45th Match of IPL 2020 Between RR and MI

Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

45th Match:

The match between RR and MI is the forty fifth meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 25th 2020.

RR vs MI History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 24 times, till date. Out of them, RR won 11 times but lost 12 times with one abandoned without a ball.

The teams competed 8 times at the home ground of RR. The home team won 6 times and lost just twice.

The teams faced each other 9 times at the home ground of MI. The host won 6 times. On the other hand, visitors won just thrice.

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The teams met 7 times at the neutral venue. RR won just twice, whereas MI won 4 times. One meeting was abandoned without a ball.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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RR is second from the bottom in the point table, currently. If RR will win the match, the team will be with 10 points in total and in the 5th or  6th position, depending upon NRR. In case of defeat, the team will be with 8 points with the same rank.

If MI will win the match, the team will stay at the top of the table with 16 points in total. But if the team will lose the match, the team may be in any of the 1st ,2nd or 3rd position, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29 – 31 Celsius. The wind would be between 14 to 18 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and the temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first 13 times in 22 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 7 times, as well. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 9 times out of 22 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won thrice, and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 9 times and lost 13 times.

The first batting team won the matches 12 times including two ties, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 10 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.24 and 23.56 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first after winning the toss 9 times out of 15 matches, and it didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost 6 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 15 matches. This selection also didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won just once, while lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 4 times and lost 11 times.

The first batting team won the matches 8 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 7 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 84, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 135 runs, whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 28.31 and 26.96 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. MI won the game.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

RR got 6 chances to play the match at the venue, in which the team won 4 times including one boundary count defeat in tied super over in the tied game, and lost twice. MI had 7 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a pretty good record as the team won 5 times and lost twice. MI is undefeated since the last 5 meetings at the place.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Rajasthan Royals:

The team may try M. Vohra in place of R. Uthappa and may ask J. Buttler to open.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: R. Uthappa / M. Vohra, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, B. Stokes, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, J. Archer, S. Gopal, A. Rajput / M. Markande, K. Tyagi

Mumbai Indians:

The team may go with unchanged eleven.

Mumbai Indians Eleven: Q. de Kock, I. Kishan, S. Yadav, S. Tiwari, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, K. Pandya, N. Coulter-Nile, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah