MI vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Since 2018, Rajasthan Royals have bullied Mumbai Indians in the IPL regular season, not losing to the defending champions even once thanks to the combination of Archer and Buttler. They would love to continue the streak with MI in red-hot form, while RR still stuck in the Sharjah hangover. Both teams middle-order have experienced contrasting fortunes this season with Pollard, I Kishan, Hardik and Krunal contributing for MI, while the likes of Uthappa and Parag have been out of touch. The bowling attack for both teams has a superstar fast bowler in Bumrah and Archer, but MI's support cast of Boult, Pattinson, Chahar and Krunal wins hands down over the RR attack.
Mumbai Indians have gotten over the odd-season fears by setting the tournament on fire at the early stages. Q De Kock returned back to form with a 67 against SRH, and the bowling unit has been terrific even with Bumrah not at his best and Hardik not bowling. Pattinson who was called up as a replacement for Malinga played the season opener due to a niggle for N Coulter-Nile and has grabbed the chance with both hands. Even if NCN gets fit, it'll be a tough call for the team management to drop Pattinson and they are more likely to field the same eleven.
Rajasthan Royals had a great start to IPL 2020 winning the first two games at Sharjah, but the change of venue hasn't helped them with Buttler yet to hit form and Samson struggling with the large boundaries at Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The middle-order is almost non-existent with Uthappa thrust as the No.5 and a young core surrounding him consisting of Tewatia, Parag and Lomror. B Stokes has arrived in UAE but won't be available for this match due to the quarantine restrictions, and RR would look at adding V Aaron or K Tyagi or A Rajpoot in place of an under-firing Unadkat.
The wickets in Abu Dhabi have been the slowest this IPL with an average score of 160. Finger-spinners have largely been ineffective at Abu Dhabi while leg-spinners and hit the deck pacers have enjoyed some success. Dew has been on and off at this venue.
Possible Dream11 Playing 11 –
MI Playing 11 (probable):
R Sharma (C)
Q De Kock (WK)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for Dream11 Promo Code MI vs RR Dream11 Prediction
Q De Kock – He returned back to form with a stunning 67 against SRH at Sharjah. In the 4 matches he has played against Rajasthan Royals, De Kock has scored two fifties, and apart from Archer, there aren't any bowlers in RR who could trouble him.
Suryakumar Yadav – He has scored his career-best IPL score of 72 against Rajasthan Royals and has been silent in the last couple of matches. This match provides him with an opportunity to come back to his best.
R Chahar – He hasn't replicated his 2019 success so far this season but has a good opportunity to get amongst the wickets against the struggling middle-order of Rajasthan Royals.
J Bumrah – He has some great match-up numbers against the likes of Buttler, Uthappa and Smith. With Rohit using him predominantly at the back end of the innings, there's a high probability of him fetching some wickets.
Possible Dream11 Playing 11 –
RR Playing 11 (probable):
J Buttler (WK)
S Smith (C)
Let’s take a look at some best picks for MI vs RR Today Match Prediction
J Buttler – He has been the chief architect of RR's recent domination against Mumbai Indians scoring two match-winning fifties. He's been a bit out of touch lately and will fancy his chances while facing one of his favourite opponents.
J Archer – If Buttler is the chief architect with the bat, then Archer is a wreck-in-chief with the ball against Mumbai Indians bagging 9 wickets from four matches at an extra-ordinary strike-rate of 10.67.
S Smith – He was dismissed for single-digit scores in the last couple of matches and would want to compensate against MI in this match. He is quite adept against the pace attack of MI and can handle their spinners too.
S Samson – His IPL batting record against MI is quite decent with 392 runs from 14 games at an average of 28.00. He has struggled to replicate his form from Sharjah, but can expect some runs from the Kerala lad.
Team Composition Preferences –
1). All Rounders – Try not to pick more than two and pick more bowling allrounders than batting allrounders.
2). Batsman – Pick just the mandatory three players as the options here are limited
3). Bowlers – Hit the deck pacers and leg-spinners are the key here.
4). Wicket-Keeper – There are 4 quality options present here with Buttler, Samson, Q De Kock and I Kishan. Can overload in this category.
Having more MI players in the MI vs RR Dream11 Match Prediction team is preferable.
Captaincy Picks –
Choose a wicket-keeping batsman as your captain or one of the top-order batsmen from both teams. If you want to go out of the box, choose a hit the deck pacer as your captain.
Differential Picks –
R Parag – He was touted as one of the finds of the IPL in 2019 but hasn't satisfied the promise this season. However, he comes up against the same team against whom he scored a match-defining knock of 43 off 29 to gain some prominence.
H Pandya – Hardik's credits have dropped with him not able to bowl due to recovery constraints, but the stylish all-rounder is showing signs of coming back to his best with the bat, and a defining knock is just around the corner.