Rajasthan Royals will take on the Mumbai Indians at their fortress Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. It will be an important game for both teams as they are placed at the third and second last positions at the Points Table of IPL 2018.
After winning the last match, MI would be having momentum with them and will look forward to carry on that. While RR has some issues to fix with their team. As Darcy Short had not been able to perform this year and his replacement in the last game in the form Heinrich Klaasen Didn’t also do well, then Rajasthan might to look to open with Tripathi. Their bowling also look weak and Dhawal Kulkarni should come back to their playing XI as MI has some serious hitters in their team.
MI’s issue is the performance of their all-rounders as both Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard have not contributed much which has resulted in a lot of close losses to MI as they were not able to finish the match. But as Rohit, Lewis and Suryakumar are doing well with the bat and ‘The Fizz’ , Markande and Jasprit Bumrah with the ball, MI look stronger than the Royals.
After seeing the head-to-head count, MI has a great lead over RR as they have won 10 out of the 16 matches played between. While at this venue, RR has a slight advantage of 3-2 but MI may equal that record today and it would be tough game for both the teams.