Defending champions Mumbai Indians will square off against Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) on this Tuesday. An interesting tie of two well-balanced sides could be on the cards. The two teams have seen their ups and downs in the tournament.
However, some solid performances from young talented cricketers has seen them stay in the hunt for a top-four finish. They will hope to play some good cricket in the upcoming games as well.
Defending Champions Mumbai Indians won three games and lost two in this season till now. They are leading the points table in this season.
Speedsters James Pattinson and Trent Boult are bowling well in tandem. Their leader of bowling attack Jasprit Bumrah kept tight lines and bowled economical spells in this season. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Cock smashed his first fifty in this season against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed two half-centuries in five games in this season. Caribbean allrounder Kieron Pollard is in the phenomenal form in this season. Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya played some useful cameos for his team. Allrounder Krunal Pandya smashed 20 runs in just four balls in the last game and he would like to contribute more for his team in upcoming games. Mumbai Indians will be looking forward to winning the next game against Rajasthan Royals to consolidate their top position in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals suffered two consecutive losses in the last few days. With these losses, they fell on the fifth position in the points table.
Their wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler who has a good reputation of being extra-ordinary batsman in limited over formats couldn’t make any impact till now in this season of IPL. They would be concerned about the position of Steven Smith in the line-up. Veteran batsman Robin Uthappa wasted some opportunities till now in this season. So they can also try young Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal by dropping Robin Uthappa. Indian batsman Sanju Samson gave some excellent performances till now.
All-rounder Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer too gave a decent performance in this season. New Indian batsman Mahipal Lomror smashed remarkable knock in the last match though in losing cause. With the return of English allrounder Ben Stokes, Rajasthan would hope their middle order will be stronger. They can sit Tom Curran on the bench for Stokes. They will anticipate a win in this game to return on winnings ways after two defeats.
These two teams played each other 10 times in last five years where Mumbai Indians won four of them and Rajasthan Royals won remaining six games
Mumbai Indians are more likely to win this match as they are in red hot form.
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Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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