New Delhi: Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are all set to lock horns in a ‘do or die’ match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.
The MI vs RR match is of high importance for both the teams as the losing side will end up getting knocked out of the tournament, while the other team will remain in the race to playoffs and will also need to win their 14th and last match at any cost.
Rajasthan Royals in their last game defeated heavyweights Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets, while Mumbai Indians were defeated by Delhi Capitals by four wickets.
In terms of net run-rate, Rajasthan Royals are better compared to Mumbai Indian. Both Mumbai and Rajasthan have 10 points after winning five out of 12 matches.
Rajasthan’s net run rate is -0.337, while Mumbai’s is -0.453. In view of the ever-changing equations in the points table, it would not be wrong to say that the net run-rate at the end of the group stage will play an important role for the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs.
Both Mumbai and Rajasthan will also focus on improving the net run rate along with winning the match. In IPL 2021, the biggest challenge for Mumbai Indians has been their middle order batting.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (captain), Shivam Dubey, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakaria, Mustafizur Rahman.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
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