Defending champions and four-time winners Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals in Match 45 of the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The Rohit Sharma-led facet is occupying the highest spot within the IPL 2020 standings with seven victories from 10 matches. Rajasthan Royals, alternatively, are languishing down on the seventh spot within the eight-team desk with 4 wins from 11 video games.
Mumbai Indians are coming into the conflict on the again of a complete 10-wicket win over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The victory got here beneath Kieron Pollard’s management and within the absence of normal skipper Rohit Sharma, who missed the conflict resulting from a hamstring damage.
In the meantime, Smith’s crew is heading into the match after slumping to an eight-wicket defeat by the hands of David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad of their earlier conflict.
Within the earlier encounter between the 2 sides, Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 79 and Jasprit Bumrah’s four-wicket haul guided Mumbai Indians to a 57-run victory over the Rajasthan franchise.
Whereas Mumbai will look to seal one more win over Smith’s facet, Rajasthan can be eager to bounce again and settle the scores within the two sides’ second match of the season.
So far as head-to-head report is anxious, Mumbai Indians maintain a slight benefit over Rajasthan Royals. The 2 groups have confronted one another in a complete of 24 matches, with MI sustaining a 12-11 lead over RR.
Speaking in regards to the two sides’ report at this venue, RR have received 4 out of six matches in Abu Dhabi, whereas Mumbai have received 5 out of seven matches right here.
In the meantime, a number of the gamers of the 2 franchises may also look to realize particular person milestones.
Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan require 19 runs and 44 runs to achieve 2500 runs and 1000 runs, respectively within the IPL.
Whereas Jos Buttler is simply two sixes in need of finishing 50 IPL sixes for RR, Jasprit Bumarah requires one wicket to achieve 100 IPL wickets.
When to observe?
The match between MI and RR would be the second conflict of Sunday’s double header and can kickstart at 7.30 p.m IST within the absence of followers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The place to observe?
The match can be telecast on Star Sports activities Community, whereas the stay streaming of the tie may also be obtainable on Star’s streaming software Hotstar.
RR vs MI, Dream11 Crew Prediction:
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson
All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
Mumbai Indians Possible XI: Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
Rajasthan Royals Possible XI: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal/Mayank Markande and Kartik Tyagi.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai, Sherfane Rutherford, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Mitchell McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh and Mohsin Khan.
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron