IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Rohit Sharma bats at match 56© BCCI / IPL
As Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals compete for Qualifier 1 in Dubai, the big names will have to perform on both sides. MI skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been in the headlines for all kinds of unpleasant contradictions, mostly related to his exclusion from the Indian team for Australia, has made a comeback to disprove those theories and lead MI to a new final. While his return to the final league game was disappointing, Rohit Sharma adds critical muscle and experience to the batting. On the other hand, DC needs their main bowlers, led by Kagiso Rabada, the top man on the Purple Cap list, to stop Sharma and the rest of the MI batsmen, a task that is daunting. But that’s what the grand prize is all about.
Rabada led the wicket-takers in the IPL 2020 competition phase, with 25 wickets from 14 matches. His economy is high, especially because of the attack he faced in the late league games, but there is no doubt that he plays a key role in DC bowling.
Rohit Sharma hasn’t had the best IPL either. Between bad results and injuries, the MI skipper has 264 runs from 10 games and a strike rate of 126.92.
Qual 1 is an opportunity for MI and Rohit Sharma to prove that the 10 wicket loss against SRH was just a blimp. Rabada and DC will also try to stress that their lost streak is over.
The battle between the duo creates an intriguing confrontation.
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