Mumbai Indian and Delhi Capitals will face each other in the first qualifier game on this Thursday in IPL. The winner of this game will play the IPL 2020 Final on the 10th of November.
Mumbai Indians reached to playoffs with a dominant performance in this season of IPL. They are ranked at the first position in the points table.
Their skipper Rohit Sharma returned on the field in the last game after missing four games due to injury. In the absence of Sharma, Caribbean allrounder Keiron Pollard led the team in the last four games before last group stage game. Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians in the previous game. Speedsters Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah were rested in the last game.
Also finisher Hardik Pandya was rested in the last two games. Indian batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are playing good in this season of IPL. The spearhead of pace attack Jasprit Bumrah is second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020. Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard is in good form. He has the highest strike rate in this season among all batsmen who scored 200 runs. Mumbai Indians would try their best to defeat Delhi Capitals to reach in IPL 2020 final.
Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last game reach in qualifier one. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane scored the fifties in the same game. Proteas speedster Kagiso Rabada picked two wickets in the same match. He is now Purple Cap holder of IPL 2020 with 25 wickets from 14 games. His teammate Anrich Nortje bagged 19 wickets from 13 matches in IPL 2020. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is the only batsman of Delhi Capitals who scored more than 500 runs in IPL 2020.
His opening partner Prithvi Shaw and skipper Shreyas Iyer are not consistent runs-scorers in this season. Spinners Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel are bowling well in the previous game. Delhi Capitals would try their best to win this game to complete their dream to play IPL 2020 final.
These two teams played against each other ten times in the last five years, Mumbai Indians won six games and Delhi Capitals won remaining four games.
Mumbai Indians are likely to win in this match as they are a more balanced team.
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Date and Time:
Thursday, Nov 05, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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