MI vs RR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Desperate For Turnaround Against Mumbai Indians

MI vs RR Playing XI Live Updates IPL 2020: Meanwhile Former KXIP player and mentor has said that the team deserved to be at the bottom of the table. "CSK won the match by 10 wickets and consigned Kings XI Punjab to the last position in the points table, which is actually their place. This is the first time this year that the side batting first in Dubai lost. This is a feat only Punjab can pull off,” Sehwag said.

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    Meanwhile Former KXIP player and mentor has said that the team deserved to be at the bottom of the table. “CSK won the match by 10 wickets and consigned Kings XI Punjab to the last position in the points table, which is actually their place. This is the first time this year that the side batting first in Dubai lost. This is a feat only Punjab can pull off,” Sehwag said.

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    Meanwhile Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has lauded his team's power hitters ahead of their clash against Rajasthan Royals.  ‘It is great to have three power hitters,’ Rohit said. Appreciating Krunal Pandya’s knock of 20 runs off four balls towards the end of their innings to get them past 200 runs”, Rohit said at the post-match presentation.

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    1) Trent Boult (MI)

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    1) Trent Boult (MI) vs Steven Smith (RR)

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    It does not get any closer than this! MI and RR have faced each other 21 times in the IPL and have shared the honours with 10 wins each.  RR has dominated the recent rivalry between the two teams winning four of the last five encounters. Their clash in Durban in South Africa in 2009 was abandoned due to rain.

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    Last 5 matches

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    Robin Uthappa has really struggled this season. He has accounted for just 33 runs in 4 games so far. That's an average of 8.25! Dropped a catch of Sunil Narine against KKR. To be very frank he looks a pale shadow of his former self.

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    A lot depends on Rohit Sharma at the top. But more than that, it will be De Kock who can pose a threat to RR. De Kock is very good on the leg side. Especially in the region from mid on to mid wicket area.

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    Some brilliant death bowling from Mumbai Indians in their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah. Some slow balls, some wide yorkers and SRH found themselves in a lot of trouble. Will Mumbai bowlers be upto the task tonight?

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17:27 (IST)

Meanwhile Former KXIP player and mentor has said that the team deserved to be at the bottom of the table. “CSK won the match by 10 wickets and consigned Kings XI Punjab to the last position in the points table, which is actually their place. This is the first time this year that the side batting first in Dubai lost. This is a feat only Punjab can pull off,” Sehwag said.

16:44 (IST)

Now some good news for RCB fans. Despite last night's loss, RCB skipper Virat Kohli had something to cheer about.

16:22 (IST)

Mumbai Indians can defend totals very well, so if Steve Smith wins the toss he must choose to bat first on this pitch. Bat first, get runs on the board and hope they remove opposition openers early.

15:56 (IST)

You can read more about the other Prithvi here.

15:45 (IST)

As we all know SRH won't be able to use Bhuvi anymore but they have brought in a replacement in his place. That will be Prithvi Raj Yarra. Prithvi was formerly contracted to Kolkata Knight Riders and played in two matches for them last season taking one wicket.

15:34 (IST)

Shreyas Gopal getting some tips from legend Shane Warne! This video is pure gold.

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Meanwhile Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has lauded his team's power hitters ahead of their clash against Rajasthan Royals.  ‘It is great to have three power hitters,’ Rohit said. Appreciating Krunal Pandya’s knock of 20 runs off four balls towards the end of their innings to get them past 200 runs”, Rohit said at the post-match presentation.

14:59 (IST)

There you go, there is the banter.

14:40 (IST)

Here are the top five players who can turn tonight's game on its head.

1) Trent Boult (MI)

2) Kieron Pollard (MI)

3) Rohit Sharma (MI)

4) Sanju Samson (RR)

5) Steven Smith (RR)

14:11 (IST)

Key match-ups in tonight's clash between RR and MI.

1) Trent Boult (MI) vs Steven Smith (RR)

2) Kieron Pollard (MI) vs Jofra Archer (RR)

3) Sanju Samson (RR) vs Jasprit Bumrah (MI)

13:52 (IST)

Rahul Chahar is all set for this big clash.

13:37 (IST)

Skipper Virat Kohli was unimpressed with RCB's catching last night. "Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us. It is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters and those things hurt you," he said.

13:18 (IST)

It does not get any closer than this! MI and RR have faced each other 21 times in the IPL and have shared the honours with 10 wins each.  RR has dominated the recent rivalry between the two teams winning four of the last five encounters. Their clash in Durban in South Africa in 2009 was abandoned due to rain.

13:01 (IST)

Last 5 matches

RR won both the home and away matches in 2018 and 2019.

RR won by 5 wickets

RR won by 4 wickets

RR won by 7 wickets

RR won by 3 wickets

MI won by 8 runs

12:35 (IST)

This is what Ravi Ashwin tweeted after he let go of an easy chance to mankad Aussie limited overs skipper Aaron Finch.
 

12:20 (IST)

Robin Uthappa has really struggled this season. He has accounted for just 33 runs in 4 games so far. That's an average of 8.25! Dropped a catch of Sunil Narine against KKR. To be very frank he looks a pale shadow of his former self.

12:05 (IST)

Pandya brothers are ready for this big game. Are you?

11:50 (IST)

Meanwhile some former India cricketers feel Rishabh Pant must replace MS Dhoni in Team India. Agree?

11:38 (IST)

A lot depends on Rohit Sharma at the top. But more than that, it will be De Kock who can pose a threat to RR. De Kock is very good on the leg side. Especially in the region from mid on to mid wicket area.

11:24 (IST)

And news coming in that the crisis between Cricket Australia and home broadcaster seemed to deepening. This is regarding India's tour to Australia later this year.

11:14 (IST)

Mumbai Indians have no dearth of fast bowling. They have Aussie James Pattinson and Kiwi Trent Boult to open the bowling and then Jasprit Bumrah comes first change. Some quality line up there.

10:51 (IST)

Some brilliant death bowling from Mumbai Indians in their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah. Some slow balls, some wide yorkers and SRH found themselves in a lot of trouble. Will Mumbai bowlers be upto the task tonight?

10:38 (IST)

Mumbai Indians are riding high on confidence after beating KXIP and SRH in back to back matches. Their performance in the last two matches has eclipsed their weak start in the tournament. In their last match, every batsman who played scored 20 plus, except for the captain himself, taking their total to 208. Sharma has proved useful in matches against KXIP and KKR, smashing superb half centuries. It looks like everything is now falling in place for them, after their heart-breaking loss in the Super Over playing against RCB. De Kock, Yadav and Ishan have been doing well with the bat. Pollard appears to be his usual destructive self. In bowling, Boult and Bumrah are leading the way with support from Pattinson and others.

10:01 (IST)

Rajasthan Royals Possible Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa (WK), Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer

10:01 (IST)

Mumbai Indians Possible Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah

10:01 (IST)

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to turn around their fortune after the two consecutive losses when they go up against Mumbai Indians in Match 20 of the IPL 2020. They have now dropped to the fifth position, while MI have taken the top spot.

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MI have registered thumping victories in their last couple of matches – against Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The biggest gain for them is the return in form of their opener, Quinton de Kock. Rohit Sharma is their leading scorer and has already registered two fifties in the tournament. Suryakumar Yadav needs a substantial knock at number 3. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are the trump cards for MI in the middle order – no total is safe when the duo are at the crease. The West Indian has a strike rate of 208.97 in IPL 2020.

09:58 (IST)

Hello and welcome to our daily blog as we build up to Match 20 of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

MI vs RR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals Desperate For Turnaround Against Mumbai Indians

MI vs RR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Meanwhile Former KXIP player and mentor has said that the team deserved to be at the bottom of the table. “CSK won the match by 10 wickets and consigned Kings XI Punjab to the last position in the points table, which is actually their place. This is the first time this year that the side batting first in Dubai lost. This is a feat only Punjab can pull off,” Sehwag said.

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MI would look to continue their winning ways – they have won their previous two encounters. On the other hand, RR, which has lost its last two matches, will look for inspiration from the way they started the tournament.

Mumbai Indians

MI have registered thumping victories in their last couple of matches – against Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The biggest gain for them is the return in form of their opener, Quinton de Kock. Rohit Sharma is their leading scorer and has already registered two fifties in the tournament. Suryakumar Yadav needs a substantial knock at number 3. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are the trump cards for MI in the middle order – no total is safe when the duo are at the crease. The West Indian has a strike rate of 208.97 in IPL 2020.

Trent Boult has been the pick of the MI bowlers so far – he has picked 8 wickets in the tournament. James Pattinson has also picked 7 wickets while being fairly restrictive with an economy rate of 8. Jasprit Bumrah had an indifferent start to the edition – although he has bowled the maximum number of dot balls in the competition he has also conceded a number of boundary balls – that explains his economy rate of 8.8.

ALSO READ: IPL 2020: Players With Most Fours – KXIP’s KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal Lead the Way

Rajasthan Royals

The Royals started with a bang but have gone a bit out of steam since then. After two high octane wins against CSK and KXIP in high scoring encounters in Sharjah, they went down quite timidly to KKR in Dubai before another crushing loss at the hands of RCB at Abu Dhabi.

Sanju Samson played two breathtaking knocks at the smaller ground in Sharjah but was dismissed for single-digits in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It has been the exact story for the skipper, Steven Smith too. Jos Buttler has got starts in the last two matches but failed to convert them into a substantial innings. Robin Uthappa is a bit of a waste at number 4 and 5. He has just scored 33 runs in 4 innings. Maybe RR need to push him to open with Smith and get Buttler as a finisher down the order.

The bowling, with the exception of Jofra Archer, hasn’t looked very intimidating. The English pacer also has not picked as many wickets as he would have liked but has been difficult to get away as his economy rate of 6.75 indicates – by far the best amongst all RR bowlers.

ALSO READ: IPL 2020: Players With Best Economy Rate – Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel Most Miserly Bowler So Far

WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 20

WHEN: October 6, 7:30PM IST

WHERE: Abu Dhabi

TELECAST: Star Sports Network

LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar

Predicted XIs

Rajasthan Royals – Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Steven Smith, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Tewatia

 Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, James Pattinson