Mumbai Indians are all set to host Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday evening. Mumbai will have to bring their ‘A-game’ to the show in order to stop Rajasthan’s juggernaut tonight.
Sanju Samson Won The Toss And Opted To Bat First
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bat first. Speaking at the toss, he said:
“We would like to bat first. Wicket looks like a good one, we are trying to stick to our strengths and put up a total. We are playing a great standard of cricket and the team is in a good space. Yes, the conditions are different but we will stick to our strengths. The team management are doing a great job of keeping the spirits high. Boult comes back.”
Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma, who is celebrating his 36th birthday today, also talked about the importance of the game and revealed the changes to the squad heading into the fixture.
“We played last year as well against the same opposition. It is a good track and looks a little dry to me. We wanted to bowl first, we want a score in front of us. It has been up and down, we have played some good cricket and also lacked consistency. We had a good break and hopefully we can put up a good performance. We have two changes – Jofra and Arshad Khan are back, in place of Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar.”
MI vs RR: Playing XI And Impact Players Of Both The Teams
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan
MI Subs: Nehal Wadhera, Ramandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR Subs: Donovan Ferreira, M Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen