Rajasthan Royals (RR) faces off against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in match number 51 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A do or die game for both teams, who look to book a spot in the playoffs. However, a loss for the Mumbai Indians would be the end of their 2021 IPL campaign.
Rajasthan Royals currently sit at 6th position with Mumbai Indians at 7th position. Mumbai’s net run rate of -0.453 holds them at the bottom. The Rajasthan Royals come off a big win against the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday in match number 47 of the IPL. However, the Mumbai Indians come off a loss against the in-form Delhi Capitals. With the top 3 spots booked, teams fight desperately for a fourth spot finish.
Rajasthan Royals won’t be looking to change their batting order after their impressive 190 run chase against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK). With the two openers, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis, in good touch, the team once again looks forward to an explosive start in batting. Furthermore, Rajasthan Royals receive a boost in the bowling department as Kartik Tyagi makes a comeback. The 20-year old fast pacer missed the game against CSK. Rahul Tewatia looks to have another big game tonight with his spin bowling alongside Mayank Markande.
The most successful franchise of the IPL has failed to make a mark this season. However, they still have a slight glimpse of hope to make it into the 2021 IPL playoffs. Their batting hasn’t been up to the mark and in tonight’s game, a lot will depend on their captain. Furthermore, MI’s bowling has been decent with the likes of one of the best fast bowlers amongst their ranks. The Mumbai Indians look to bank on Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah to restrict the opponent.
Rajasthan Royals likely XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Levis, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Millar, Rahul Tewatia, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya.
Mumbai Indians likely XI:
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan-Coulter Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Trent Boult.
A win-or-bust contest for both teams tonight, who is most likely to come up on top?