IPL 2020 Finals: Stats show that MI have played more as a team while DC have been led by individual performances

IPL 2020 Finals: Stats show that MI have played more as a team while DC have been led by individual performances

Mumbai Indians seem to have an upper-hand over the Delhi Capitals in the finals of IPL 2020 if statistics are to go by.

The ease with which MI marched into the play-offs and then convincingly defeated DC to become the first team to enter the finals, definitely will give them an advantage in Tuesday’s finale. They have also defeated the Shreyas Iyer-led side in all their 3 encounters in IPL 2020.

A closer look at some of the statistics of both the teams in this tournament suggests that Mumbai Indians have tended to perform more as a team. For Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, it was individual brilliance by one or two individuals in the game that got them most of their victories.

When it comes to the bowling department, Mumbai Indians have been rather clinical in restricting runs for the opposition batsmen and taking wickets at regular intervals. As a team, their economy is at 7.75, strike rate at 20, and the average at 25.83, one of the best for any teams in the tournament.

If you contrast it with the statistics of Delhi Capitals, their economy is 8.13, strike rate at 21.90, and the average is at 29.69. No wonder that teams have been able to score plenty of runs against the DC.

What has been one of the most exciting battles in IPL 2020 is that for the Purple Cap. Two terrific fast bowlers, Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are still engaged in the battle even on the last day of the tournament. While DC pacer Rabada leads with 29 wickets, MI’s Bumrah is at 27.