Currently based in Sydney, the Indian contingent has been allowed to move around a bit but the danger of more stringent curbs lurks at the first sign of trouble. With the South Africa-England series getting cancelled last week after a few players tested positive, no one is taking chances.
IPL 2020 final: While these compelling stats illustrate the depth in in MI's batting, it also underscores how crucial Pollard and Hardik have been in Mumbai’s dominant run to their record fifth IPL title in Dubai.
As Mumbai Indians target their second consecutive title, when they face-off against Delhi Capitals in the final on Tuesday (November 10), the indifferent batting form of captain Rohit Sharma will be a cause for concern.
After four consecutive losses in the league stage, RCB’s campaign has stuttered even though they have sealed fourth spot. In the Eliminator in Abu Dhabi, the loser of which goes home, Virat Kohli’s side will have its task cut out, as SRH are brimming with confidence.
KKR have still not made sure of a playoff berth, but it’s a remarkable turnaround for a team that had nothing going for them for the better part of this season. For all the glitter and promise, Royals finish in eighth spot.
Diehard fans may blame the slow, worn-out tracks in the UAE for their marauding stroke-players finding it difficult to fire. But the truth is that their middle and lower order have collectively failed to inject momentum into the batting.