After completing 52 days of thrilling matches, the last match of this ‘special’ IPL is now remaining. Especially because despite all the challenges and obstacles, its successful event has helped the audience to get rid of the negativity created by the corona virus epidemic. On Wednesday, 10 November, when Munbai Indians will win their fifth title at the Dubai International Stadium, the Delhi Capitals will be confident of reaching the final for the first time.
It is very rare that only two of the most powerful contenders compete for the title. This time however only the top two teams are face to face. Mumbai won 10 out of 15 matches while Delhi won nine out of 16 matches. Mumbai players dominated the tournament from the very beginning. Mumbai’s batsmen have hit 130 sixes while Delhi have scored 84 sixes.
IPL’s most successful captain Rohit Sharma is eyeing the fifth title. Quintan De Kock’s performance was particularly well received. Rohit, on the other hand, made good captaincy, proving all doubts about his hamstring injury. The way Suryakumar Yadav batted, forgetting the sorrow of not being selected in the Indian team for the Australia tour, has become an example. Till now he has hit 60 fours and 10 sixes. Suryakumar would again like to reply to the selection committee with the bat. Ishaan Kishan has hit 29 sixes. If the Delhi bowlers Kagiso Rabada (29 wickets) and Enrich Norje (20 wickets) overcome these two, then the challenge of Pandya brothers is not easy. Both are also in tremendous form.
It has reached this point for the first time after being proved to be a laggard in the last twelve seasons. Shikhar Dhawan has scored over 600 runs for Delhi. Now they have to do something special to face the exact yorker and inswing of Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult. Mumbai have registered a one-sided victory over Delhi in three matches this season, but if Delhi wins the most important match, then all three defeats will become dishonest. In the second qualifier, it seemed that Delhi had found the right team combination. The decision to start the innings with Marcus Stoinis was right. Given the average form of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, Shimron Hetmyer will be charged with fast batting. R Ashwin will have a big responsibility in the Powerplay, with this match, Iyer’s claim to the captaincy of the Indian team in the future can be confirmed. Ricky Ponting will strengthen his reputation as a skilled strategist.