IPL 2020: The match twenty of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR).
MI ranking second on the updated points table have consecutively won their last two matches. Winning three out of five games, they are trying their best to challenge the trophy.
On the other hand, RR, who had started professionally with two consecutive wins, lost the next two matches. With a defeating streak of two matches, they will be eying to clinch a top-notch victory against MI today. Hence, TheSportsMag looks at RR as the winners of the 20th match.
IPL 2020: MI VS RR, MATCH 20, PREDICTED PLAYING XI AND ANALYSIS
MI: Predicted playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar
RR: Predicted playing XI: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Smason, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss: 7:00 pm (IST)
Match: 7:30 pm (IST)
Analysis: MI’s opening duo of Sharma-De Kock can be stable at the times. Their mid-overs is versatile as Ishan Kishan’s abilities are not hidden to score big. Along with Suryakumar, Kishan will be looking forward to stable the score. Pandya, who is known for his hard-hitting, has all-rounding abilities as well. On the other hand, no one can forget the massive sixes of Pollard he used to hit in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Their bowlers, Bumrah, Boult, and Chahar are economical along with grabbing crucial wickets. Chahar went wicketless in the last game but will be hunting the prey against the Royals.
Royals, who won their initial two matches, scored 200+ in both matches as they chased in their second game and targetted their opponent in the first. They were out of luck in the next two but their opening duo of Buttler-Smith will be looking forward to something big this time. Samson along with Parag and Tewatia can run-adding men in mid-overs. Whereas, the bowlers, Curran, Archer, and Ankit can contribute to grab the wickets.