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IPL 2020: MI vs RR, Rohit Sharma just 86 short of 4,000 runs for MI

As Mumbai Indians (MI) get ready to take on an off-color Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, MI captain Rohit Sharma will particularly look forward to scoring 86 more runs that will take him to 4,000 runs while representing his home city in the Indian Premier League.

Rohit also represented the Deccan Chargers in the first three seasons and also won the title with them in 2009. He joined MI in 2011 and has since then won four titles at the franchise as a captain, making him a five-time IPL winner which is the most for any player.

The Mumbai based batsman has looked in fine form so far with the bat as he has scored 176 runs in five games for the defending champions. While MI has been associated with the even-year dilemma in winning, Rohit has had the even game touch this season, scoring big in the second (80) and fourth (70) game of the franchise against KKR and KXIP.

Another reason for fantasy cricket players to be excited ahead of the Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals game on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, which is the franchise’s sixth game of the season.


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Both teams have won 10 games each in the head to head contests. But in the current form, MI look favorites.

RR have a handful of concerns. Robin Uthappa’s poor form being one of them. With Ben Stokes still in quarantine, the 2008 champions will have to look elsewhere for a turn in their fortunes.

On the other hand, reigning champions MI will aim to displace Delhi Capitals from the top of the points table with another win at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.


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Four-time champions MI have been clinical in all the departments of the game. Batsmen Rohit and Ishan Kishan have been in sublime form while Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Keiron Pollard have also equally supported the top-order with their cameos down the order.

Their major concern, Quinton de Kock, has finally regained touch after his blistering 67 against SRH.


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Meanwhile, MI bowlers — Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, and Trent Boult — have also performed well, giving some tough time to the opposition. The trio has received good support from their spinners Rahul Chahar and Krunal, who have come with breakthroughs under tough situations.

In such a scenario, the MI think-tank is unlikely going to tinker their winning combination against RR.

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