Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in the first Qualifier of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai tonight.
In the league stage, Mumbai Indians outperformed all other teams and they will look to continue their good run in playoffs as well. The return of captain Rohit Sharma will boost their morale and they have an inform line up of Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Rahul Chahar so most of their players are in great form and a few of them step up then Mumbai Indians can continue their winning run.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals did well in the league stage but they have lost four of their last five matches but are coming with a good win over Royal Challengers Bangalore and they need to play their best cricket to challenge this Mumbai side. Their batsmen like Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stonis have to support inform Shikhar Dhawan so they can post a good total and then in bowling Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, R Ashwin and Axar Patel have to continue bowling well.
All the major stats and facts ahead of Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 26
Mumbai Indians won - 14
Delhi Capitals won - 12
1 - If Delhi Capitals wins this match they will qualify for IPL final for the first time ever in IPL history.
7 - Rishabh Pant has hit only 7 sixes in 11 innings of this IPL season so far and he hasn't scored a fifty either.
8 - Rohit Sharma needs 8 more runs to complete 4000 runs for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
200 - Kieron Pollard needs to hit 2 more sixes to become the sixth player to hit 200 or more sixes in IPL.
733 - Shikhar Dhawan has scored 733 runs against Mumbai Indians in IPL and only Suresh Raina (818) has more runs than him against them.
750 - Rohit Sharma has scored 750 runs at 32.60 in 26 innings with 4 fifties against Delhi Capitals in IPL.
1000 - Krunal Pandya and Quinton de Kock need 14 and 28 more runs respectively to complete 1000 runs for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
9000 - Rohit Sharma is 94 runs away from becoming the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to achieve the milestone of 9000 T20 runs.