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Three cheers for hosts UAE as IPL beats Covid-19 fears to reach finale

rituraj@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 9, 2020 | Last updated on November 9, 2020 at 11.33 pm
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The Mumbai Indians are the overwhelming favourites to add to their four trophies in the world’s richest T20 tournament.

Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are the last two teams standing after 52 match days and 59 games of fluctuating fortunes.

And these two teams will be fighting one last battle to determine the winner of the 2020 Indian Premier League at the magnificent Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 6pm on November 10.

The Mumbai Indians are the overwhelming favourites to add to their four trophies in the world’s richest T20 tournament.

But the Delhi Capitals have what it takes to give the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai team a run for their money.

Ricky Ponting, the Delhi Capitals head coach, hopes his team will produce their best form against the strong Mumbai team in the title-decider.

“The boys have managed to play two really good games out of their last three, and hopefully we can play our best game in the final,” Ponting said.

It remains to be seen if Ponting’s team become the newest winners of the cash-rich league.

But what is beyond doubt is the UAE’s position among the world’s greatest sporting destinations, having now hosted the premier tournament amid a raging pandemic.

rituraj@khaleejtimes.com

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Rituraj Borkakoty

A big fan of the Argentina national football team, Rituraj generally writes on sports. But he deeply cherishes the time he spent with his favourite musician from Assam, India, for an interview. And he loves to bring human interest stories to Khaleej Times readers.





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