Defending champions Mumbai Indians will sq. off with 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals in Match 20 of the continued 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
The Rohit Sharma-led facet climbed as much as the highest spot within the IPL standings after registering a snug 34-run victory over the David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad of their earlier fixture.Four-time champions Mumbai Indians are main the desk with three wins from 5 matches.
Mumbai Indians didn’t have a dream begin to their marketing campaign as they slumped to five-wicket defeat by the hands of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK). However, they rebounded strongly to outclass Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs of their second fixture.
Subsequently, the defending champions suffered a Super Over defeat in opposition to Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier than registering back-to-back wins in opposition to Kings XI Punjab (48 runs) and SRH.
Rajasthan Royals, alternatively, are standing on the fifth place within the eight-team desk with two wins from 4 matches they’ve performed to date.The Steve Smith-led staff has registered 16-run and four-wicket victories over CSK and KXIP respectively, whereas their defeats got here in opposition to KKR (by 37 runs) and RCB (by eight wickets).
Going into the conflict, Rajasthan Royals will likely be determined to clinch a victory after shedding two matches in a row. The franchise will as soon as once more depend on their skipper Steve Smith and batsman Sanju Samson and Jofra Archer in tempo, whereas Jos Buttler who has did not impress with the bat to date will look to return to type.
Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag have not been in a position to contribute a lot within the facet’s first 4 matches.
Mumbai Indians, alternatively, look a much-balanced facet and can head into the conflict as favourites. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya and batsman Quinton de Kock have shone for the facet.
The head-to-head report is equal between the 2 sides. Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians have confronted one another in a complete of 23 encounters, with both sides clinching wins on 11 events. One assembly between the 2 sides resulted in no outcome.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Dream11 Team Prediction:
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Jofra Archer,Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shreyas Gopal
Rajasthan Royals Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron.
Mumbai Indians Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
The two squads are as follows:
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Varun Aaron, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Fabian Allen, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare.