RR vs MI Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 45

RR vs MI Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 45

Mumbai Indians decimated the Rajasthan Royals in their last encounter and won by 57 runs.

Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Steve Smith (c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

Mumbai Indians:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah


Match Details:

The 45th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Rajasthan Royals (RR), even at this stage of the tournament, are still bogged down by several questions about the composition of their squads. There are various doubts expressed about their batting order and the loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last game only added fuel to the fire. With just three more games left in the tournament, the Royals get set to take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in their upcoming match.

Mumbai Indians, despite missing Rohit Sharma in the last game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), managed to put up a comprehensive performance. They registered a comfortable 10-wicket win to reclaim the top spot on the points table. They look to be a team to beat in this tournament and will enter this game as the firm favourites.


RR vs MI Weather Report for Match 45:

The humidity levels will be in the 50s during this game while the temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The team that wins the toss might opt to bat second at this venue. With a target in sight, it is easier to bat at this venue. In 14 games thus far, the teams chasing won on 8 occasions.

Average first innings score:

158 (At this venue in this tournament till Match 39)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 8, Lost – 5, Tied – 1


Injury and Availability News:

Rohit Sharma is injured and was rested for the last game. With MI already in a good position at the moment, they might look to rest their skipper for one more game.

RR vs MI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

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

Bench:

David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot/Varun Aaron.

Mumbai Indians:

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

Bench:

Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

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RR vs MI Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

In the 11 games thus far, Jofra Archer picked up 15 wickets with a brilliant economy rate of 6.61 and can contribute with the bat too.

Quinton de Kock mustered 368 runs in 10 games and has seemed to be in excellent touch in the last few matches.

Sanju Samson seemed to have found his touch back in the last game and scored 36 off 26 balls. He will be looking forward to playing a big knock in this match. He is also the leading run-scorer for his team with 272 runs.

Jos Buttler accrued 271 runs in the tournament at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 140.

Jasprit Bumrah has got 17 wickets in 10 matches and has maintained an economy rate of 7.32.

Trent Boult was brilliant with the new ball in the last match and has accounted for 16 wickets thus far in the tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav

Vice-Captain Options – Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (c), Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (vc)

Batters – Suryakumar Yadav, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Jofra Archer

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler

Batters – Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Steve Smith

All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tewatia, Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer (vc)


Expert Advice:

Rohit Sharma hasn’t been picked in both the teams since he is uncertain for tomorrow’s game. If he plays this game, the teams will be updated after the toss. You can check our Telegram group for the same.

Today’s RR vs MI Probable Winners:

Mumbai Indians are predicted to win this match and also cling onto the top spot on the points table.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.