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It
is
a
do-or-die
contest
for
both
teams
as
a
loss
will
end
their
playoffs
campaign.
Mumbai
Indians
are
currently
languishing
at
the
seventh
spot
on
the
points
table,
with
just
five
wins
from
12
games.
Royals
are
placed
a
rung
above
Rohit
Sharma-led
side,
with
the
same
number
of
wins,
but
with
a
slightly
better
net
run
rate.

Mumbai
have
made
a
couple
of
changes
to
the
playing
XI
in
a
must-win
game.
Ishan
Kishan
has
replaced
Quinton
de
Kock
while
Jimmy
Neesham
has
been
included
in
place
of
Krunal
Pandya.

After
winning
the
toss
Rohit
said,
“We
are
going
to
bowl
first.
We
have
tried
everything
in
this
UAE
leg,
we
have
tried
batting
first,
we
have
tried
bowling
first.
The
wicket
here
doesn’t
change
too
much,
so
we
thought
let’s
have
a
target
in
front
of
us
when
we
bat.
We
know
where
we
stand
at
the
moment.
Every
individual
knows
what
they
need
to
do.
We
have
done
enough
talking,
we
have
done
the
preparation,
it’s
about
coming
here
and
executing.
We
need
to
read
the
situation,
not
to
worry
about
what
is
happening
elsewhere,
not
to
worry
about
the
table
as
well.

“If
we
play
well,
the
results
will
take
care
of
itself.
Two
changes:
Ishan
comes
back
for
de
Kock
and
Neesham
for
Krunal.
We
looked
at
how
the
game
is
being
played
here.
The
pacers
have
done
well
with
their
change-ups,
the
pitch
tends
to
get
slower
and
slower.
It
was
unfortunate,
Quinton
is
a
very
key
player
for
us,
so
is
Krunal.
Unfortunately,
we
have
to
do
those
changes
and
these
guys
have
to
miss
out.”

Royals,
on
the
other
hand,
have
also
made
two
changes
as
Kuldip
Yadav
and
Shreyas
Gopal
replace
Akash
Singh
and
Mayank
Markande.

Speaking
about
his
team’s
strategy,
Samson
said:
“In
this
tournament,
we
face
different
challenges
in
each
game.
We
have
a
really
good
team
to
face
those
challenges.
We
have
a
decent
combination
that
can
suit
this
wicket.
Definitely
looking
forward
to
an
exciting
game
in
this
venue.
Approach

we
have
to
keep
it
simple,
we’ll
have
to
keep
trusting
and
keep
on
trusting
our
own
teammates
as
well.
Sanga
in
the
team
meeting
just
said
to
trust
our
routines.
We
have
made
two
changes.
Shreyas
Gopal
comes
in
for
Mayank
Markande
and
Kuldip
Yadav
comes
in
for
Akash
Singh.”

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Playing
XIs:


Rajasthan
Royals:

Evin
Lewis,
Yashasvi
Jaiswal,
Sanju
Samson(w/c),
Shivam
Dube,
Glenn
Phillips,
David
Miller,
Rahul
Tewatia,
Shreyas
Gopal,
Kuldip
Yadav,
Mustafizur
Rahman,
Chetan
Sakariya


Mumbai
Indians:

Rohit
Sharma(c),
Ishan
Kishan(w),
Suryakumar
Yadav,
Saurabh
Tiwary,
Kieron
Pollard,
Hardik
Pandya,
James
Neesham,
Nathan
Coulter-Nile,
Jayant
Yadav,
Jasprit
Bumrah,
Trent
Boult.

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