Mumbai Indians aren’t finding the path in this tournament. They managed to win three games consistently in the middle but the loss of two consecutive games made the confidence go away. And now they have to win this home game to get back in the fight in the points table.On the other hand, RR is behaving like champs. They have just won the mighty CSK at home and are heading towards Mumbai for this clash against MI.
Head to Head
Matches played: 27
MI Win: 14
RR Won: 12
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
A good batting wicket which will also be a home for pace bowlers. With the new ball, the pacers can trouble the batters with the extra nip from the surface.
What to Expect?
A high scoring game is expected as both the teams possess power hitters in their side. Since MI’s spin bowling isn’t upto the mark, RR might get an advantage of scoring more runs.
Probable Playing XIs
MI Possible XII:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan (wk) , Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Arshad Khan, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Riley Meredith, Arjun Tendulkar
RR Possible XII:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhruv Jorel, Trent Boult
Fantasy Picks for the MI vs PBKS Match
Captain : Buttler
Buttler has played a lot here when he was playing for MI. Since the bowling department of MI isn’t that aggressive, Buttler will find it easy scoring runs in this game.
Vice captain : Ashwin
Ashwin’s role with both the ball and the bat makes him a costly customer for this game. And also, three left handers at the batting line up of MI makes him so crucial.
Batters : S Yadav, T Varma, Jaiswal, Padikkal
Jaiswal and Padikkal are in serious form of their career. They are making it special whenever they walk to bat.
T Varma is really the performer for MI so far.
S Yadav, who hasn’t made a huge impact in this tournament can make things work in this game as he has crossed almost half of the tournament. He would have taken lots of inputs. And it is just the matter of implementing on the big stage.
Wicketkeeper: I Kishan, Buttler
Kishan loves pace and this wicket offers it comfortably.also the home conditions makes him the right choice.
All rounders : C Green, Holder, Ashwin
C Green batting at the top and fast bowling on this wicket makes him the most important pick for the game.
Holder’s tight bowling was impressive off late. It can lead to picking wickets in T20s.
Bowlers : Zampa, Behrendorff,
Zampa, the leg spinner is really a nightmare when the batters decide to go against him. He has got a wide variety of variations and in executing them he is phenomenal.
Behrendorff’s speed on this wicket cannot be easy to handle for the batters.