Mumbai Indians are in the third position in the IPL 2019 points table and Rajasthan Royals are in the seventh position with 5 losses from 6 games they played. Coming to the head to head encounters, Rajasthan Royals won 8 games and Mumbai Indians won 10 games out of 18.
Rajasthan Royals missed out a crucial win at the last ball thriller against Chennai Super Kings in the previous game and Mumbai Indians won the game against Kings XI Punjab in their last game by a last ball thriller. On the other hand, the worst form of Ben Stokes and Ajinkya Rahane are the biggest threats for men in pink. They might call Manan Vohra or Ashton Turner into the field to replace Ben Stokes.
Mumbai Indians seem rejuvenated by three consecutive wins. Captain Rohit Sharma might rejoin the squad after recovering from injury today. He missed out the game against KXIP due to injury woes. The BCCI is taking utmost care about this hitman keeping world cup in mind. Both the teams are without a single batsman with an aggregate of 200 runs from six games.
Quinton De Kock, Yuvraj Singh, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Rohit Sarma are crucial batsmen for the hosts. Rajasthan Royals has the poorest economy at Wankhede. The Pacers took 32 out of 37 wickets from the previous games played at Wankhede.
Quinton De Kock wants to resume to his lost magic since he slammed just 19 and 27 from previous games. The franchise might look for other openers like Evin Lewis or Ishan Kishan if De Kock fails to perform well in this game.
Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane are the crucial batsmen to watch out for from the visitor’s side. Jos Buttler is performing consistently in this season as he did in the previous season. Both the sides have consistent pacers and Wankhede is one of the favorable stadiums for the teams that bat first. Coming to the previous season, Rajasthan Royals won both the games they played with Mumbai Indians. Oshane Thomas is one of the fiery pacers for Rajasthan Royals to watch out for in this fixture.
In IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians got just 5 wickets from their spinners. Rajasthan Royals is one of the teams with the poorest economy rate in IPL 2019.
Rohit Sharma(captain), Quinton De Kock, Surya Kumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh/Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande/Jason Behrendorff, and Rahul Chahar.
Ajinkya Rahane(captain), Ben Stokes/ Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer/Oshane Thomas,Jayadev Unadkat, and Shreyas Gopal