Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in the first qualifiers for the 2020 ndian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium.
The Mumbai Indians kicked off their campaign with a defeat at the hands of three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who then enjoyed a remarkable season with nine wins in 13 matches and ended the table on points.
Although MI regular Rohit Sharma missed the second half of IPL 2020 due to a femoral injury, stand-in captain Kieron Pollard did an excellent job in his absence and helped Mumbai become the first team to qualify for this year. Playoffs.
On the other hand, it was a roller coaster season for the Delhi capitals as they had seven wins from the opening nine matches. However, Sreyas Iyer-led team finished second, beating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets.
The winner of Qualifier 1 is scheduled to play in the IPL 2020 final on Today 5th November. The losing side, on the other hand, will get another chance to come to the summit clash via qualifying 2 – Eliminator 1 (to be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and RCB) They are waiting for the winner.
face to face:
The two sides have met each other in a total of 26 IPL matches so far. While the Mumbai Indians have won 14 encounters, the Delhi capital has won 12 matches between the two teams.
In fact, the team led by Rohit Sharma has also won league level matches against DC this season. Mumbai Indians won by five wickets against Delhi in Abu Dhabi on October 31. They won by nine wickets in Dubai on October 31 before dominating the Iyer-led team.
According to the record of both sides in the playoffs, the four-time champions Mumbai Indians have appeared in 16 playoff games in rich league history, winning 10 of them.
The Delhi capitals, on the other hand, have featured in six playoff matches, winning one of them. Ownership has not yet won the coveted trophy.