Navi Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals, who have won three consecutive matches, will look to maintain the winning streak in the Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians who have been out of the race for the playoffs on Saturday. During this match, the Royals will also pay tribute to their IPL winning captain Shane Warne. Warne died last month in Thailand. Under his captaincy, the Royals won the first season of IPL in 2008 and the team would like to remember him with a win.
Royals are second only to Gujarat Titans in the points table and have won six matches so far. Mumbai is out of the race for the playoffs after losing eight matches. Royals, who could only score 144 runs in the last match against Challengers Bangalore, will expect better performance from their batsmen. Its openers Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are in good form. Buttler has so far scored three centuries and keeping his bat under control will be a challenge for the Mumbai bowlers. He and Padikkal would once again like to give a good start to the team.
Royals bowlers and batsmen both in color
Captain Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer can also win matches on their own. The middle order of the Royals is also strong with Riyan Parag and Daryl Mitchell, who scored 56 not out in the last match. Samson has scored 232 runs in ten matches. Royals’ fast bowlers and spinners are in excellent form. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are playing well and Chahal has taken the maximum 18 wickets. Fast bowler Trent Boult has found a good ally in the famous Krishna.
Mumbai need to do better as a team
Mumbai, on the other hand, will have to make collective efforts. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, who are going through a bad phase, will have to score runs. Ishaan, who was bought for Rs 15 crore 25 lakh, could only score 199 runs in eight matches. Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma and Devald Brevis did well in between. But they have to play as a unit. Mumbai has also had to bear the brunt of the poor form of all-rounder Kieran Pollard. Among the bowlers, no one has been able to run except Jasprit Bumrah. Jaydev Unadkat, Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith have failed.
Both teams are as follows
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills , Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Devald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shubham Garhwal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Anunay Singh, KC Cariappa, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Recy van der Dusen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Karun Nair , Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prashant Krishna and Yuzvendra Chahal.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 29, 2022, 13:47 IST