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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians – Probable playing XI and team news

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The second clash in today’s 2020 IPL doubleheader will be between the Rajasthan Royals (RR), who have been fighting tooth and nail to survive in the competition, and the Mumbai Indians (MI), who are comfortably positioned at the top of the table. The last time these two teams met was earlier this month, with MI sealing a comfortable 57-run win thanks to a knock of 79 from Suryakumar Yadav in a partnership of 76 with Hardik Pandya (30), and an excellent performance with the ball, led by figures of 4/20 for Jasprit Bumrah.

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Suryakumar Yadav hit 79 in the previous encounter between the two sides

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RR v MI: Head-To-Head

In the 23 encounters between the two, the Mumbai Indians have won 12 and the Rajasthan Royals 10, with a game being abandoned in 2009. MI’s victory earlier this month spelled an end to a winning streak for RR over MI, who had won every game since 2018.

Team News: Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Although there might not be any changes in personnel, RR might look to reinstate Jos Buttler back to the opening slot and demote Ben Stokes to 5, a move that might benefit both the Englishmen.

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

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Team News: Mumbai Indians (MI)

Rohit Sharma had to sit out of the CSK game due to a hamstring strain. If he is fit enough for tonight, Saurabh Tiwary will have to make way for the MI skipper. The rest of the team will remain unchanged.

Probable XI: Quintin de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah