MI have gotten the better of DC in all three matches thus far.
Last updated: 10th Nov,2020 11:44PM
Mumbai Indians (MI) came into the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) as the defending champions. And they have played like one thus far. After topping the points table in the league stage, Rohit Sharma and Co made the final, beating the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Qualifier 1 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
On Tuesday, November 10, MI will again face the Capitals in Dubai. Having already beaten the Capitals three times in the ongoing edition, MI would be starting as the favourites. However, Shreyas Iyer’s DC will be high on confidence as they.
The Capitals, in the Qualifier 2, got past the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 17 runs to make their maiden final of the IPL. Having already waited 13 years, they will be desperate to cross the final hurdle, defying the odds.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Dubai has been an excellent one for batting. Runs have flowed in the powerplay in recent times. But the fast bowlers have also extracted a lot from the surface.
In a crunch game like the final, the teams should be looking to bat first, put a score on the board and then exert pressure on the opposition. The temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius with the humidity in the 50s.
Playing Combinations for MI vs DC
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Probable Top Performers for MI vs DC
Quinton de Kock– Mumbai Indians
Quinton de Kock has been the standout batsman for MI in the T20 tournament. The left-hander has scored 483 runs from 15 matches at an average and strike-rate of 37.15 and 139.59 respectively.
The Mumbai-based team have been able to make use of the powerplay on the back of some stunning knocks from the southpaw. In the crunch game on Tuesday, MI will be hoping for him to fire again.
Shikhar Dhawan– Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan is one of the contenders to get the Orange Cap after he scored a half-century against the Sunrisers on Sunday. The left-hander is only 68 runs away from toppling Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) KL Rahul, who’s sitting on the top with 670 runs.
Dhawan started the tournament in a jittery manner but now has 603 runs from 16 matches at an average and strike-rate of 46.38 and 145.65.
MI vs DC Head to Head
Played- 27 |MI won- 15 | DC won- 12 | N/R- 0
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 6 | MI won- 3 | DC won- 3 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 172 (25 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 9 | Lost- 16
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.