The final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. After 59 high-spirited games, it comes down to MI and DC fighting it out for the IPL trophy. Both teams finished in the top two during the league stage of the competition.
Mumbai Indians have registered wins in 10 games out of the 15 they have played in IPL 2020 despite captain Rohit Sharma missing 4 matches. While their batsmen have put their hand up, on various occasions during the IPL 2020 season, it has been their bowling unit that has also played a key role. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have scalped as many as 49 wickets in the season so far. Apart from that, MI also boasts of the Pandya brothers and Kieron Pollard, all of whom add much-needed balance to the side.
Although Rohit is going through a rough patch, the defending champions would fancy their chances of a win to successfully defend their title. On the other hand, DC has gone through a lot of ups and down in recent times, but they would be glad to have reached their first IPL final. Adding Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada, both of whom rank among the top players with bat and ball respectively, to the equation only sweetens the deal for the Capitals.
DC doesn’t have fond memories about their previous clashes against MI, who have beaten the Capitals in their last four IPL games. With all to play for in Dubai, a game for the history books could potentially unfold as the 2020 edition of the IPL draws to a close.
Let us take you all to the Probable Fantasy XI you can create with the following tips:-
Quinton de Kock seems to be a better pick as he has been known for making a strong comeback and he will be much more effective on slow pitches this season. However, for DC, Rishabh Pant will be keeping the wickets as he is known for playing match-winning knocks, but in order to maintain the balance of the IPL Fantasy XI, De Kock seems the better pick.
Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya have always been the prime contenders for fantasy cricket. Even, Rohit Sharma also is added in fantasy cricket and that will depend on the balance of the squad. Apart from them, there are some useful batsmen in the line-ups as well, like Saurabh Tiwary, and Prithvi Shaw.
There are some really reliable all-rounders in both the teams but citing the pitch in Dubai, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, and Marcus Stoinis seems to be the perfect fit. Apart from them, the good all-rounder for IPL fantasy cricket is Axar Patel.
Both the teams don’t have decent bowling line-ups but they have managed to do a decent job. Bowlers like Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabbad, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult become the obvious choices for the IPL Fantasy XI on the sticky track of Abu Dhabi. Apart from them, some crucial bowlers can be like, Rahul Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, and James Pattinson.
Fantasy Suggestion #1
Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav. Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravi Ashwin
Fantasy Suggestion #2
Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Suryakumar Yadav (c), Kieron Pollard, Marcus Stoinis, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravi Ashwin