Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer won the draw and chose to beat the Mumbai Indians first in the 2020 Indian Premier League summit clash in Dubai on Tuesday.
Staying with the same team, Shreyas spoke to the broadcast channel and said: “We will beat because it worked out really well in the last game. When you have a really good total on the board, bowling gains a lot of confidence. We’ve seen this throughout the tournament and in a grand final, the table helping The wicket is also amazing. They’ve been champions over the years and even the way they’ve played this season. We have nothing to lose, we must accept it and have no regrets at the end. The team atmosphere is really motivated, we are in a good mood and have to enjoy the day. We stay with the same team. “
Mumbai made a change, bringing in Jayant Yadav in place of Rahul Chahar.
A “confused” Rohit Sharma was not afraid of losing the final draw. He said, “To be really honest I was very confused so don’t worry about losing the toss. It’s going to be a good lead, it doesn’t change much. We have to play aggressively at the start and then see how it goes. It feels good to be part of another final. It’s gonna be a game cracker.
The past doesn’t matter, it’s a fresh day, a new game and the pressure in this final will be different. But the guys have been in these pressure situations before, they understand the pressure of the finals and yes we just have to treat this like another game. Hope we can execute what we discussed on the ground. “
“Everyone’s fine, but just a chance – Rahul Chahar misses and Jayant Yadav enters. Just a tactical move considering how many lefties they have in the camp. Rahul bowled really well for us, so sad to leave him out, but Jayant is also a quality bowler, ”he added.
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
IPL’s most successful skipper, Rohit Sharma, is looking forward to winning his fifth title, but MI will be challenged by a young Mumbaikar Shreyas, who leads an unpredictable Delhi in the IPL 2020 final.
The subplots and the little battles inside are going to be alluring. These include a young Captain Iyer trying to show off his wares, Ricky Ponting dabbing his credentials as a shrewd tactician, and Suryakumar making sure selectors chairman Sunil Joshi eats a humble pie.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunalya, Mitchell McClenin Khan Pandhan, Mohalya Khan Pandhan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Delhi capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh, Axar Patel, Khanushar Deshpande Rishabh pants, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.