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| On Updated : Oct 25, 2020 1:43 PM IST

MI vs RR Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 Match 45

MI vs RR Prediction: This match is almost a dead rubber. Mumbai is on a high after thrashing the Chennai Super Kings in the last encounter. Whereas RR has almost shut their chances down after failing to grab a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. With the top two positions still in doubt, this match is more important for MI than for RR.

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 45
Date & Time: 25 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Strength

Mumbai Indians:

  • A highly potent top-order batting which has a blend of youth and experience.
  • A strong middle order with power-packed finishers.
  • All their pacers have been pretty good in the early part of the innings.

Rajasthan Royals:

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  • In Buttler, Smith, Stokes, and Samson, they have one of the most dynamic top four that a T20 team could ever wish for.
  • Most of their young players who bat in the lower middle order can be very handy with the bat. Players like Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag provides much greater batting depth to RR.
  • In Jofra Archer, they have one of the best T20 death over specialist.

Weakness

Mumbai Indians:

  • The spin department of Mumbai looks weak compared to the rest of the teams in IPL 2020.
  • The form of third seamer Nathan Coulter Nile is a concern.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • RR’s bowling is a huge worry. The domestic bowlers must complement Jofra Archer big time.
  • Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, and Steve Smith are struggling for form. Apart from a few matches, they haven’t clicked so far.

MI vs RR Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • MI- 65%
  • RR- 35%

Betting odds

Bet365: RR- 2.20, MI- 1.66
Betway: RR- 2.10, MI- 1.70

Mumbai Indians to win the match

MI doesn’t have any big visible weakness in the playing eleven and they are well placed in the points table than the RR. Hence they are sure to outplay the Chennai Super Kings in this match as per RR vs MI today match prediction.

So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on MI.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 24
  • RR – 11
  • MI- 12
  • Abandoned – 1

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • RR – 0
  • MI- 1

RR VS MI MATCH PREDICTION

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Despite the continued losses RR is still expected to retain the same eleven. They may push Jos Buttler to the opening spot as Ben Stokes hasn’t done any justice to that job. No other changes are expected from them. As for MI, they are well placed in the points table. And hence they won’t be making any big changes. Rohit Sharma who was rested for the last match may come in for Sourab Tiwary if he is fit.

RR Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Karthik Tyagi, Akash Singh/ Ankit Rajpoot.

MI Playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary/ Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Expert free tip for Dream11 teams and IPL betting tips

  1. MI all-rounder Kieron Pollard is the form of his life. He should be your ideal captain or vice-captain choice.
  2. Ishan Kishan and Quinton De Kock are in fine form. Bet on them to deliver.
  3. Jos Buttler is a consistent IPL performer. He is due for a big score in this IPL. Bet on him to deliver that today.
  4. Bumrah and Archer are probably the best white-ball bowlers in world cricket. Never leave them out of your fantasy teams.
  5. Trent Boult is fiery with the new ball. His performance in the last match is an example of that.

RR vs MI Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi still hasn’t given any clue to the captains on what to expect from the surface. Dew is a major factor of concern that’ll prompt teams to field first. But the point to be noted is that most matches, even more than 80% of them were won by teams batting first. Considering the line-ups of both the team's anything above 170 seems to be a good enough score.

If Rajasthan Royals bats first: 160-170

If Mumbai Indians bats first: 170-180

RR vs MI cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

MI- Quinton de Kock

The South African captain is in the form of his life. In all the matches that he had got an opportunity to bat, he has served full justice to the team by providing match-winning innings' that suit the situation. As for IPL betting tips, he is the man to invest your money in.

RR- Robin Uthappa

Uthappa showed great promise in the last two matches. After being pushed to the opening slot he has shown his calibre. With less pressure on his shoulders, expect him to play a match-winning innings.

Other prominent options: Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Surya Kumar Yadav

Top Bowler

MI- Jasprit Bumrah

Boom Boom Bumrah is back to his absolute best.  Expect him to continue the same.

RR- Jofra Archer

One man in the RR bowling attack that can break through this strong MI batting line-up is RR's Jofra Archer. If he gets going, then MI doesn't stand a chance.

Other prominent options: Trent Boult

Most Sixes

MI- Quinton de Kock

RR- Robin Uthappa

Player of the Match

Jasprit Bumrah

The current form of Bumrah added with the lack of form of RR batsmen makes him the ideal choice for the ‘Player of the Match' category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.