RR vs MI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 45

In their previous meeting, Mumbai got the better of the Royals by 57 runs.

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) have had a rough campaign in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team, captained by Steve Smith, are currently placed seventh in the points table with four wins in their first 11 games. After the initial wins in Sharjah, the Royals have completely fallen apart.

In their last game, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) thumped them by eight wickets in Dubai. Smith and Co are next scheduled to lock horns with the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday, October 25 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

MI are high on confidence after their resounding 10-wicket triumph against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sharjah. Another victory in their belt would seal their berth in the playoffs. On head-to-head count, the two teams have been quite competitive.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a good one for batting. But in the last couple of games, it’s been seen that the fast bowlers have gotten quite a fair amount of assistance from the surface.

Teams batting second have tasted a significant amount of success at the venue. The conditions will be fairly warm with the temperature around 31 degrees Celsius. There won’t be much dew though.

Playing Combinations for RR vs MI

Rajasthan Royals

Probable XI

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat

Mumbai Indians

Probable XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Saurabh Tiwary/Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Probable Top Performers for RR vs MI

Ben Stokes– Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes was expected to be an important part of the Royals, but he is yet to fire on all cylinders. The southpaw has opened the batting on every other instance and hasn’t gotten a single big score.

Even in the last match against the Sunrisers, he got his eyes in before getting out. Stokes hasn’t anything of sorts with the ball as well. But bearing in mind his quality, he is expected to come good.

Quinton de Kock – Mumbai Indians

Quinton de Kock is currently the top run-scorer for MI in the ongoing edition, showing how effective he has been. With 368 runs at an average and strike-rate of 46 and 143.19 respectively, the southpaw has been a key factor behind Mumbai’s dominance in the tournament. Keeping in mind his stupendous run of form, the RR bowlers might find it a tad tough to stop the left-hander.

RR vs MI Head to Head

Overall

Played- 24 |RR won- 11 | MI won- 12 | N/R- 1

At neutral venues (outside India)

Played- 3 | RR won- 1 | MI won- 1 | N/R- 1

Average first innings score:   163 (15 matches in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 7 | Lost- 8

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.

Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.

The prediction is for Mumbai Indians to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.