RR are all set to face MI. It would be difficult for anyone to look past the Mumbai Indians against the Royals on Tuesday, but the four-time IPL champions’ head-to-head record against RR paints a different picture. There’s nothing to separate the two sides as both have eleven wins apiece in 12 seasons of the IPL. If this is any indication of things to come, we should be in for a very competitive clash between two explosive batting units. With either side eyeing a win to sustain their momentum in the IPL 2020. enthusiasts are in for a treat!
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 20. IPL 2020
6th October 2020 (at 7:30 PM IST).
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
What To Expect:
Unlike the pitches in Sharjah and Dubai, the one at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a touch two-paced which brings the bowlers into the equation.While the batsmen have preferred to see out the new-ball bowlers, they will have to be wary of the spinners who have been influential in the middle overs. Although most teams have preferred to chase at this venue in the IPL, the conditions don’t change much during a game.However, dew could play a role in the second innings, something that could entice both the captains to chase after winning the toss. 160 should be a par-score on this surface although either side could easily breach it given their explosive batting units. Hence expect an equal contest between bat and ball.
The Royals duo of Steve Smith and Sanju Samson has been sensational, but Jos Buttler is still finding his feet at the top of the order. While Jofra Archer’s fiery spells have helped their cause, RR would be slightly concerned with their fragile middle order as Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag are yet to fire in the competition. Although Ben Stokes’ arrival bolsters the RR squad, he won’t be available for the game against the star-studded MI.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat.
Mumbai Indians were Excellent against SRH the other day. They got runs on the board and backed it up with the ball in hand. Riding on the pyrotechnics of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, MI have six points in five games and look good for another top-four finish. MI openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have also shown glimpses of their abilities, and their ever-reliable bowling unit has also done their bit.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.