Will the Mumbai Indians finally win a game?
Does not seem so at the moment!
It doesn’t matter if they’re in a winning or losing position, Mumbai Indians somehow find a way to lose a game from almost anywhere. And that is something very strange to hear about the most successful team in the tournament. But they have been outstandingly poor in the tournament so far. They have been playing like a team where no one has any idea about what they are doing. Mumbai don’t have their best playing XI figured out. The roles are clearly not defined and no one has any idea about what they are doing. And that seems something very obvious when you look at the points table.
Position – 10th
Played – 8
Lost – 8
Won – 0
So on Rohit Sharma’s birthday, can Hitman and Company finally join the party?
We certainly hope that they do!
Rajasthan Royals on the other hand will be coming into this game brimming with confidence. They have been playing like a very well oiled unit and they have mostly ticked all the boxes. Jos Butter has been in the form of his life and the other batsmen around him have not played too badly either. The middler order and lower middle order has chipped in with crucial contributions as and when needed to help them get out of tricky situations. And their bowling has been one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament. They look like a team who know what they are doing.
So a team that is in good form and is very difficult to defeat is up against a team who has no signs of any form but is desperate for a win. This has the makings of a great game of Cricket.
We are in for a cracker! Or maybe another 100 from Jos the Boss!
RR vs MI Pitch Report
The surface at the DY Patil stadium has been a high scoring venue. The pitch here is batsmen friendly but with that being said, only two of the last 5 games that have been played here have been won by the side chasing. The use of agri-spray has helped to negate the effect of dew and hence there seems to be a more even contest between bat and ball.
RR vs MI Probable Line-Ups
Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah