MUMBAI:

Although Mumbai had a slow start in the campaign, six wins from nine games proved why Rohit’s men are three-time title champions. Indeed Mumbai is back on winning ways and is playing an outstanding cricket. Since they lost two out of the first three matches, their only loss came against Rajasthan, their next opponent in the coming conflict. Their strength lies in the batting order comprising of Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya. Jayant Yadav, who replaced Ishan Kishan, did a decent job in their last outing against Delhi and it is likely that he will be retained for this fixture as well. It remains to be seen whether Mumbai continue to stick with Cutting or bring Behreondoff back.

Probable Line-ups: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav/Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah. 


RAJASTHAN:

Mid-way in the tournament, Rajasthan still looking for a room to make a name in this season. They are lying at the seventh place on the points table with six losses and just two wins from eight league matches. Their much-hyped win came against Mumbai in the reverse fixture and again they went down by Punjab by 12 runs in their last match. Rajasthan made quite a lot of changes in the line-ups in the previous match that didn’t give any help to them as Ashton Turner, who replaced Steven Smith, played irresponsibly and looking for a room went back to the pavilion. It will be interesting to see whether the Royals stick with the same eleven or bring back one of Smith and Stokes or both. Stuart Binny impressed with his late-order hitting at Mohali and he is likely to be handed another opportunity.

Probable Line-ups: Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ashton Turner/Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi. 


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PLAYERZPOT PREDICTION:

Looking at the form, Mumbai has displayed some versatile performance, while Rajasthan still struggles. Rajasthan bowling order can give them a breeze to survive the match while Mumbai’s top order is somewhat indestructible.

MATCH DETAILS:

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Time: 04:00 pm