The caravan of the 2020 Dream11 IPL rolls on and the 20th match will see Rajasthan Royals [RR] square-off against defending champions, Mumbai Indians, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals haven’t been able to adjust to the conditions in Dubai as well as Abu Dhabi thus far. After having pulled off back-t0-back wins in their opening two games in Sharjah, the Royals top-order has struggled in the past two games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The major issue with the Royals thus far has been the makeup of their batting-order. Their overdependence on their top-3 in Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson has been truly evident in the past two games and with the experiment of slotting Robin Uthappa not really working, questions have started to galore on their decision to leave out Yashasvi Jaiswal after just one outing.
Not only does slotting the rookie opener at the top of the order, gives the Rajasthan Royals a left-right combination, it also gives their batting considerable depth with Steve Smith coming in at 3 followed by Sanju Samson at 4. Another option for the Royals is to continue with Smith as opener and bringing in Manan Vohra in place of Robin Uthappa in the middle-order.
While the Royals have plenty to ponder about their make-up of the side, their opponents in Mumbai Indians do not have any such problems as they come into this game on the back of dominant victories against Kings XI Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad. Quinton de Kock signaled a comeback to form in the last game SRH while Krunal Pandya chipped in with both bat and ball, meaning that almost everyone has now chipped-in with a match-winning performance thus far.
IPL 2020 Match 20: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals: Weather Forecast
Another bright and sunny day awaits us in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. According to the BBC weather report, the temperatures are expected to fluctuate between 25-38 degrees celsius. A cool breeze is expected to blow throughout the day while the humidity is set to be around 58 per cent. Chances of rain- minimal.