The Rohit Sharma-led side will have its task cut out against Rajasthan Royals – who surprisingly have a good win record against MI in the last three years. The past record and the fact that Rajasthan are coming from a win would certainly be on the minds of MI players.
Mumbai are coming after suffering back-to-back two defeats in the Chennai leg and would be eager to make amends to start afresh at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Toss: Rohit Sharma has won the toss elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the day game in Delhi.
Ajit Agarkar with the pitch report: “Like we saw yesterday, it’s a good surface. There is a good covering of grass and we’ve seen over the years that whenever the pitches here have grass, it tends to play well. The groundsmen are constantly watering it due to the heat so might start a bit tacky but should get better and better as the game progresses. Teams might prefer chasing due to this reason.”
Hello and welcome to the live updates of match number 24 in IPL 2021. Both Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals would be eager to win this game in the hot Delhi afternoon.
Led by young Sanju Samson, Rajasthan have been struggling with their form in the tournament. The team has won two out of five games and face the five-time champions in their next game. However, they are coming from a clinical 6-wicket over Kolkata Knight Riders. That will would give them a lot of confidence but defeating Mumbai would require a combined team effort from the Men In Pink.
The head-to-head between the two teams is interesting as both the teams have won an equal number of contests. Out of 23 matches played between these two teams, 11 have resulted in a winning cause and they’ve lost as many. Since IPL 2018, the Royals have defeated Mumbai in 5 games out of 6 and captain Samson would be looking to take inspiration from this record when he walks into the middle against MI.
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