The Mumbai Indians will face Rajasthan Royals in match 45 of IPL 2020. This will be a night fixture on Sunday and will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and watchers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
This will be a must-win match for Rajasthan Royals considering the IPL 2020 playoffs. They lost their previous match against SRH and now here’s no room for error if they hope to advance further in the competition.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have truly played like defending champions this season. They have looked ruthless in each department and unsurprisingly are continuously in the Top 4. A win against RR will further consolidate their position at the top and take them close at finishing in the top 2.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 22
MI Won: 11
RR Won: 10
No Result: 1
The conditions at Abu Dhabi is expected to be warm but as the match progresses it will cool down which all the players will cherish.
Average First Innings Score
170 runs in IPL 2020.
Usually, the 22 yards at Abu Dhabi gives the batsmen value for their shots and is good to bat on. Sometimes it slows down in the second half as teams find it difficult to adapt and accelerate.
Injury and Availability News
Rohit Sharma is expected to be fit after he was rested due to an injury in the previous encounter.
Rajasthan Royals will be looking to play their strongest XI Possible as it is now or never if they fail against defending champs.
Fantasy Tips – Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (WK), Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson/ Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Ankit Rajpoot
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks
Jos Buttler: The explosive batsman of RR at all cost needs to fire and bat as an opener against MI. Buttler has currently been wasted batting in the middle order and if they hope to upset MI they need Buttler batting from the first over.
Jofra Archer: The spearhead of RR bowling attack, Archer will be a major threat for the inform MI batting. In the first powerplay and death over Steve Smith will be giving the ball to his strike bowler to win his side the match.
Quinton de Kock: The South African has continued his rich vein of form this season. He remained unbeaten in the previous match and looked in complete command of his batting. De Kock is a sure shot pick in the fantasy team considering his incredible consistency this season.
Jasprit Bumrah: The match winner for MI with the ball will be a notable threat for all the key RR batsmen. Bumrah has bowled with tremendous control and pace in the recent matches. His 4 overs will ultimately decide the fate and if RR can dominate Bumrah they will be favourites to win.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain: Jos Buttler
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, De Kock, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar