Defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in the final of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai tonight.
Mumbai Indians who have been the best team of this season will look to clinch their second consecutive and overall fifth IPL title. Rohit Sharma's this team has outplayed each and every team so far and they decimated Delhi Capitals in each of the three matches they played this season.
Their batting line up, as well as bowling, is in top form and once again they will look to do the job. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, and Rohit Sharma will be key players for them.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals who are going to play their first-ever IPL final need to play their best cricket to lift their first-ever IPL trophy. Since the second half of the tournament neither their batting nor bowling has been consistent. Openers Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan need to give a good start and then captain Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, and Shimron Hetmyer have to step up for a good finish.
In bowling Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and R Ashwin have to bowl their best spells.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 27
Mumbai Indians won - 15
Delhi Capitals won - 12
2 - If Mumbai Indians win this match they will become the second team after Chennai Super Kings (2010 and 2011) to win back to back IPL titles.
3 - Mumbai Indians have won each of the three matches they played against Delhi Capitals this season.
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.
200 - This will be the 200th appearance for Rohit Sharma in IPL. He will become the second player after MS Dhoni to achieve this feat.
733 - Shikhar Dhawan has scored 733 runs against Mumbai Indians in IPL and only Suresh Raina (818) has more runs than him against them.
9000 - Rohit Sharma is 94 runs away from becoming the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to achieve the milestone of 9000 T20 runs.