Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the final of IPL 2020 as Mumbai Indians takes on Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM IST.
Toss: Delhi Capitals wins toss and opts to bat first
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals: Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje
Changes: Delhi – Unchanged | MI – Jayant Yadav comes in for Rahul Chahar
Pitch Report by Mark Nicholas and Pommie Mbangwa: This pitch has been good. The whole square has been good. I see a beauty, I am licking my lips. This is the pitch used for that qualifier. There has been a good balance between bat and ball, with the ball coming on nicely. The faster bowlers have enjoyed bowling here. The spinners were in play. You’d bat first on this, but you’re not going to be disadvantaged by the toss.
IPL Playoffs Report Card: (win:loss)
MI: Four-time champion Mumbai Indians has played 17 playoffs matches in the history of IPL. It has won 11 games, while losing six. (11:6)
DC: Delhi, which is yet to get its hand on the coveted trophy, has featured in the playoffs eight times. It has won two game and lost six. (2:6)
Top IPL performers:
|MI Top run-getters||MI Top wicket-takers|
|Ishan Kishan (483)||Jasprit Bumrah (27)|
|Quinton de Kock (483)||Trent Boult (22)|
|Suryakumar Yadav (461)||Rahul Chahar (15)|
|DC Top run-getters||DC Top wicket-takers|
|Shikhar Dhawan (603)||Kagiso Rabada (29)|
|Shreyas Iyer (454)||Anrich Nortje (20)|
|Marcus Stoinis (352)||R. Ashwin (15)|
– Virat Kohli will play only the first Test against Australia and return home to attend the birth of his child – READ
The occasion is especially sweet for DC, which makes its first appearance in an IPL title match. In opener Shikhar Dhawan, pacer Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis — the heroes of the victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 — DC has three pure match-winners.
India off-spinner and former Mumbai Indians cricketer Harbhajan Singh weighs in on the two IPL 2020 finalists.
Dhawan is 67 runs behind K.L. Rahul in the race for the Orange Cup, while the fiery Rabada is leading the wickets chart. Stoinis, who achieved only moderate success in previous seasons with other teams, has elevated his game. Promoted to open on Sunday, Stoinis made a quick 38 before picking up three crucial wickets to scuttle the SRH chase.
Head-to-head: (27 matches – MI 15| DC 12)
– The two teams have faced each other 27 times in the IPL so far. MI has dominated the face-offs, winning it 15 times.
Last IPL 2020 meeting:
– Mumbai (200/5 in 20 overs) beat Delhi (143/8 in 20 overs) by 57 runs.
IPL 2020 Form guide: (last five matches | win:loss)
– Mumbai has won three of its last five matches to advance to the final. (3:2)
– Delhi has lost three of its last five matches but heads into the final on the back of a convincing win in Qualifier 2. (2:3)
– Both teams finished in the top two. Mumbai won 9 games while Delhi won 8.
– Rohit has been included in the revised Test squad while skipper Virat Kohli will miss final three Tests against Australia to be at the birth of his first child. More here – READ
– Mumbai Indians seamer Trent Boult was seen bowling in the nets in a video shared by the franchise ahead of the IPL 2020 final against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Tuesday – READ
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.
Date: November 10, 2020
What time does the IPL 2020 Final between Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians start?
The IPL 2020 Final between Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians begins at 7:30 PM IST
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