The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 45th match on 25th October when Rajasthan Royals will face Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium.
RR lost their latest match against SRH on Thursday, failing to defend their total of 154. Stokes (30) and Samson (36) started off well together, plus Parag and Archer provided some hits towards the end. However, except for an impressive 21-2 from Archer and appreciable economy rates from Tewatia and Gopal, the rest of RR bowling squad were too costly as SRH reached their target with 8 wickets in hand.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
After a shock by KXIP, defending champions MI returned in full force against CSK on Friday, with a mesmerising performance from the bowling squad that obliterated the CSK batting order. Boult secured a 4-wicket haul, along with double strikes from Bumrah and Rahul Chahar. With a target of only 114, de Kock (46-off-37) and Ishan Kishan (68-off-37) produced fireworks all around to finish the chase by 13th over without losing a single wicket.
Full Squad: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma (c), Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock (wk), Digvijay Deshmukh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Kieron Pollard, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
Waging odds: Rajasthan Royals (2.20) vs Mumbai Indians (1.61)
Rajasthan Royals are priced at 2.20 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹220 if they come out as winners.
Mumbai Indians are the waging favourites and are priced at 1.61 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹161.
In their previous faceoff in the current IPL season, MI came out with a 57 run victory. Their bowling squad has been remarkable in this tournament and leaves no doubt that the SRH batsmen have to be on top of their game to stand a chance. Although SRH’s bowlers themselves have been no less impressive, the MI batting squad bears all the firepower needed to land massive knocks.
It will be a victory for Mumbai Indians.