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The final of the 13th season of IPL will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai tomorrow. Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, Mumbai have a chance to win a record 5th time with their Perfect-11. At the same time, Delhi is eyeing its first title under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer. Team opener Shikhar Dhawan has scored 2 consecutive centuries. He is the first batsman in the league to do so.
Delhi’s strength in the season has been bowling. To make the team the champion, the bowlers have to overcome Mumbai’s Perfect-11. Mumbai’s playing-11 batting is number 8, which can spread any bowling line-up. The batting line-up has in-form batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Quinton Dickock and Suryakumar Yadav. The all-rounder features Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile in addition to Hardik and Krunal Pandya.
Dhawan the only player to score 2 consecutive centuries in IPL
At the same time, the responsibility of batting in Delhi is on the shoulders of Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer. Dhawan is among the three batsmen to score 500+ runs in a season. Dhawan had scored two consecutive (101, 106) unbeaten centuries against Chennai and Punjab. Both the veterans will have to be cautious of Mumbai’s fast bowling.
Rabada’s highest 29 wickets
This season’s top-3 has 2 bowlers from Mumbai and one from Delhi. In the list, Kagiso Rabada of Delhi is on top with 29 wickets. At the same time, Mumbai’s Jaspreet Bumrah is second in the list with 27 wickets and Trent Boult is third with 22 wickets.
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather will be clear in Dubai. The temperature is expected to be between 23 and 32 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. The success rate of the first batting team in the 15 matches held here in this IPL season is 64%.
Team’s brand value and expensive players
The brand value of Mumbai Indians is Rs 809 and that of Delhi Capitals is Rs 374 crore. Speaking of the players, captain Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya are the most expensive players in the playing XI of Mumbai. The franchise will pay Rs 15 crore to Rohit and Rs 11 crore to Hardik for one season. At the same time, Rishabh Pant is the most expensive player in the Delhi team with 15 crores and Shimron Hetmyer worth Rs 7.75 crores.