Sundaram Ravi (India), Paul Reiffel (Australia), Chettithody Shamshuddin (India, TV)
The strip in Abu Dhabi has a reputation of favouring the bowlers. While the pacers would look to exploit the freshness at the start of the innings, the spinners would try to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs. Dew won't play that big a role for there was no sign of it during the Eliminator on Friday. The captain winning the toss should opt to field first and restrict the opposition to something around 140 runs.
It would be a hot and humid evening with temperatures hovering between 29 and 27 degree celsius. We are in for full 40 overs.
Both sides will be going into the match with contrasting forms. While the SunRisers Hyderabad are on a 4-match winning run, the Delhi Capitals have lost 5 of their last 6 games. However, both the teams can take tonight's contest as a one-off affair for a win tonight will take either of them to the IPL 2020 final. For DC to make that happen, they desperately need both their openers to fire and lay a solid founation at the start of the innings. Only then will the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis feel less pressure and be able to play their natural game. On the other hand, for SRH to keep their momentum going, they also need their openers to score big, as has been their moto right through the season. That said, both SRH and DC would look to make early inroads with the ball, and put the opposition on the back foot straightaway.
What a day for @DelhiCapitals. All these years of heartbreak and now, finally, a place in the final. And a deserving spot for a team that, after a gruelling tournament, finished second at the league stage.