After performing consistently once again in IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians are in the finals and in the race to win the title for the record fifth time under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The team has already four out of four times under his captaincy and the player will look to add one more feather to his CV.
One of the most balanced outfits across the league, Mumbai Indians never went out of track throughout the tournament. Mumbai Indians hold the record of not losing more than one game at a time in the league with several other teams losing the games on the trot. Mumbai sealed first place on the points table and registered the victory over Delhi Capitals to reach the finals.
Mumbai Indians have played and performed like a unit throughout the tournament. Whenever the big names have failed, the players like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar have filled in for the team. When these players have found it difficult to get going, the bag names performed beyond expectations. The team will hope for one last performance for this year on Tuesday.
Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians when they face the first time finalists, Delhi Capitals, on Tuesday:
#1) Rohit Sharma
The Indian vice-captain and the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma has not really fired in the league in 2020. Though he seemed to be on track, the injury cost him the games and fitness. The player has 264 runs from 11 games in IPL 2020 with just two half-centuries. The right-handed batsman averages just 24 in the tournament.
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However, big players make themselves big on big occasions. Rohit Sharma will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.
#2) Suryakumar Yadav
The right-handed batsman lost his chance to fly to Australia despite proving himself in various formats of the game. A string of consistent Ranji Trophy seasons, IPL hasn’t come into his rescue and has failed to get the nod to fly to Australia. The player was heartbroken from that and it was glaringly seen against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team has reached the finals and he will look to make a strong claim on Tuesday against Delhi Capitals.
In IPL 2020, the player has scored 461 runs from 15 games, averaging 41.90. Possessing shots to send the ball across any part of the ground, SK Yadav will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium.
#3) Hardik Pandya
The hard-hitting Indian all-rounder is known for taking the bowlers into a task in the death overs. In Qualifier 1 also, we witnessed the same as the player attacked the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Bill Sams in the death overs. Hardik Pandya took his team total from nowhere to 200 and will look for the same sort of performance on Tuesday. If the player gets going, no opposition can stop him from sending the balls out of the park.
Against Delhi Capitals, he will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium.