In a game played in the Indian Premier League, former champions face off as Rajasthan Royals will be taking on Mumbai Indians in the 12th season on Saturday.
Rajasthan Royals are in the second last spot in the league table and they have to do something drastic in order to get back near the contention of making the playoffs. The team has some serious talent, but for some reason have not been able to put it together. It has been an appalling showing by Ben Stokes and Steve Smith, and the team will be looking to incorporate them. The franchise will be looking to do something soon or else will remain to be a laughing stock in the IPL.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are in the second position in the IPL this season after playing 9 games, and with only 6 games in the regular season left, they are looking strong. The team always has started off slowly, but have started to prove why they have won the championship three times. The franchise has some of the best players in terms on Indian core, and they will be looking to end the campaign on a high before the start of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India
Date & Time – 20th April | 4:00 PM IST
RR vs MI Dotball Team News
This pitch is relatively on the slower side and given that the stadium is a bit bigger than the average Indian one, runs in the first innings are always a difficult thing to attain.
The Squads –
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Rajasthan Royals –Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ashton Turner/Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni/Gowtham, Ish Sodhi
Mumbai Indians –Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Key Players –
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane | Jofra Archer | Jos Butler
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma | Jasprit Bumrah | Hardik Pandya
RR vs MI Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: Q de Kock (MI, 9 Cr)
Batsman: R Sharma (MI, 10 Cr), K Pollard (MI, 9 Cr), J Buttler (RR, 10.5 Cr), R Tripathi (RR, 8.5 Cr)
Bowlers: L Malinga (MI, 8.5 Cr), J Behrendorff (MI, 8.5 Cr), J Bumrah (MI, 9 Cr), J Archer (RR, 9 Cr)
All Rounders: K Pandya (MI, 8.5 Cr), S Binny (RR, 8 Cr)
Captain: R Sharma (MI)
V-Captain: K Pandya (MI)