MUM vs RAJ MPL Team: Mumbai Indians in pursuit to get back to the points table of the ongoing Indian Premier League will take on Rajasthan Royals in tonight’s fixture at Abu Dhabi. Mumbai are looking for their third straight win while Royals are looking to avoid their third straight loss. We have got used to seeing Mumbai struggle in the opening few matches and then going on to win the title but this has been something different from them as they look switched-on from their second game, the first one was a tame loss to Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener, and that means that Rajasthan will have to play out of their skins to beat the defending champions.
Fixture: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 20, IPL 2020
Date: Tuesday, 06th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The average first-innings score after the first 6 matches here is 168 but the average winning score goes up to 183. Rajasthan have not won a game since they moved away from the flat pitch and short boundaries of Sharjah and they will need to get their act together here or else be ready for a classic Mumbai Indians thumping.
Team News MI: Mumbai Indians have got all areas covered. All of their Top-6 batsmen have fired and their pace bowing trio of Boult-Bumrah-Pattinson, backed by spin of Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya are their biggest strength. Expect them to field the same side. So make better decisions while selecting players for MI vs RR MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Team News RR: Ben Stokes has arrived in UAE but is still in quarantine meaning Tom Curran will get another outing. RR, unlike MI, have a lot of problems like the massive failures of Uthappa, Parag, Unadkat among others.
Expected Change: Rajasthan may bring another bowling option in Ankit Rajput in place of Riyan Parag and give another chance to Uthappa.
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MUM Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Quinton de Kock (wk)
2 Rohit Sharma (capt)
3 Suryakumar Yadav
4 Ishan Kishan
5 Hardik Pandya
6 Kieron Pollard
7 Krunal Pandya
8 James Pattinson
9 Trent Boult
10 Rahul Chahar
11 Jasprit Bumrah
RAJ Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Jos Buttler (wk)
2 Steven Smith (capt)
3 Sanju Samson
4 Robin Uthappa
5 Rahul Tewatia
6 Mahipal Lomror
7 Riyan Parag/Ankit Rajpoot
8 Tom Curran
9 Jofra Archer
10 Shreyas Gopal
11 Jaydev Unadkat
Quinton de Kock: The South African wicket-keeper batsman finally got back to form hitting his first fifty in the last game against SRH and he would like to carry on with the momentum. QDK likes pace on the ball and he will get a lot of it from Jofra Archer and we just can’t wait for the battle to start. He can erupt to something special in MI vs RR Today Match Prediction
Steve Smith: After two consecutive fifties, Smith has seen two consecutive failures. The captain of RR will be eager to be among runs once again as he is opening the innings and the onus is on him to lay a solid platform. Mumbai have one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament and the bests from RR will have to fight fire with fire.
Rohit Sharma: The captain of Mumbai Indians edged a wide one from Sandeep Sharma in their last match and would be irritated by the shot. He has been a bit inconsistent in the season so far and would be hoping for a big score today.
Jos Buttler: Buttler has got into 20s but has gone out after that which you don’t expect from such an established T20 batsman. Rajasthan have pinned a lot of hopes on Buttler coming good for them and he must give himself a bit more time before he starts smashing. Rajasthan are in desperate situation and need him to stand up and make a significant contribution.
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Kieron Pollard: The big West Indian is in the form of his life and has already contributed to a couple of MI’s wins. He is also bowling a few overs which means that he can earn you points from his bowling on top of the tons of points he will earn with his bat, also don’t forget his catching at the boundary.
Sanju Samson: Sanju is leading the charts for Sixes with 16 top hits but has failed to get into double figures since he moved away from Sharjah. Sanju is RR’s x-factor and he needs to get his mojo back before it’s too late for his side.
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James Pattinson (Credits 8): The Aussie speedster has been brilliant for Mumbai and is in the race for Purple Cap with 8 scalps so far. He bowls a heavy ball and has developed a good cutter too, which he used to dismiss David Warner in the last match.
Mahipal Lomror (Credits 8): Lomror showed his ability with the bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (47) and he can contribute with his slow left-arm spin too. Lomror can prove a good pick considering his current form.