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IPL 2020 final, MI vs DC: Will Delhi Capitals break their Mumbai Indians jinx today?

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 11, 2020 6:09:57 pm
MI vs DC, IPL 2020 finalIPL 2020 final, MI vs DC LIVE: Delhi Capitals are playing their first IPL finals. (BCCI/IPL)

Defending Champions Mumbai Indians will walk down to the middle to show their might yet again today against confident Delhi Capitals who are playing their maiden Indian Premier League Final. Despite the fact that Mumbai Indians steamrolled Delhi Capitals in their previous three meetings during the season, Delhi coach Ricky Ponting has warned Mumbai that his teams best yet to come. Let’s see how the Shreyas Iyer-led side performs on the big day against MI’s prowess.

Delhi had a solid start in the first half of the season and looked certain to march into the playoffs. But following a dip in the form, which saw them lose four games in a row, now Capitals will be aiming to forget the losing run and play their best game in the decider and end the tournament on a high.

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On the other hand, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai, who are an experienced side, were first to make it to the playoffs and three convincing wins against Capitals in their last three games will give them an edge.

Probable XIs:

MI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Pravin Dubey/Harshal Patel

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MI vs DC Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Final Updates:

19:04 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI):

Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

19:04 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):

Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje

19:04 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Toss Update:

Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to bat.

18:19 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Watch:Delhi leave the team hotel

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18:18 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Watch: Mumbai leave for the venue
17:59 (IST)10 Nov 2020
17:53 (IST)10 Nov 2020
R Ashwin doubtful for today?

There are reports on the internet that Delhi Capitals spinner R Ashwin is having some trouble with his shoulder. "Ashwin’s shoulder is giving him troubles. But I am sure, he will manage to pull it through the finals”, insidesport quoted a source close to the Delhi Capitals team as saying. There is no official word from the camp.

17:50 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Who lift the title tonight?
17:45 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Hardik Pandya is ready
17:00 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Shreyas Iyer on the cusp of creating history
16:45 (IST)10 Nov 2020
What are the approaching milestones in the IPL 2020 final?

  • This will be Rohit Sharma’s 200th IPL match. He needs 8 runs to complete 4000 IPL runs for MI and requires 43 runs to complete 3000 IPL runs as captain.
  • Kieron Pollard needs 2 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes.
  • Shikhar Dhawan requires 36 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs for DC.
  • Shreyas Iyer needs 46 runs to complete 500 runs in IPL 2020.

15:56 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Will Shikhar Dhawan get Orange Cap?

In contention for the Orange Cap, Dhawan has over 600 runs against his name. For Mumbai, there hasn’t been a single 500 run aggregator during this year, but their top three batsmen edge out Delhi’s top trio in collective scores. [More Stats]

15:47 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Shreyas Iyer on the cusp of creating history

O Captain, My Captain ud83dudc99Here's to @ShreyasIyer15 becoming the youngest ever skipper to lift an @IPL trophy tonight ud83eudd1eud83cudffb#MIvDC #IPLFinal #Dream11IPL #YehHaiNayiDilli— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from ud83cudde6ud83cuddea) (@DelhiCapitals) November 10, 2020

15:43 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Delhi's swing bowling woes

A couple of key factors that are necessary to get this going would include how they overcome the Trent Boult threat against the new ball. The top order's vulnerability against swing has twice pushed Delhi to a point of no return just in the powerplay against Mumbai this season. Taking a cue from what Rajasthan Royals did earlier in the season, if Delhi overcomes this threat, it'd be the first step in exposing some of Mumbai's vulnerabilities.

14:23 (IST)10 Nov 2020
IPL 2020 final Fun Facts: MI vs DC

The internet has been buzzing with chatter around who would lift the trophy today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

While Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals are playing in their first-ever IPL final, Mumbai Indians will be looking to clinch their 5th title under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and extend their record of being the most successful team in the history of the tournament.

No matter who wins, fans have noted that it will be the ‘Men in Blue’ on the winning side. ‘Men in Blue’ is usually used to denote the Indian cricket team and it so happens that both teams in the Dream11 IPL 2020 final, don jerseys that are different shades of the colour blue.

While both franchise’s may bleed blue, only one of them will come out on top and paint the Dream11 IPL 2020 trophy with their team colour.

Fans from both cities will be at loggerheads as the winner of the Dream11 IPL 2020 will be decided today. However both teams have a touch of India in their names – while MI have ‘Indians’ in their franchise name and appeal to millions of countrymen, DC represents the heart of India and capital of the nation, Delhi.

Fans can catch all the action of Dream11 IPL Finale on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

14:04 (IST)10 Nov 2020
‘Chhota dynamite’ Ishan Kishan delays his explosion

When Ishan Kishan burst into the domestic team as a fresh-faced teenager reputed for his explosive batting, his senior teammates spun a nickname for him. He was called chhota dynamite, as he was then short and scrawny yet equipped with a range of powerful strokes. Since then, he has grown a few inches taller, his biceps are defined and forearms toned beneath the inked head of a Roman god, a ripped constitution, and has cultivated a stubble to complement the earrings. [Read More]

13:52 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Delhi pin hopes on Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant

With Iyer’s form tapering off, Delhi’s middle-order muddle has worsened as seen in the last game. Iyer wasn’t able to find his touch and his sluggish approach threatened to lose them the momentum that Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan had managed at the start. His 20-ball 21 was a crawl in the context of that game and his team would have sighed in relief when he threw his wicket away. Rishabh Pant too has gone off boil; the bowlers have stopped bowling at his stumps, preferring to bowl outside off, out of his hitting range and making him try to swipe unsuccessfully. The left-hander has had no answers as yet. Even the spinners keep sliding it away from him with great success. As a result, Delhi keep pushing him down the order and even Axar Patel looks a better hitting option than him. Delhi will hope that the big-match situation brings out the best in Iyer and Pant. [Read More]

13:33 (IST)10 Nov 2020
‘Mumbai Indians is one family’: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, who played for Mumbai Indians for five seasons, handed a boost to the franchise’s team mentality with inspirational words just ahead of the IPL 2020 final in Dubai on Tuesday. Mumbai Indians will be aiming for a record-extending fifth IPL crown against first-time finalists Delhi Capitals on November 10. The Rohit Sharma-led team defeated Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier last Thursday. Sachin joined his hometown’s team in the inaugural season back in 2008and played up until his retirement in 2013. The legendary cricketer backed the team to win another title after calling Mumbai Indians a family. [Read More]

13:16 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Head to head

MI at this venue: Played 7, Won 2, Lost 5

DC at this venue: Played 10, Won 5, Lost 5

Head to head overall: Matches 27, MI wins 15, DC wins

12:56 (IST)10 Nov 2020
Mumbai Indians' batting prowess

Mumbai have the firepower of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard in their ranks. While the former has 278 runs to his name from 12 innings, including a blitz of 37 not off 14 in the Qualifier 1, Pollard has scored 259 runs this season with a strike rate of 190.44. Coming to DC, they too have someone like Shimron Hetmyer at their disposal. While he did not get too many games this season, the left-hander will be high on confidence following his 22-ball 42*-run cameo in Qualifier 2.