The four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians will face Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals in the final game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Mumbai Indians will be aiming to win this match to lift the IPL trophy for the fifth time.
Rohit Sharma-led side has won in all three meetings against Delhi Capitals this season and will be looking to extend their perfect record with yet another win at the big stage in Dubai. The defending champions had secured a massive win against Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier to book their place in the finals. While Delhi Capitals had defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier to reach finals.
IPL Final, it’s The Biggest Thing After The World Cup Final: Kieron Pollard
Ahead of the final game of the cash-rich league, Mumbai Indians’ star all-rounder Kieron Pollard has shared his thoughts on playing another final with Mumbai Indians. Pollard stated that the final game of IPL is a ‘game of pressure’. Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard described the final match as the most important after the World Cup.
“The name of the game is pressure, in a final. Everyone takes that pressure. You want to win and not commit a mistake, but at the end of the day, you have to try to take the finals as a normal game. Just go out there, enjoy yourself and the atmosphere,” Pollard said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their Twitter handle.
“Obviously, no crowds in this final, but enjoy the magnitude of it. It is an IPL final, it’s the biggest thing after the World Cup final,” he added.
Kieron Pollard has been in a brilliant form throughout the season. He is a key player of the Rohit Sharma-led side as he has contributed a lot as a batsman and a bowler. He will be vital for the team in the final where his contributions with the bat and the ball can both make a difference for Mumbai Indians. He had also led the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma.