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RR vs MI, IPL 2020: Pattinson comes in for Coulter-Nile, Rohit Sharma misses out

IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK, RR vs MI: Bangalore battle Chennai in the first match while Rajasthan take on Mumbai in the second

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 25, 2020 7:40:32 pm
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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK, RR vs MI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

RCB, who have won 7 out of 10 matches, currently are among the top three in the points table. The Virat Kohli-led side are in a good run of form and come into this game on the back of a resounding win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). On the other hand, CSK have just won three matches in season 13 and are sitting last on the points table.

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In the second match of the day, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will look to return to winning ways when they take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai have won 7 from 10 matches and are currently sitting at the top of the points table. While their regular skipper Rohit Sharma did not feature in their last game, they, under Kieron Pollard’s leadership, went on to seal a comprehensive win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

On the other hand, RR, are on the seventh spot in the standings having secured 4 wins from their 11 games.

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IPL 2020:

19:09 (IST)25 Oct 2020
RR Playing XI: Same team

Smith: "Same team. We've played some reasonable cricket without getting over the line. Last one was a bit disappointing. Hopefully we can get over the line. We've got three games, for us it's about winning them all. See how we go."

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

19:08 (IST)25 Oct 2020
MI Playing XI: Pattinson comes in f or Coulter-Nile

Pollard: 'We're going to bat. Just one change - Pattinson in for Coulter-Nile. Pitch is fairly good. Done pretty well batting first. Couple of venues dew has played a major factor. Here, not so much. Whatever you do you have to do it properly.'

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

19:06 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Toss

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to bat.

18:44 (IST)25 Oct 2020
MI Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma/Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (C), Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

18:34 (IST)25 Oct 2020
RR Probable XI:

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi.

17:31 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Rohit Sharma’s fitness a concern for defending champions

Skipper Rohit Sharma’s fitness would be a concern for defending champions Mumbai Indians as they aim to continue their dominant run. The skipper missed Mumbai's previous outing against CSK after suffering a hamstring on the left leg.  

15:58 (IST)25 Oct 2020
RR vs MI

Skipper Rohit Sharma’s fitness would be a concern for defending champions Mumbai Indians as they aim to continue their dominant run, while a depleted Rajasthan Royals would hope to stay afloat when the two teams clash in an IPL match on Sunday.

15:10 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Changes for both teams

Moeen Ali gets a game from RCB, he replaces Isuru Udana today. Mitchell Santner and Monu Singh come in for Josh Hazlewood and Shardul Thakur for CSK

15:10 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Chennai Super Kings XI:

R Gaikwad, F du Plessis, A Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, S Curran, M Santner, M Kumar, D Chahar, I Tahir

15:03 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

15:03 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Toss Update:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to bat

14:08 (IST)25 Oct 2020
CSK Probable XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur/KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood/Lungi Ngidi/Mitchell Santner.

13:52 (IST)25 Oct 2020
RCB Probable XI:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

13:25 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Conditions on offer

The pitches are getting tired after a lot of wear and tear. The surface in Dubai has helped teams who have decided to chase. Dew setting in during the second innings is making life easier for the batsmen.

12:58 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Last time these two met

In their last meeting, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 90 off 52 balls helped RCB beat CSK by 37 runs. While RCB will be keen to register another win against CSK, MS Dhoni and Co. will be looking to make amends and register their fourth win in IPL 2020.

12:05 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Stats to Remember

RCB at this venue: Played 8, Won 5, Lost 3
CSK at this venue: Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3

11:53 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Milestones on the way

Virat Kohli needs 1 six to complete 200 IPL sixes.
aron Finch needs 42 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.
MS Dhoni needs 6 catches to complete 100 IPL catches for CSK.
Ambati Rayudu needs 2 fours to complete 300 IPL fours.

11:52 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Hello and Welcome

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 44 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

RCB vs CSK, RR vs MI Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Live Updates IPL 2020 RR vs MI: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians in the second match of the day. (Source: File)