Mumbai and Rajasthan, going into this game, had very contrasting storeys. Mumbai began slowly, but now they are in a stable position. They won against Hyderabad in their last game and now find themselves on a two-match winning streak. Their middle-order has been their greatest strength, and their batting department operates on a completely different level with Quinton de Kock back to form. Everything they’re going to hope is that their ace, Jasprit Bumrah, is about to his best, but then again, it’s only a matter of time before it happens.
On the other hand, Rajasthan started strongly in the tournament, having won 2 in 2 matches, but as they moved out of Sharjah, they slowly lost their way. With their latest one being against Bangalore, they have lost back to back games. As soon as possible, they will look to get back to winning ways, lest it damages their chances of a straight qualification. They are currently ranked fifth on the points table, while their rivals remain at the top of the table in Mumbai.
The weather has been sporting full games in Abu Dhabi, but for the players, it was very exhausting. The mere fact that this is a night game provides the players with a great deal of ease. The temperature during the game will be about 33° C. The humidity levels will be in the late 60s during the game.
Since the top-order batsmen initially take about 10 or 15 balls, the sailing should be smooth. The spinners at this venue enjoyed bowling.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar
Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat/Kartik Tyagi
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Dream 11:
Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Quinton de Kock (wk), Steve Smith, Riyan Parag, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Kieron Pollard, Jofra Archer, James Pattinson, Trent Boult
In IPL 2020, MI’s batting and bowling units seem to be succeeding very well. In their two games outside of Sharjah, the RR batsmen have struggled, and it will be a challenging task to score runs against a powerful Mumbai bowling attack. MI are favourites to win this game, given the strength of their squad. L