Date: 28th April 2021
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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In match number 24 of the ongoing Indian T20 League, Mumbai lock horns with Rajasthan at the iconic Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Both the teams have had a topsy-turvy campaign so far and would look to steady their ship as they play their first match at the slow and sluggish Delhi pitch. The match is slated to begin at 3:30 PM (IST) and teams winning the toss would ideally bat first.
Quinton de Kock has been under-performing for Mumbai and he might just be replaced by Chris Lynn who had scored 49 in the first game. The team otherwise should remain the same.
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have been ruled out of the entire tournament because of injuries. Liam Livingstone and Andrew Tye have left the bubble because of bubble fatigue. RR need replacements and need them in quick time.
At Arun Jaitely Stadium in Delhi
Last 5 matches
Avg 1st inns score : 161
Avg 2nd inns score : 152
Last 5 matches record
Batting 1st : 2 wins
Batting 2nd : 3 wins
Last 5 matches (MI vs RR)
RR : 4; MI : 1
Mumbai are presently in the 4th position of the table and have had endured a very unsteady campaign so far. They have registered 2 wins and 3 losses from the 5 games they have played in and have not looked a balanced side. Skipper Rohit Sharma has led from the front and has amassed 201 runs in 5 matches. The middle order has been under-fire and has failed to capitalize on the good start from the top-order. Spinner Rahul Chahar has taken 9 wickets and is MI’s leading wicket taker in this season.
Rajasthan heaved a sigh of relief after their win against Kolkata. They are currently in the 6th position on the table and have been marred with absence of key foreign players . 4 of their overseas players have been either injured or have left the bio bubble due to bubble fatigue. This has essentially affected them and the onus will now be on skipper Sanju Samson, who has scored 187 runs in 5 games so far. Chris Morris is another key player of Rajasthan, who has notched up 9 wickets so far.
Probable Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (w/k)/ Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav
Jos Buttler (w/k), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Riyan Parag, David Miller, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman
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