- Delhi Capitals to face Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 Final
- The match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- Delhi Capitals has entered IPL finals for the first time
- Rohit Sharma could hit 3 milestones in today’s IPL 2020 final
Mumbai Indians is the most decorated franchise of the Indian Premier League based on the number of titles won and its skipper Rohit Sharma has been one of the most celebrated players in the history of IPL having won the IPL trophy 5 times, 4 of which came as the skipper of Mumbai Indians. His first IPL title came when he was playing for Deccan Chargers in 2009.
Leading Mumbai Indians into the IPL 2020 final against Delhi Capitals who have made it through to their maiden IPL final, Rohit would have his eyes fixed on lifting the IPL trophy for the 6th time, however, he has the chance to get icing on the cake with 3 personal milestones he can lay his hands on in today’s match.
Rohit Sharma’s 3 Potential Personal Milestones
As the 33 year old Mumbai Indians’ skipper would enter on the field to play IPL 2020 finals he would also enter his 200th IPL match.
Rohit Sharma made his IPL debut back in the first season which took place in 2008 and since then he has played 199 in the Indian Premier League (for Deccan Chargers as well as Mumbai Indians). Only Chennai Super Kings’ Skipper has made more IPL appearances than Rohit Sharma with 204 (including CSK and Rising Pune Supergiants) having also been in the T20 league since the inaugural season.
Rohit Sharma stands very close to scoring 4,000 runs in IPL for Mumbai Indians
The 33 year old batsman needs only 8 runs to hit 4,000 as a Mumbai Indians’ player, it is only time that he reaches this milestone given MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have already attained the milestone with their respective teams CSK and RCB, however, they have also spent the majority of IPL with their respective teams.
Rohit Sharma could hit 3,000 runs as a captain in IPL in today’s match
Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly one of the most renowned captains in the T20 league and with just 43 runs more to his name he will reach 3,000 runs in the IPL as captain. He will join the list with the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Gautam Gambhir who have already scored more than 3k runs as captain of an IPL franchise.
Mumbai Indians have had one of the best IPL seasons this year as they were the first team to make it to the playoffs, even before playing all of their league matches, and defeating Delhi Capitals in the 1st playoff on the 5th of November by 57 runs.
However, the same could not be said for their skipper, Rohit Sharma, who has not been at his best in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier Leagues owing to injuries and form issues. In the 11 matches played this season for MI, Rohit has scored just 264 runs at a strike rate of 126.31 and an average of 24.00.
Rohit Sharma, in IPL 2020 campaign, has managed to hit 2 half centuries with the best score of 80 on the scoreboard but in the finals, Rohit will need to hope that his full fitness returns as he has scored 9, 4 and 0 in the last 3 matches he has played for Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma had to miss 3 matches owing to a hamstring injury but was later included back in the playing XI but in the last 2 matches, he has not been in the best of his form.
In the IPL 2020 Final, we hope Rohit Sharma finds his lost rhythm and end the campaign with a bang.