Mumbai Indians, who are currently rank number one holder in the points table, will face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday (October 25) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
After registering a comfortable win against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians will be confident to unleash their attack against RR, who are currently lying at the second last position in the table.
Here, let’s take a look at Mumbai Indians predicted playing XI
Quinton de Kock:
Quinton de Kock amassed unbeaten 46 runs off 37 balls and played second fiddle to Ishan Kishan against CSK to guide Mumbai Indians to a comfortable win. The wicketkeeper-batsman will be looking to play a big knock against RR.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma took rest in the last match because he had suffered from a hamstring injury while Kieron Pollard was handed captaincy. He will return to the team and will be pumped to play a big knock.
Overall, he has scored 260 runs, including two half-centuries, in nine matches at the strike rate of 129.35
3. Suryakumar Yadav:
Batting at number three position, Suryakumar has gathered 243 runs in nine matches. Whenever openers have lost their wickets early, the youngster has built partnerships. He will look to get good scores on board for Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
4. Ishan Kishan:
Although CSK had given undaunting 114 runs target, Ishan Kishan instead of playing a slow and composed innings went harsh on bowlers. He toyed them and scored 68 off 37 balls, striking six fours and five sixes to finish the game in thirteen overs.
5. Hardik Pandya:
Hardik Pandya is being used only as a batsman by the Mumbai Indians. The fast bowling allrounder had come after recovering from the injury. So, MI is not taking the risk to rush him for bowling. So, far, with the bat, he has snared 164 runs in nine matches at the strike rate of 160.78.
6. Kieron Pollard:
Kieron Pollard is one of the biggest pillars of Mumbai Indians. Against KXIP, after the early fall of the top-order, he took the team to a fighting total of 176 runs after scoring 34* runs off 12 balls. He is always a big trouble for bowlers.
7. Krunal Pandya:
The spin bowling allrounder Krunal Pandya has contributed significantly with both bat and ball in all the matches. Against SRH, he scored 20 runs off just four balls, striking two boundaries and two sixes, while also with the ball, he picked one wicket. He is an integral part of the team and will be expected to produce similar spells for Mumbai Indians in the coming matches.
8. Rahul Chahar:
Rahul Chahar is the only in and out spinner that is playing for Mumbai Indians this season. He has given valuable contribution picking wickets of Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu and another crucial batsman to give a breakthrough to the team. Overall, he has picked up 13 wickets in ten matches.
9. Trent Boult:
Playing maiden season for Mumbai Indians, Trent Boult has become a crucial part of the team. With the new ball, he has produced magical spells to give a good start to the team.
After he could not contribute in MI’s win against KXIP, he demolished CSK’s top-order to restrict them to 114 runs.
10. James Pattinson:
James Pattinson is the replacement of Lasith Malinga in the Mumbai Indians squad. Having a huge responsibility to fill up the space of Malinga, Pattinson has performed exceptionally in seven matches. Overall, the Aussie has picked nine wickets in seven matches. He is going to play a key role for MI this season.
11. Jasprit Bumrah:
The World-Class bowler Jasprit Bumrah is the trump card of Rohit Sharma. He once again showed his worth after just conceding five runs while picking one wicket in super over against KXIP although end results could not be in favour of MI. Also, in the last match against CSK, he dismantled their batting order, picking two wickets in his four overs.