IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

With contrasting results in their last respective games, Mumbai Indians will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals in match 20 of IPL 2020.

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MI vs RR preview

Four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners MI Paltan will take on 2008 season champions Rajasthan Royals in match 20 of the ongoing tournament. The game between these two teams will take place on October 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians is one of the best teams in the history of this tournament and has performed like one in this edition too. With three victories in five clashes, Rohit Sharma and co. hold the pole position in the Points Table. They are coming to this game after an emphatic victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 17 of the tournament.

They are known for making the least changes in their playing XI, and something similar was seen in this season as well. Moreover, all their players have contributed so far in this tournament with either bat or ball. As a result, the MI-based franchise will continue with their winning combination in this game too, and play the same XI.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals

The journey for the Rajasthan Royals has not been less than a roller-coaster in this IPL edition. After registering two back-to-back wins, they suffered from consecutive losses. Their over-dependence on the top-order batsmen has kept the middle-order unexposed. Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have scored a major chunk of runs fro them.

As a result, they need to make some crucial changes in their line-up to add some more stability to it. As a result, we might see Yashasvi Jaiswal back in the side for Riyan Parag or Robin Uthappa as the latter two have failed to impress so far.

Match Details

Date: October 6, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Squads

Mumbai Indians Full Squad 

Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad 

Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha Joshi, Akash Singh

Ideal Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians Playing XI

  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • James Pattinson
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Trent Boult
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler (wk)
  • Steve Smith (c)
  • Sanju Samson
  • Robin Uthappa/Riyan Parag
  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Tom Curran
  • Jofra Archer
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jaydev Unadkat

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 21

MI won: 10

RR won: 10

No Result: 1

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keepers:

  • Sanju Samson (c)
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Ishan Kishan 

Batsmen:

  • Steve Smith
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders:

  • Mahipal Lomror
  • Kieron Pollard (vc)

Bowlers:

  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jofra Archer
  • Trent Boult

Key Players

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer

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