Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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Preview: Rajasthan are set to face Mumbai in their upcoming Indian T20 League game which is a do-or-die match for both the sides. With both teams having 10 points it’s a must for them to win their next two games in order to qualify for playoffs. While the Sanju Samson-led side will directly qualify if they win their next 2 matches, for Mumbai even winning their remaining games won’t be enough. However, it’s the best they can do and then wait for the results of other matches. Having said that, this match is crucial for both the sides and sets up an exciting stage for some quality cricket.
Analysis: Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson will be of utmost importance for the side, and should be a must-have in one’s fantasy team. Given that Samson is also the wicketkeeper for the franchise, it increases the chances of more fantasy points, making him an excellent captain choice. Besides, Rajasthan’s top-order batters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis are bankable options alongside all-rounder Shivam Dube who smashed a striking fifty in their last game. Lastly, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya can fetch some points from the bowling end.
Mumbai will aim to make the most of their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs this season. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are good batting choices and smart options for vice-captain. Additionally, Surykumar Yadav can also be picked in one’s team given his recent form. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult’s contributions from the bowling end will be beneficial for the Rohit Sharma-led side and add some fantasy points.
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan- Sanju Samson, Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Glenn Phillips, Kartik Tyagi/Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Mumbai- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav/Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Dafabet Prediction of the Game:
Head to Head- Out of the 25 overall matches played between these two teams, Mumbai have won 13, while their opponents, Rajasthan, have won 12 times. With such a close head-to-head tally, the current form of the team and the players acts as the deciding factor
Performance in ongoing UAE leg- The Sanju Samson-led side are the underdogs of the ongoing edition of Indian T20 League, making a striking comeback from their dull form in the first leg of the tournament. Rajasthan registered a spectacular win over current table-toppers Chennai, and are in a great form heading to their next game.
Considering the above factors Rajasthan have a slightly better chance of winning the game on Tuesday.
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Sanju Samson
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary
All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Trent Boult, Chetan Sakariya, Nathan Coulter-Nile
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