Mumbai Indians will host Rajasthan Royals in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Rohit Sharma-led team has kept their playoffs hopes alive by winning their last three matches in style.
Three-time champions have risen from the Ashes – to keep themselves breathing in the tournament. The hosts have won five matches out of the eleven they have played so far in this eleventh edition of the domestic professional Twenty20 league.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are also in the same boat as Mumbai. Ajinkya Rahane-led side has also won five matches which makes this contest pivotal in the playoffs race.
However, reigning champions have a better Net Run-Rate which can come in handy.
When these two teams had met early in the season, Royals was able to win by three wickets. Krishnappa Gowtham dug Royals out of the troubled waters.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Mumbai Indians:
Suryakumar Yadav is in prolific form with the bat.
Mumbai’s opener is continuing with his fine form while batting at the top of the order.
The right-handed batter has scored 435 runs thus far in the tournament.
Evin Lewis hasn’t been at his best in the competition so far.
The combative batsman has failed to provide consistent starts to his team.
Ishan Kishan had played a match-defining knock against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The wicketkeeper-batsman was fearless in his blistering knock of 62 off just 21 balls.
Rohit Sharma has always been instrumental in the success of the Indians.
It is crucial that defending champions captain bats at the top of the order to face maximum balls.
JP Duminy provides solidarity in the middle order for the Mumbai side.
Duminy hasn’t received many opportunities thus far and would like to make the most of it.
Hardik Pandya has had good last couple of matches for his team.
The all-rounder has contributed with both bat and ball for the reigning champions.
Mumbai will like to keep their impetus going.
Ben Cutting finally had the opportunity to fire arrows from his quiver.
The Australian all-rounder smashed 24 runs off just nine balls in the previous match.
Cutting also contributed with the ball as he scalped one-wicket.
Krunal Pandya took two wickets in the last game and conceded only 12 runs in three overs.
All-rounder is doing a fine job in all the three departments.
Mitchell McClenaghan is providing crucial breakthroughs to the Mumbai side.
The Kiwi fast bowler is slowly regaining his form.
Mayank Markande has continued to impress with his control.
The leg-spinner is relishing the opportunity to play with and against one of the best in the business.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again economical for Mumbai Indians.
The fast bowler conceded 17 runs in the last match and also scalped one wicket.