After a turmoil and agony for six months due to Covid-19, this year’s IPL brought broad smiles and moments of joy on the faces of fans. The action might have shifted in UAE but the quality and intensity never dipped throughout the league stages.
The #Dream11 IPL 2020 has been a tournament to remember so far. The league stages, Eliminators and Qualifiers are done and dusted and we are on the final day of the marquee event with top two teams Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals fighting it out for the silverware. Delhi Capitals, though stumbling, made it to their first-ever IPL final in 13 years by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2.
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In this article, we will look at three coincidences in Delhi Capitals’s favour to win the IPL title first time
- In every leap year i.e 2008, 2012, 2016 there was a new winner in the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad won their first IPL title in 2002, 2012 and 2016 respectively. Following this trend, we should get a new winner in 2020 too. As Mumbai has already won the title four times.
- Mumbai Indians have never lifted the trophy in an even year. In their 13-year long IPL history, MI has reached the final of the tournament six times including this year and have won the titles in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. MI has won four IPL titles and all the four aforementioned years are odd years.
- Along with Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma has also never lifted any T20 tournament in even years. He won his first T20 tournament in 2007 for team India, i.e the T20 world cup. Rohit has won his maiden IPL title in 2009 while playing for Deccan Chargers. This was followed by Rohit guiding Mumbai Indians to victory in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. he reached in the finals of T20 world cup 2014 for Team India but lost against Sri Lanka. The match against Delhi Capitals would be Rohit’s first outing in the IPL final in an even year and looking for all these coincidences, it’s looking that Mumbai Indians will end up on the losing side