IPL 2020, Match 45: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 45: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – Stats Preview

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On Sunday (25th October) evening, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will meet the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) in the 45th match of the IPL 2020.

It will be the 11th match for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL season who are currently leading the points table with 14 points (7 wins and 3 loses). Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will play their 12th match of this season who are currently in the 7th position in the IPL 2020 points table with 8 points (4 wins and 7 loses).

It will be their second meeting this season. During the 20th match of the IPL 2020 (at Abu Dhabi on 6th October 2020), they met for the first time in this season. Mumbai Indians won that match by 57 runs.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 45: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 45: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians (RR vs MI) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

RR (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Won and Lost

MI (oldest to latest) – Won, Won, Won, Lost (Super Over) and Won

Men-in-form

Stats RR MI
Top run-scorers Sanju Samson (272 runs) Quinton de Kock (368 runs)
Jos Buttler (271 runs) Ishan Kishan (261 runs)
Steven Smith (265 runs) Rohit Sharma (260 runs)
Top wicket-takers Jofra Archer (15 wickets) Jasprit Bumrah (17 wickets)
Rahul Tewatia (7 wickets) Trent Boult (16 wickets)
Shreyas Gopal (7 wickets) Rahul Chahar (13 wickets)

 

Records of RR and MI in the UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 16 6 9 1 (1/0) 0
MI 15 7 6 2 (0/2) 0

 

Records of RR and MI at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 6 3 2 1 (1/0) 0
MI 7 5 2 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Sanju Samson

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Sanju Samson (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Sanju Samson has scored 1996 T20 runs for Rajasthan Royals. He is four runs away to complete his 2000 T20 runs for Rajasthan Royals. After Ajinkya Rahane (3098 runs) and Shane Watson (2474 runs), Samson will be the third batsman to score 2000 T20 runs for this team.

Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (172 wickets) is two wickets away to surpass the former Indian left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan (173 wickets) and become the most T20 wicket-taker as an Indian left-arm bowler.

ii) Jaydev Unadkat, who has picked up 25 wickets for Rajasthan Royals, is one wicket away to surpass Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir (25 wickets) and will become the second most T20 wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals. Only Australian left-arm pacer James Faulkner is ahead of them in this list with 53 T20 wickets for this team.

Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler (Image Credit: IPL)

i) With two more sixes, English cricketer Jos Buttler (48 sixes) will become the fifth Rajasthan Royals cricketer to hit 50 T20 sixes.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah has taken 99 IPL wickets for Mumbai Indians. He needs one more wicket to complete his 100 IPL wickets for this team. After Lasith Malinga (170 wickets) and Harbhajan Singh (127 wickets), Bumrah will be the third bowler to take 100 IPL wickets for this team.

ii) Jasprit Bumrah has already picked up 199 T20 wickets. With one more wicket, Bumrah will be the first Indian pacer and sixth Indian bowler to take 200 T20 wickets.

Rohit Sharma

Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, stats, stats preview, RR vs MI
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) Rohit Sharma (3988 runs) is 12 runs away to complete his 4000 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians. He will be the first batsman to score 4000 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, he will also become the fifth batsman to score 4000 IPL runs for a team.

ii) Rohit Sharma has scored 8902 runs in T20 career. The right-handed batsman is 98 runs away to complete his 9000 T20 runs. After Virat Kohli (9265 runs), Rohit will be second Indian to score 9000 T20 runs.

Kieron Pollard

Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, stats, stats preview, RR vs MI
Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard (2963 runs) is 37 runs away to complete his 3000 IPL runs for Mumbai Indians. After Rohit Sharma, he will be the second batsman to score 3000 IPL runs for this team.

ii) Also, Kieron Pollard has scored 3466 T20 runs for Mumbai Indians. He is 34 runs away to complete his 3500 T20 runs for this team. After Rohit Sharma, Pollard will become the second batsman to score 3500 T20 runs for this team.

iii) Kieron Pollard (299 catches) is only one catch away to become the first non-wicket-keeper to take 300 catches in T20 career.

Krunal Pandya

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Krunal Pandya (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The left-handed batsman Krunal Pandya has already scored 973 T20 runs for Mumbai Indians. Scoring 27 more runs, Krunal will become the first left-handed batsman to score 1000 T20 runs for Mumbai Indians.

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