Toss: Delhi Capitals wins toss and opts to bat first
DC 5/1 after 1 over: What a bowler! Trent Boult strikes and he removes The Hulk, Marcus Stoinis for a duck with a jaffa. Meanwhile, Dhawan gets off the mark with a flick and even Rahane is off the mark.
Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan sprint onto the field and so does the Rohit Sharma-led side. It will be Trent Boult with the new ball.
Alright we are all set for the final game of IPL 2020 and this should be a cracker of a contest. Runs on the board is what skipper Iyer thinks is the best approach in a big game and how much they will post, we will get to know soon.
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals: Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje
Changes: Delhi – Unchanged | MI – Jayant Yadav comes in for Rahul Chahar
Pitch Report by Mark Nicholas and Pommie Mbangwa: This pitch has been good. The whole square has been good. I see a beauty, I am licking my lips. This is the pitch used for that qualifier. There has been a good balance between bat and ball, with the ball coming on nicely. The faster bowlers have enjoyed bowling here. The spinners were in play. You’d bat first on this, but you’re not going to be disadvantaged by the toss.
IPL Playoffs Report Card: (win:loss)
MI: Four-time champion Mumbai Indians has played 17 playoffs matches in the history of IPL. It has won 11 games, while losing six. (11:6)
DC: Delhi, which is yet to get its hand on the coveted trophy, has featured in the playoffs eight times. It has won two games and lost six. (2:6)
Top IPL performers:
|MI Top run-getters||MI Top wicket-takers|
|Ishan Kishan (483)||Jasprit Bumrah (27)|
|Quinton de Kock (483)||Trent Boult (22)|
|Suryakumar Yadav (461)||Rahul Chahar (15)|
|DC Top run-getters||DC Top wicket-takers|
|Shikhar Dhawan (603)||Kagiso Rabada (29)|
|Shreyas Iyer (454)||Anrich Nortje (20)|
|Marcus Stoinis (352)||R. Ashwin (15)|