IPL 2020 final – MI vs DC: Live streaming, TV channel, start time and teams for Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – The Sun
THE IPL final has finally arrived as Mumbai Indians attempt to defend their title against Delhi Capitals.
In last year's event, Rohit Sharma's Mumbai lifted the coveted trophy by seeing off Chennai Super Kings by a single run.
And MI have continued their fantastic form going into this campaign as they won the league stage and eased past Delhi last week to make the final.
As a result, the Capitals were forced to play the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which they won by 17 runs.
What time does the IPL final start?
- The IPL final takes place on Tuesday, November 10.
- It commences at 2pm UK time – 7.30pm in India and 6pm in the United Arab Emirates.
- MI will take on DC at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
What TV channel is the IPL final on?
- Sky Sports hold the rights to the IPL with the final set to be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.
- Coverage commences on Sky Sports Cricket at 1.50pm – ten minutes before the first ball is bowled.
- In India, Star Sports will be covering the IPL final having secured the most expensive TV deal in cricket history back in 2017, which will last until 2022.
Can I live stream the IPL final?
- To stream the IPL final live, head to the Sky Go app.
- Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.
- Live streaming for the IPL final in India is available via Hotstar.
Mumbai Indians probable XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Mumbai Indians 8/13
Delhi Capital 5/4
*Odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Monday, November 9.
I’ve mentioned Delhi’s young, Indian batsmen.
In their ranks are international prospects Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, along with the vastly experienced Shikhar Dhawan.
They’ve been hit and miss so far this season but Mumbai will know that any of those mentioned can take the game away from them if given a sniff.
And the bowling is led by another pretty hander seamer in Kagiso Rabada. We might just have the three best fast bowlers in the world on show tonight.
Mumbai are powered by stars in all departments of the game – most of all the seam-bowling tandem of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
But they also have the all-round powerhouses Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya in their ranks.
And in the batting they’re led by captain Rohit Sharma and the explosive South African Quinton De Kock.
Hard to see many chinks in this line-up – there’s a reason they’re always up there.
For Delhi, it’s the complete opposite. Tonight is their first appearance in the IPL final.
For years they kind of just made up the numbers when they were the Delhi Daredevils, but a rebrand and restocking of young, powerful Indian talent has made them a team to fear.
They’re inconsistent and often either blow teams away or collapse uninspiringly.
Can any of their stars take the final by the scruff of the neck tonight?
How do we describe Mumbai Indians for non-cricket or non-IPL fans?
They’re like Manchester United under Fergie. Successful, popular and always the team to beat.
Mumbai have won the IPL four times (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019) and are already the most successful team in competition history.
A lot of their popularity comes from Sachin Tendulkar’s involvement and winning doesn’t hurt, of course.
But they’ve never managed to successfully defend their title. Will that pressure get to Rohit Sharma’s men tonight?
HEAD TO HEAD
As I mentioned a minute ago – Mumbai have won all 3 meetings between the sides this year.
They swept the Capitals in the group stages and were far too strong last week when the sides met in Qualifier 1.
Delhi bounced back to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 at the weekend to give themselves another shot.
Those three losses to Mumbai won’t mean a thing if Delhi can get the win tonight.
Good afternoon everyone! Welcome, cricket lovers, to one of the biggest days in the calendar – it’s IPL final day.
A pleasure to have your company this afternoon for the showpiece finale to cricket’s richest and most glamorous tournament.
In about 90 minutes from now – Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will commence battle for the right to be crowned Indian Premier League 2020 champions in Dubai.
52 days after the tournament began and 59 matches across 3 stadiums in the Middle East later, we’ve final arrived at this day.
It’s been a long slog for all the teams involved and we didn’t even know if we’d make it this far when the idea of playing this tournament in the UAE was floated – but here we are.
It’s not been quite the same as seeing this buzzing tournament played in front of vibrant crowds, but it’s been just what the world of cricket and India needed in their fight against coronavirus.
In terms of the cricket itself, this is the fourth meeting of Mumbai and Delhi in this tournament after two group stage clashes and their Qualifier 1 battle last week.
Mumbai won all three of those encounters and are favourites tonight to win a FIFTH Indian Premier League title (they’re already the most successful team in tournament history).
Delhi are making their first appearance in the IPL final and need some of their young Indian stars to click if they’re to cause an upset.
The toss will take place in about an hour from now at 1.30pm UK time – stay with me for all the build-up.
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