MI VS RR – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 47th match of IPL 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
Three or perhaps two victories and Rajasthan Royals could make it to the play offs in the ongoing IPL edition. And so could be the case with Mumbai Indians who are hovering around the final play-off spot.
The two teams now lock horns at Wankhede in the second match of doubleheader Weekend on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians Team News
Mumbai Indians were all guns blazing against Kolkata Knight Riders in every department the other night. Ishan Kishan made it a match of his own by having smashed 62 off mere 21 balls.
Bowling was also on the money with each of the six bowlers picking at least one wicket. There shouldn’t be any changes in the winning combination against Rajasthan too.
Playing XI (Last Match): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, JP Duminy, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
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Rajasthan Royals Team News
Jos Buttler’s formidable form up the order is a big plus for Rajasthan Royals as the tournament is entering its final leg. Furthermore, K Gowtham is proving to be a valuable asset, be it with the ball or playing quick-fire cameos.
The middle order though looks a bit weak with Stuart Binny and Prashant Chopra being the recent inclusions. Ben Stokes is still undergoing his lean patch with both bat and ball. It remains to be seen if Rahane alters his side for the upcoming game against Mumbai.
Playing XI (Last Match): Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Prashant Chopra, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi.
Top Funtasy Picks
Mumbai Indians: Surya Kumar Yadav – He is the man in form for Mumbai, having delivered the goods time and again this season.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler – The England wicketkeeper has shown some tremendous batting display following his promotion as an opener in the team. He is expected to carry his form forward against Mumbai.
Punt Pick: Rahul Tripathi – The young right hander might make his comeback into the side in place of either Stuart Binny to Prashant Chopra