Rahul Chahar not playing: The defending champions have made a solitary change to their Playing XI for the IPL 2020 final.
During the final match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and opted to bat.
“We’ll bat. It really worked out pretty well in the last game. When you have a really good total on the board the bowling gets a lot of confidence. We’ve seen it through the tournament and in a big final runs on the board helps. The wicket also looks amazing to bat on.
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“They have been champions through the years and even the way they’ve been playing this season. We have nothing to lose, we have to embrace it and have no regrets at the end of it. The team atmosphere is really motivated, we are in a good mood and have to enjoy the day,” Iyer told Star Sports during the toss.
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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, who has won his four previous IPL finals while batting first, didn’t sound much concerned about being asked to bowl first.
“To be really honest, I was very confused, so don’t mind losing the toss. It is going to be a good track, it doesn’t change much. We have to bowl aggressively at the start and then see how it goes. It feels nice to be part of another final. It is going to be a cracker of a game.
“The past doesn’t matter, it is a fresh day, a fresh game and the pressure of this final will be different. But the guys have been in these pressure situations before, they understand the pressure of finals and yes, we have just got to treat this as another game. Hopefully we can execute what we’ve discussed on the field,” Sharma told Star Sports during the toss.
No go for Prithvi, DC sticking with Rahane for his experience. Also better in the field. Bad luck for Rahul Chahar who misses out on the final after being such a splendid performer for #MI all season https://t.co/X3biERa3Mz
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 10, 2020
While Capitals haven’t made any change to their Playing XI, Indians have brought in off-spinner Jayant Yadav for leg-spinner Rahul Chahar to combat the presence of left-handed batsmen in DC’s lineup. In the three overs that Yadav has bowled across two matches this season, he has remained wicketless as compared to Chahar’s 15 wickets in as many matches.