IPL 2018, MI vs RR Match Preview: Mumbai look to notch Royals at home

IPL 2018, MI vs RR Match Preview: Mumbai look to notch Royals at home

The Mumbai Indians, which has returned to winning ways, will go on a Sunday with the goal of pursuing the win against Rajasthan Royals on its home ground. Three-time IPL champions Mumbai started this season very bad. After hitting the hat-trick of losses, Captain Rohit Sharma tasted his first victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their home ground. His 94-run innings helped Mumbai to win by 46 runs, and the team’s morale has increased. Rajasthan, have four points with three losses in five games and they are at No 5 Position. Rohit Sharma’s led Mumbai is at number six with a win in four matches.

Rajasthan will be hoping for a good inning once again in the form of Sanju Samson. Captain Ajinkya Rahane has to come forward and motivate the players. Rajasthan has spent a huge amount on Ben Stokes and Jaidev Unadkat, but both of them have not been able to show any good till now. Management would like to return to both colours and bring the team on the path of victory. Overall, Rahane has to focus on team batting. Stuart Binny got an opportunity against Chennai, but he could not do anything.

Mumbai will hope to strike again with captain Rohit. After recovering from injury, Kieron Pollard would also like to show his confidence. Kieron Pollard too has to understand why he is on this team. If it does not happen then Players like Duminy and Mohsin Khan will get up from the benches and start looking in the ground. The Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal and Ewin Lewis are also strengthening the batting of Mumbai. The bowlers are also confident to bowl with confidence. Mayank Markande is leading the Purple Cap race by eight wickets in five games. Jaspreet Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman and McLenghn are also playing their role well.

Mumbai Indians Probable XI- Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krinal Pandya, Akila Dhananjay, Mayank Markandey, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mustafizur Rehman.

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI– Ajinkya Rahane (captain) Darcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, K Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Laughlin

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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