Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 36 will see Rajasthan Royals play Mumbai Indians at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Rajasthan Royals lost their last match by 12 runs against Kings XI Punjab. Poor performance from their middle-order let Royals down in their run chase of 183 at Mohali.

Mumbai Indians won their last game against Delhi Capitals by 40 runs. Brilliant bowling from Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah helped Mumbai break down Delhi’s middle-order.

Form

Rajasthan Royals – WLLWL

Rajasthan Royals find themselves second last in the IPL points table. They have lost three of their last five and six of their eight games so far this season. Royals batting lineup is highly dependent on Jos Buttler and suffer badly if he gets out early as seen in last few games.

Mumbai Indians – WWLWW

Mumbai Indians have won four of their five last games. They are second on the IPL points table with twelve points. Mumbai team as a unit has performed brilliantly so far this season. Both their batting unit and bowling unit has done their job given to them.

Stadium

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rajasthan Royals

Probable Lineups

Rajasthan Royals

Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Steve Smith/Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Key Player

Jos Buttler (RR)

Jos Buttler is Rajasthan’s most important player. He has been going through a mixed season so far. He has had a few good starts but couldn’t make something big of them. But if Rajasthan batting has to put on a good score on the board they need their English keeper to perform.

Hardik Pandya (MI)

Hardik Pandya is a gem of a player for Mumbai. He gives everything with while batting, bowling and fielding. His cameos at the death with his bat help Mumbai score 20 additional runs at least. He will be a key player at the pitch like Sawai Mansingh.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Buttler

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan

All Rounder – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya

Bowler – Rahul Chahar, Kulkarni, Archer, Bumrah

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