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IPL 2020 Final, MI vs DC: Delhi’s golden chance to break their 12-year Title Jinx

Match Details:

The Final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (2:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

After 59 matches of exhilarating matches in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), we have got two best teams of the tournament fighting it out in the final. Mumbai Indians (MI) have been class apart, to say the least, and almost each of their players have been contributed to wins this season. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have played some excellent cricket and have made it to the final after defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

The team led by Shreyas Iyer lost its steam in the second half of the league stage. But they have managed to up their game in two of the last three matches. Having said that, DC have lost all three matches against MI this season pretty comprehensively and the first qualifier was also an aberration where they lost their three wickets with no runs on the board chasing a big total.

MI vs DC Weather Report for IPL 2020 final

It rained in Dubai surprisingly, two days ahead of the final. But skies are expected to be clear and the temperature will hover around 29-30 Degree Celsius during the match.


Pitch Condition/Report

Dew has played a crucial role in this IPL, especially in last few matches. Once again, the captains will have it in mind but given the fact that this is in the final, both the teams will look to bat first after winning the toss. Interestingly, both the sides won their previous game batting first and batting big.

Average first innings score

193 (Last six evening IPL 2020 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 2; Lost – 4

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

MI vs DC Today’s Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/Nathan Coulte-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Bench

Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Praveen Dubey, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada.

Bench

Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Lalit Yadav, Daniel Sams, Prithvi Shaw


MI vs DC Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match

Shikhar Dhawan is still in the race for the Orange Cap and is only 67 runs away from KL Rahul. He has scored 603 runs so far and is coming off a brilliant half-century against SRH.

Suryakumar Yadav is definitely a player to watch out in this game. He has scored 461 runs so far and will be key for the defending champions yet again.

Kagiso Rabada is back amongst the wickets. He picked four wickets against SRH in the second qualifier to halt their progress and has so far scalped 29 wickets.

Jasprit Bumrah is the bowler for MI who is just behind Rabada in the race for purple cap. He has so far accounted for 27 wickets and was sensational with the ball in the first qualifier.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Vice Captain Options: Rohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C), Ishan Kishan

Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Shikhar Dhawan

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Ravi Ashwin

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma (VC), Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah (C), Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Anrich Nortje


Expert Advice

Ravi Ashwin did well in the first qualifier picking three wickets for just 29 runs against MI. He will be key again for the Capitals and can be made VC in Grand Leagues.

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