IPL 2020: Top 3 Picks for Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan Royals


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Mumbai Indians are up against Rajasthan Royals in the 20th game of the IPL 2020. The teams lock their horns at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abudhabi. On Tuesday, Mumbai Indians will look to add two points to their tally and reach the top position in the table.

Mumbai Indians are on the back of back to back victories and will look to make it three in a row. However, there are plenty of concerns for the captain. Quinton de Kock is unable to provide the required start to the team and has put the pressure on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav to limit the damage.

Hardik Pandya’s slow recovery hasn’t helped them either. Rohit Sharma is fielding his side with five bowlers only which are putting more pressure on him. Rajasthan Royals are on the back of a defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore and will look to find their mojo back against MI.

Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday if they are to reclaim the top spot on the table:

#1) Hardik Pandya

The fast-bowling all-rounder is yet to hit the peak in the ongoing season of IPL. In 5 games, he has just 105 runs with only one quickfire innings. He has batted in all 5 games but has failed to get going after a decent start in the league. However, his unbeaten cameo of 30 runs from 11 deliveries against Sunrisers Hyderabad might turn the things around for him. Against Rajasthan Royals, Hardik Pandya will be one of the top three picks for the Mumbai outfit with his hard-hitting skills.

Since the player is yet to recover completely from his previous injury, captain Rohit Sharma hasn’t used him as a bowler. The captain might look to use the player when Mumbai Indians face Rajasthan Royals.

#2) Krunal Pandya

If Hardik Pandya hasn’t hit the top form, even his brother, Krunal Pandya is yet to hit the form too. In the five games that Mumbai Indians have played, Krunal Pandya has failed to leave the mark. However, he will be one of the key players for Mumbai Indians with his ability to hit the ball and roll over his arms.

In the five games, despite getting plenty of chances, Krunal Pandya has just 24 runs in his tally. However, it is his bowling that has helped the team. He has three wickets in the same number of games with an economy below 7.3 rpo.

#3) Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

There were many doubts and the dark clouds were hovering over Rohit Sharma‘s fitness in the post-pandemic period. However, the Mumbai captain has proved his doubters and critics wrong. He is one of the highest-scoring players in the IPL 2020 with 176 runs in 5 games. Though his batting partner has failed to provide the best of the starts, Rohit Sharma has handled it very well. It will be a great contest to watch between Rohit Sharma and Jofra Archer on Tuesday as they lock their horns.

Rohit Sharma will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against the Rajasthan Royals. Can Rohit Sharma hit the top form once again and provide the best of the starts for his team?