Mumbai Indians have a smooth journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in comparison to past seasons. Without any hush-hush and pressure to qualify for playoffs, the defending champions comfortably entered the grand finale and will now face on Delhi Capitals to add the fifth IPL title in their name.
Addressing the media ahead of the marquee clash, MI skipper Rohit Sharma opined that he was sure that his side will lift the title again this year. He reasoned that they have a psychological advantage to combat Delhi Capitals.
“There’ll be a psychological advantage a little bit. I’m sure we’ll have the fifth one in the bag” Rohit said in the pre-match press conference.
Mumbai Indians have beaten the Shreyas Iyer-led team in all the three occasions they have met this season. In both the league stage matches, the four-time IPL winners with ease won the matches by huge margins. Likewise in the first qualifier, it was not rocket science for MI to beat DC. So, it is right to say that the pressure will be on Delhi, who will be playing the IPL final for the very first time.
Rohit Sharma’s plan against DC:
Admitting that IPL has been unpredictable, Rohit Sharma didn’t want to take his opponent lightly and except his team to put the best show when the two teams meet in Dubai on Tuesday (November 10).
“What we’ve seen with IPL is every day is a fresh day, every day is a new pressure and every game is a new game. So you can’t think too much about what has happened in the past,” added Rohit who is on the verge of becoming the first captain in IPL history to win five titles.
“To be honest, we can’t think about that we’ve played these guys before and we’ve beaten them. We just need to think that they’re a new opponent and what we’ll do as a team against that opponent.
To beat DC, Rohit Sharma has planned to keep things simple and execute the plans perfectly on the field.
“It’s that simple for us and we keep doing right things on the field,” said Rohit, who has not a great season this year.
Since he has returned from the injury-break, Rohit Sharma’s form has been the most considering factor for Mumbai Indians. Against DC in the qualifier, he was out for a golden duck off Ravichandran Ashwin‘s ball. He needs to come out good in the field in the marquee clash to take the game home.