Mumbai Indians face Delhi Capitals in the 2020 Indian Premier League final (Picture: IPL)

Rohit Sharma has warned his Mumbai Indians squad against complacency ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League final against Delhi Capitals.

Four-time champions Mumbai face first-time finalists Delhi in an IPL final played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mumbai, the most successful team in IPL history, have won all three meetings against Delhi in this year’s tournament.

But India batsman Rohit has told his team to forget about those past victories and treat the Capitals as a ‘new opponent’ in the IPL final.

The Mumbai Indians skipper said: ‘There will be a little psychological advantage, yes, but what we’ve seen with this IPL is that every day is a fresh day, a new pressure, and a new game.

‘So you can’t think too much about what has happened in the past. Of course, you can take a lot of confidence from the past, but you just can’t dwell on it.

‘You need to move forward and think about what you want to do in that particular game because one guy having a good day can take the game away from you.

‘It is that simple in this format, we just need to keep at it all the time and need to focus on little things which we have done well through the season.

‘So again, nothing changes for us. We would treat this as a fresh game and a new opponent.

‘We can’t think that we’ve played these guys before and beaten them. We just need to think that they are a new opponent, and what will we do as a team against that opponent.

‘It is that simple for us. If we keep doing the right things on the field, I’m sure we’ll have the fifth one in the bag.’

Defending champions Mumbai Indians finished top of the IPL group stage with nine victories from their 14 matches.

Mahela Jayawardene’s side then defeated Delhi Capitals in the first eliminator to progress to the final.

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult was limited to just two overs in Mumbai’s victory over Delhi due to an injury concern but Rohit is hopeful he will feature in the final.

‘Trent looks pretty good,’ Rohit said. ‘He is going to have a session today with all of us and we’ll see how he goes.

‘He pulled up pretty well in the last few days. So fingers crossed. Hopefully, he plays.’

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