knockout game and a loss could have ended their campaign even before the playoffs. Mumbai on the other had a consistent run in the league matches, winning 9 of the 14 matches. Mumbai as a team was dominant with each and every player of them contributing to their success. For Delhi, their batting didn’t perform exceptionally well, especially in the later stages of the tournament. Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stonis looked a class apart but rest of the batsmen were not quite up to the standard. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were the biggest disappointment of all. The promotion of Marcus Stoinis however looks like a masterstroke that Delhi could have tried earlier. As a bowling unit Delhi is second best to Mumbai in terms of quality. Coming this Tuesday, there is nothing that separates the two teams on paper. While most people would like to pick Mumbai as a winner of this match, we would like to go in with Delhi Capitals. Not because they are playing any better cricket but from match one, this year looked like Delhi Capital’s year. This is the best they’ve ever played and they won’t let go this opportunity with ease.
Date – Nov 10, 2020
Time –19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue-Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Delhi Capitals
MI vs DC Toss Prediction
The uncertainty of the dew factor makes it a tough decision for the captains. If there is dew, batting second will be an advantage if not, it could prove costly.
While there have been isolated rains in some parts of UAE, weather in Dubai will be clear for the match.
The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. It’s obvious that the pitch at the ground will be exhausted after so much cricket and won’t offer much pace for the batsmen to work with. The slowness of the pitch will make chasing very difficult but dew could play a major role in the outcome of the match. If there is no dew, without a doubt teams should bat first, else chasing would be the most feasible option.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult/ James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals Predicted Playing 11
Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje