RR, KXIP, Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals [Photo-Twitter]
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With nothing to lose in the lucrative tournament, Rajasthan Royals will host Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Both the teams have had contrasting fortunes in the IPL 2020. Rajasthan Royals will play for their pride and are virtually knocked out of the tournament while a win for Mumbai Indians further help them show their dominance.

Rajasthan Royals will expect Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to get them off to a good start. Their top order including the likes of Sanju Samson and Steve Smith have been inconsistent in the IPL 2020 thus far. Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag will play important roles in the middle-order while fast bowler Jofra Archer will spearhead the bowling department.

Rohit Sharma has not fired in the last few matches and Mumbai Indians will expect him to return back to form. He was sidelined in the last match due to hamstring injury as Kieron Pollard took over the captaincy charge. Mumbai Indians are comfortably settled at the top of the table with better net run rate in comparison to Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Krunal Pandya, Mumbai Indians
Krunal Pandya. (Photo: BCCI)

IPL 2020 Match 45: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians: Weather Forecast

The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.

The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 28 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.

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The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 28 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.

Weather (Courtesy: Weather.Com)
Weather (Courtesy: Weather.Com)