IPL 2020 Match 45- Mumbai vs. Rajasthan Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
The 45th match of IPL 2020 will be played tonight, October 25, 2020, between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Currently, Mumbai Indians sit at the top of the points table with 14 points while Rajasthan Royals are at the 7th position with 8 points. With Rohit Sharma out of this game, Kieron Pollard will hold the reins and captain the team. Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League Picks
Jofra Archer will tear through any batting line-up with his fast bowling. He has scalped 15 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 6.61.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock has time and time again shouldered the responsibility of giving MI an explosive start and he will have to do it again as Rohit Sharma is sitting out due to a hamstring injury. Quinton de Kock is the top run-scorer for MI so far with 368 runs in 10 matches. Jos Buttler has scored 271 in 10 matches at a strike rate of 139. He has the capability to hit the ball across and over the boundary line.
Kieron Pollard boasts a highest strike-rate of 200 which is the highest for any batsman this season. He plays the role of a finisher very well and can take crucial wickets as well if the ball is ever handed over to him.
With 147 runs in 9 matches Robin Uthappa has been underwhelming and coming in as an opener, the team expects a lot from him. So far, he has not stood up to those expectations.
The fast-bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult has dismantled the best batting line-ups this season. Jofra Archer has been consistent and dependable for Rajasthan Royals.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
As far as Fantasy Prediction goes, MI might add two more to their points tally as they seem to be the stronger team coming into this game.
My XI– Quinton de Kock (Captain), Jos Buttler (Vice-Captain), Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Suryakumar Yadav, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Probable XI (MI)- Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Probable XI (RR)- Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.