MI got off to a good start with the bat against DC. Ishan Kishan scored an unbeaten 81 off 48 balls while his opening partner and captain Rohit Sharma contributed 41 in 32. The middle and lower-order of the Mumbai batting, however, did not provide enough support, as a result of which they were restricted to under 180. The bowlers suffered against Delhi, with Daniel Sams and, even, Jasprit Bumrah proving to be extremely expensive.
MI are set to welcome back Suryakumar Yadav in the playing XI. He joined the camp ahead of the DC game and has completed his quarantine. The rest of the squad looks set to remain the same.
MI’s Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
For Rajasthan, Sanju Samson led from the front with a brutal fifty against SRH. There were good supporting acts from Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer. James Neesham could come in for Nathan Coulter-Nile against MI.
RR’s Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, James Neesham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna
Top fantasy picks for MI vs RR clash: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Trent Boult
--Renin Wilben Albert