IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians – RR Predicted XI
The 45th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 25). Languishing at the second bottom in the points table, Rajasthan Royals have come closer to the end of their IPL 2020’s journey. Although technically they can qualify for the playoffs if they somehow win the three matches left. Therefore, they will enter with the mindset to win the match, albeit it is not an important match for Mumbai Indians, who are table toppers. Here, let’s take a look at Rajasthan Royals playing
The 45th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 25).
Languishing at the second bottom in the points table, Rajasthan Royals have come closer to the end of their IPL 2020’s journey. Although technically they can qualify for the playoffs if they somehow win the three matches left. Therefore, they will enter with the mindset to win the match, albeit it is not an important match for Mumbai Indians, who are table toppers.
Here, let’s take a look at Rajasthan Royals playing XI against MI
1. Robin Uthappa:
While playing as an opener, had set a good base for Rajasthan Royals against RCB. He scored 41 runs off 22 balls, striking seven fours and one six, before losing his wicket. The right-hand batsman had suffered while batting in the middle-order. Promoting him as the opener has worked for RR, so he is likely to bat in the same position against Mumbai Indians.
2. Jos Buttler:
After being highly criticized for sending him down the order, Jos Buttler is likely to open the innings with Robin Uthappa against MI. In the last match against SRH, he came to bat at number five position. Cricket experts highly criticized, stating that Rajasthan Royals are not utilising Buttler properly.
3. Sanju Samson:
Finally, Sanju Samson played a responsible knock in the last match although he didn’t get the support from the other end. He scored 36 off 26 balls and struck three four and one maximum. The wicketkeeper-batsman will look to play similar innings in the left matches.
4. Steve Smith (c):
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith scored only 19 runs leaving his team under pressure. He would look to redeem against MI. Apart from his batting, he has also criticized for his strategy. Cricket expert pointed out that Smith should have sent Jofra Archer earlier after he had picked wickets.
5. Ben Stokes:
Ben Stokes will be demoted in the batting order after he has failed to set fire at the opening position. He has scored 110 runs in five matches at a poor strike rate of 106. 79 while opening the innings. The allrounder is likely to given the role of finisher, which he usually does for his national team.
6. Rahul Tewatia:
Rahul Tewatia has impressed with his all-round performance. He is the only biggest positive for the team in the last nine matches. The allrounder is a hard-hitting batsman while has got the knack of picking wickets and also an excellent fielder. He is a vital cog for Rajasthan Royals this season. So, his position in the playing XI is unquestionable.
Riyan Parag proved his mettle with the bat against SRH by stitching up a match-winning partnership with Rahul Tewatia. The youngster played a sensible knock and took the team across the line to seal the win for Rajasthan Royals. He can be the star performer against MI.
8. Jofra Archer:
is playing as the allrounder for the team. He has got the runs for the team with his power-hitting while he is the master with the ball. The pacer is the leading wicket-taker for them, picking 14 wickets in 10 matches at the economy rate of 6.75. With the bat, he has scored 107 runs at the staggering strike rate of 193.61.
9. Shreyas Gopal:
Although he is an allrounder, he has not much opportunity to bat while he has been an effective leg-spinner. He has picked up seven wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of 8.18. He will retain his place in the playing XI.
10. Kartik Tyagi:
The 19-year-old pacer has impressed with his performance. He has snared six wickets each in the last seven matches, including the prize wicket of Virat Kohli. The fast bowler is having a good season, and the Rajasthan Royals will expect him to continue giving them breakthroughs.
11. Jaydev Undakat:
Javdev Unadkat is probably the weak link of the Rajasthan Royals. He is an expensive bowler, but the franchise has not many options to replace him in the playing XI. In seven matches, he has picked up four wickets at the poor economy rate of 9.91.