Match Details for MI vs RR GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Preview – MI vs RR GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
After losing a Super Over thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, have bounced back with successive victories over Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The plan to go with three genuine fast bowlers—Trent Boult, James Pattinson, and Jasprit Bumrah—has worked so far for the defending champions.
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MI will now take on Rajasthan Royals, who started off well but have lost their previous two games. Ben Stokes joining the RR squad will boost them to a great extent, but a six-day mandatory quarantine means he’ll not be available for this match.
Injury and Availability News
Stokes, who arrived in the UAE on Sunday (October 4), is likely to be available for the game against Delhi Capitals on October 14. The 29-year-old might be available for RR’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 11 too, but a rushed comeback might not be a good idea as he hasn’t played a competitive game since the opening Test against Pakistan in the first week of August.
No major injury concerns for both RR and MI.
Probable Playing XIs
MI – Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), SuryaKumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
RR – Jos Buttler (wk), Steve Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
Top Captaincy Picks for MI vs RR GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Quinton de Kock
After failing to score big in the first few games, De Kock struck form with a match-winning 67 against SRH. If he can continue to find ways of scoring runs on any given surface, MI will be tough to conquer.
He has picked up seven wickets in five matches but has been expensive (Economy Rate – 8.8). As the tournament progresses, Bumrah’s performances could very well be key to MI’s playoff hopes.
He is yet to make a major contribution despite threatening to do so before getting out, against the run of play. But there’s no doubting Buttler’s ability and RR will be hoping for a fine knock from the Englishman against MI.
With four wickets in as many matches at a brilliant economy of 6.75, Archer has been RR’s best bowler so far this season. Apart from bowling the yorker at will, he can swing the new ball both ways.
Budget Picks for MI vs RR GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Rahul Tewatia (₹8.5)
The ‘hero’ of RR’s win over KXIP last month, Tewatia will be aiming for consistent performances in the upcoming games.
James Pattinson (₹8.0)
The Australian pacer was a last minute replacement for Mumbai Indians as Lasith Malinga had pulled out of this season due to personal reasons. But Pattinson has stepped up to pick up seven wickets from the five matches he has played so far.
Mahipal Lomror (₹8.0)
The youngster played his first game of the season in the previous match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and scored 47 runs. He can bowl if needed as well and thus provides an all-round package at just 8 credits.
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