The reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on a rusty Rajasthan Royals, in the 21st contest of the ongoing season 11. It is going to be a match between two teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), donning all-blue jerseys respectively.
The Mumbai-based outfit had savoured their first win of the season against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals is low on confidence as they have lost their previous two matches.
Rohit Sharma-led team will be delighted to get their second win of the season. His side will now look to build on the impetus and move up the ladder in the IPL 2018 points table. Mumbai Indians has lost three matches thus far.
Here is a look at the Predicted XI of the Mumbai Indians:
Evin Lewis had shown his worth in the last match. The Windies southpaw batsman scored a quickfire 65 off just 42 balls in the last match.
Hence, the defending champions will hope that Lewis continues his good show.
Suryakumar Yadav has grabbed the opportunity of opening the innings with both his hands. Though, the right-hander didn’t trouble the scorers in the previous match.
He would like to come good in a home clash.
Ishan Kishan has recovered from the eye injury which he sustained in the last match when awkward bounce off the surface (Hardik Pandya’s throw) saw ball striking into his face.
Kishan didn’t have the best of the last match but the southpaw has looked in good form with the bat.
Rohit Sharma will look to continue his good form going.
The flamboyant batsman Rohit played a captain’s knock in the last match.
Mumbai Indians were not able to finish their innings in the first three matches but the skipper was able to do that job in the previous game.
Rohit played a match-winning knock of 94 and he is pivotal to Mumbai’s success.
Krunal Pandya is a perfect find for the defending champions. The all-rounder is growing in both in stature as well as confidence.
The southpaw had scalped three wickets in the last match.
Hardik Pandya had given a perfect finishing touch to the Mumbai Indians innings in the last match. Pandya had scored 17 off just 5 balls.
Furthermore, the all-rounder is always brilliant in the field – to save crucial runs for the team.
The pugnacious Kieron Pollard hasn’t been utilized with great effect.
Windies all-rounder is batting lower down the order and he should be promoted up the order.
Moreover, Pollard is also not bowling much for the reigning champions.
Mithcell McClenaghan had a good last match against RCB. The New Zealander was able to scalp two wickets which also included an imperative wicket of AB de Villiers.
Mayank Markande continued his fairytale journey in the tournament. The leg-spinner from Punjab has bagged eight wickets in the four outings.
Markande is doing a fine job despite not having experience on his side. The 20-year old has been the find of the season so far.
Jasprit Bumrah was once again right on the money for the reigning champions.
The wily customer scalped two wickets and conceded only 28 runs in his quota of four overs, in the previous match.
Mumbai can replace Rahman with Adam Milne.
Milne can be drafted in place of Mustafizur Rahman, who was expensive in the last match. Milne has the ability to clock high speed and can be roped in the playing XI.
The Kiwi bowler had replaced Pat Cummins, who was ruled out of the tournament due to the back problem.
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