Despite starting the IPL season with two consecutive wins, Rajasthan Royals have tailed off as they come into this game with four points in four games.
The Royals duo of Steve Smith and Sanju Samson has been sensational, but Jos Buttler is still finding his feet at the top of the order. While Jofra Archer’s fiery spells have helped their cause, RR would be slightly concerned with their fragile middle order as Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag are yet to fire in the competition.
Although Ben Stoke’s arrival bolsters the RR squad, he won’t be available for the game against the star-studded MI.
Riding on the pyrotechnics of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, MI have six points in five games and look good for another top-four finish. MI openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have also shown glimpses of their abilities, and their ever-reliable bowling unit has also done their bit.
It would be difficult for anyone to look past the Mumbai Indians against the Royals on Tuesday, but the four-time IPL champions’ head-to-head record against RR paints a different picture.
Date: 6th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
Unlike the pitches in Sharjah and Dubai, the one at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a touch two-paced which brings the bowlers into the equation.
While the batsmen have preferred to see out the new-ball bowlers, they will have to be wary of the spinners who have been influential in the middle overs. Although most teams have preferred to chase at this venue in the IPL, the conditions don’t change much during a game.
However, dew could play a role in the second innings, something that could entice both the captains to chase after winning the toss. 160 should be a par-score on this surface although either side could easily breach it given their explosive batting units. The weather condition will favor the batsmen.
Teams have started to work out that batting first is more preferable this yeara tactic that worked for Mumbai last time out.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 23 | MI Won: 11 | RR Won: 11 | NR: 1
MI Expected Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
RR Expected Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat.
MI vs RR Match Prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. Mumbai Indians have returned to form with back-to-back wins, while Rajasthan Royals have lost their last two in a row. Mumbai have the momentum and the defending champions are favourites as a result. Mumbai Indians to beat Rajasthan Royals. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.