IPL 2018: Match 21, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians – Toss Report
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma with Jasprit Bumrah. (Credits - AFP)
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IPL 2018: Match 21, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians – Toss Report

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and chose to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League at Sawai Mann Singh Stadium, Jaipur.

Here is what the captains said:

Rohit Sharma

“We will bat first. It’s a good pitch, runs on the board is always nice. It’s a big ground. I think we can defend the target in bigger grounds. Not really worried too much about Pollard’s form. He hasn’t got enough time with the bat. He’s been a crucial part of the team. We back him and he’s a match-winner for us. Same side for us.”

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Ajinkya Rahane

“We were looking to bowl first anyway. It’s about starting fresh. Mumbai is a quality team. Two changes for us, Dhawal Kulkarni in for Stuart Binny and Jofra Archer is playing in place of Ben Laughlin.”

Preview

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals clash in a must-win game at Sawai Mann Singh. Both the teams have not played to their potential as they lie in the bottom half of the table.

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Mumbai Indians are coming on the back of a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. An all-round performance with both bat and ball meant they won comfortably by 46 runs.That was their first win in four games and the slow starters will look to improve their record.

On the other hand, the poor form of star players have not helped Rajasthan’s cause in their pursuit to the trophy this season. The likes of Jayadev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, and D’Arcy Short have not lived up to their price tags. This is hurting the team pretty badly in the opening stage of the game.

The winning team would be much relieved after the game. But a loss in this game to either of the team could make them desperate to win most of their upcoming games without respite.

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Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat

Mumbai Indians

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

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