The 20th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Mumbai and Rajasthan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best Mumbai vs Rajasthan team prediction for today’s match.
Mumbai vs Rajasthan Match 20 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.
Mumbai and Rajasthan meet each other for the first time this season in the next fixture of Indian T20 League. Mumbai are sitting at the top with three wins in five games with the best NRR of +1.214. They are the only team to restrict their opposition below 200 at Sharjah. Their bowling keeps getting better with the likes of Kieron Pollard giving all-round contributions in the middle overs. However, they will be more familiar with the conditions of Abu Dhabi. They would like to go ahead with no changes in their XI and make it eight points in six games.
On the other side, Rajasthan couldn’t continue the momentum they got from Sharjah and suffered two losses in a row. They are placed at fifth position in the points table. Their batting has failed on both the occasions outside Sharjah. The Steven Smith-led side need to fix their batting order and take bold decisions on someone like Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag. Their bowling has been fine and will be expecting to be at their best against Mumbai.
Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Mumbai Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sherfane Rutherford, Anukul Roy, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Digvijay Deshmukh.
Rajasthan Probable Playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Jos Buttler (WK), Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat/Kartik Tyagi.
Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (VC), Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Steven Smith
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror
Bowlers – Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Steven Smith (VC), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard (C), Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson
Injury & Availability News
Ben Stokes has arrived in UAE but he will be not available for this game as he is undergoing the quarantine period.
Mumbai vs Rajasthan Weather Report
The weather will continue to be hot and humid in Abu Dhabi. There is no chance of rain at all. The temperature will be around 33-34 Degree Celsius.
The pitch looks equally good for batting and bowling. As we saw in the last game, if the batsman spends some time in the middle, he will enjoy scoring some runs on this tricky surface. Anything above 160 is difficult to chase here.
Average first innings score:
169 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0 (Considering last five Indian T20 League matches at this venue)
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
Rohit Sharma – Mumbai – He has 176 runs at a SR 144.3. He is scoring at an average of 47.2 with a SR of 146.5 in Abu Dhabi this season. He has been in brilliant touch and is expected to tackle the Archer-led pace attack of Rajasthan.
Jos Buttler – Rajasthan – Jos Buttler has an average of 94.5 in three innings against Mumbai in his T20 career. He also has an impressive SR of 181.7 against them. He strikes Jasprit Bumrah at a rate of 162.5 and a SR of 228.6 against Krunal last season. He will be crucial for Rajasthan in the Powerplay.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: Rohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain Options: Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Quinton de Kock
Today’s Mumbai vs Rajasthan Probable Winners
Mumbai is expected to win this match.