Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan are on the seventh position in the IPL Points Table with just two wins in eight matches while Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians are second with six wins in nine matches.
RR need win to remain in playoff contention
Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be desperate to salvage their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign when they host the high-flying Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.
Rajasthan is virtually out of IPL 2019 title’s contention. With players such as Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and skipper Rahane himself, the side had one of the best batsmen-bowler combinations in IPL 2019 but they missed out on fixing minor issues that came to haunt them later on.
Having won just two out of eight games so far in IPL 2019, Rajasthan will have to target a victory in every subsequent fixture of theirs, although they face the daunting prospect of facing a Mumbai side that is on a roll with four victories from their last five outings.
Mumbai is playing in smart and dominating manner. They would eye a hat-trick of wins as they hold a psycological advantage over their meek opponent.
Hardik Pandya is the new finisher for the team and he has taken the load off Kieron Pollard’s shoulders, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock propel the team during poerplay and Suryakumar Yadav justifies his role in the third or fourth position.
Ben Cutting was brought in by Mumbai in their last match but he failed to score, the side might be looking for Ishan Kishan.
Mumbai would now look to makes less changes as play-offs are not too far and they need to have a stable playing 11. Even players need time to settle to respective positions and sharpen their game accordingly.
Today ipl match team players name
Rajasthan Royals 11: Ajiknya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Staurt Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jayadev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi
Mumbai Indians Playing 11: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav/ Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting/Jason Behrendoff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah