The ongoing 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been a joy ride for Mumbai Indians so far. They have almost sealed their spot for the playoffs and might also end up topping the table. On the other hand, their opponents Rajasthan Royals, seem to be heading home after a dismal IPL 2020 season.
The last time these two teams met, Mumbai Indians convincingly won the match by a margin of 57 runs. Royals have to bring their ‘A-game’ to the table if they have to stand a chance to beat a strong Mumbai Indians side.
While Rajasthan have almost nothing to lose now, Mumbai will look to secure a win and take a step closer to the playoffs.
Date: 25th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitches in the recent matches have started to assist the new ball bowlers. The likes of Bumrah, Boult, and Jofra can exploit the conditions with the new ball. It will be a hot and humid afternoon. The high humidity levels will test the players’ fitness levels; taking singles and doubles will be a tiring task. The humidity levels will be in the 50s during this game while the temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius.
Both the teams will be desperate to win the toss and bowl first. The last five matches have been by sides batting second.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 22, RR Won: 10, MI Won: 11, NR: 0
RR Expected Playing XI:
Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.
MI Expected Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
RR vs MI Match Prediction:
Albeit for different reasons, both sides are expected to come out all guns blazing in this upcoming encounter. Being accountable we provide accurate and best IPL betting tips. While progressing to the next round is no longer a question for Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals need to win this contest to stay in the hunt. Both sides have pretty good sides on paper, but going by the recent performances, Mumbai Indians certainly trump Rajasthan Royals. Also, Mumbai Indians have a much stable team, unlike Rajasthan Royals who have tinkered with their combination too often. For the reasons stated above, Mumbai Indians are firm favorites to emerge on top in the upcoming encounter. To earn more money by availing our free IPL betting tips, visit the website of Bhaiji.