The most successful team in the IPL history, Mumbai Indians will take on 2008 season winners Rajasthan Royals in match 20 of the ongoing tournament. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi will host the game between these two teams on October 6 from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.
Rohit Sharma and co. have performed like a champion side so far in this edition. With three wins in five matches, the MI Paltan currently hold the second spot in the Points Table. On the other, this season has not been less than a roller-coaster for Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals. After winning their first two matches, they lost consecutive games.
Mumbai Indians will continue with their winning combination in this clash too but, Rajasthan might bring back Yashasvi Jaiswal for Riyan Parag or Robin Uthappa. The latter two have miserably failed to put up big scores on the board for the Rajasthan-based franchise.
MI vs RR: Head-to-Head
Total matches played: 21
MI won: 10
RR won: 10
No Result: 1
MI vs RR: Possible Playing XIs
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (Wicket-Keeper), Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (Wicket-Keeper), Steve Smith (Captain), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat
MI vs RR: Players to watch out for
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer
MI vs RR: Match Prediction
Defending champions Mumbai Indians look in the red-hot form to start as the favourites to clinch this game. All of their players have contributed so far in the tournament, with either bat or ball. If RR manages to find the right combination for their side in this encounter, then only they hold a chance of victory.