IPL 2020, MI vs RR Toss Update: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals. RR captain Steve Smith has decided to play with the same team. Rohit-less Mumbai have decided to make a change as Pattinson is coming for Nathan Coulter-Nile in the playing XI.
Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in the history of IPL 2020, will take on Rajasthan Royals on Sunday in a bid to maintain their dominance. This season, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians have won seven of the 10 matches between the top and bottom of the IPL 2020 points table.
At the same time, the Rajasthan Royals need to win this match. Mumbai returned to form by 10 wickets against Chennai Super Kings, in the previous match, they lost to Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in their last match.
The Mumbai Indians, who are currently leading the points table, are on their way to qualifying for the playoffs, but the match is crucial for seventh-placed Rajasthan, as another defeat will bring them closer to elimination.
The biggest concern for Rajasthan is the inactivity of their top order and the form of captain Steve Smith who has scored 265 runs in 11 matches. Throughout the season, Rajasthan has made consistent changes to the first tier and has been greatly affected. The team has some great players like Ben Stokes (110), Sanju Samson (272) and Jose Butler (271), but all three have failed to work together.
The team’s young batsmen get off to a good start, but they have to turn it into a big innings and they have to start taking responsibility if the senior fails.
IPL 2020, MI vs RR Toss Update: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians (playing XI): Quinton de Kok (W), Ishant Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Surab Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (E), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Sahar, Trent Bolt, Jaspreet Bhumra