Match 20 of the IPL will witness the battle of the blues as Mumbai Indians take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Mumbai Indians will have the top spot in sight while Rajasthan Royals will try to snap their two game losing streak. Royals looked near perfect in their first two games, but since their move away from Sharjah, they’ve found themselves struggling with both bat and ball. Jos Buttler hasn’t really clicked yet, but has still been effective at the top for them. The likes of Sanju Samson and Quinton de Kock are expected to be the key in MI vs RR My11Circle Team. Royals are desperate for a win, and that may just help them pull this one in their favour.
Match 20, IPL 2020
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
Tuesday 6 October, 7:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
Mumbai Indians don’t have many reasons to tweak their playing 11, but the availability of Saurabh Tiwary could mean an exit for Suryakumar Yadav. The depth in their batting line-up is massive with Pollard holding fort at the fag end of every innings. Their bowling is a concern, but they can be pretty sure that this is their best bowling attack.
MI Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Quinton de Kock (WK)
Saurabh Tiwary/Suryakumar Yadav
The biggest concern for Royals is their bowling in the powerplay. They’ve managed just one wicket in that phase, and that too of Sunil Narine. They’ll also be bothered about their feeble looking middle-order that does make it imperative for possible swap Robin Uthappa with Yashasvi Jaiswal.
DC Predicted XI
Steven Smith (C)
Jos Buttler (WK)
Robin Uthappa/Yashasvi Jaiswal
Let's look at the IPL 2020 MI vs RR My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Sanju Samson , Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler, Ishan Kishan
BAT: Steven Smith (C), Rohit Sharma
ALL: Kieron Pollard (VC), Mahipal Lomror
BLR: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Jofra Archer
SUBS: Krunal Pandya(S4), Tom Curran(S3), Shreyas Gopal(S2), Hardik Pandya(S1)
For of the top batsmen from both sides are listed as wicket-keepers for MI vs RR My11Circle contest. Ishan Kishan impressed with a stellar innings of 99 in his very first game and will be expected to score big if he gets going. Quinton de Kock seems to have bit form as well after scoring 67 in the last game. 171 runs in 4 innings, such has been the form for Sanju Samson. He will again be the key man for Royals with the bat. Jos Buttler lands some big hits in the first few overs and does manage 20-30 runs despite not being at his best.
Having picked up 4 wicket-keepers, there is space only for two batsmen in our MI vs RR My11Circle Team. Both captains, Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith complete our batting line-up. Steven Smith is also the captain of our side as we expect him to score big today.
Kieron Pollard has got out only once in the five innings he has batted in so far. He has 167 runs at an average of 167. He conceded just 20 runs from 3 overs at the batting paradise, Sharjah. That touts him as a bowling option Rohit Sharma is likely to turn to against the Royals. With options aplenty, the young and enticing Mahipal Lomror gets into our MI vs RR My11Circle Team basis the promise he offers and the 47 he scored in the last game.
The three big names, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult complete our MI vs RR My11Circle Team. Archer is yet to deliver what is expected of him, but the Abu Dhabi pitch is likely to offer the Pacers some help. The pitch makes it a straightforward pick for Trent Boult and Jaspirt Bumrah as well. They both will cause trouble to a now inconsistent looking Royals top order.
The MUM vs RR My11Circle contest plays host to the Beat the Expert contest offering a double the entry fee along with a 25% discount on Weekly Crorepati contest. Another interesting contest will be the Mega Contest offering INR 1 Crore 25 Lakh along with an iPhone SE to the winner. The Delight Contest too might interest the fantasy players as the winner gets a Samsung A51 along with the INR 25 lakh cash prize.
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