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The
five-time
champions
were
aiming
for
a
hat-trick,
which
would
be
a
first
in
the
tournament’s
14-year-history,
but
poor
show
by
their
batsmen
has
led
the
team
down.

The
wrinkles
on
Rohit
Sharma’s
forehead
and
the
grumpy
look
on
his
face
are
telling
a
tale
that
is
unheard
of
in
the
MI
contingent
till
now.

And
in
this
backdrop,
they
are
now
facing
Rajasthan
Royals,
who
stunned
Chennai
Super
Kings
with
a
superlative
batting
performance
from
two
Mumbai
men

Yashasvi
Jaiswal
and
Shivam
Dube.

The
equation
is
simple
for
both
the
teams.
They
have
to
not
only
win
both
their
matches
but
also
have
to
win
big
so
that
their
poor
net
run-rates
are
taken
care
of.

Royals
currently
have
a
net
run-rate
of
-0.337
and
MI,
after
a
poor
batting
show
against
Delhi
Capitals,
are
seventh
at
-0.453.
The
loser
on
will
be
out
of
the
tournament
but
then
KKR
are
already
on
14
points
with
a
positive
NRR
of
+0.294.

Therefore,
even
if
Mumbai
win
against
Rajasthan
and
then
happen
to
thrash
laggards
Sunrisers
Hyderabad
in
their
final
match
to
reach
14
points,
there’s
no
guarantee
that
they
would
be
able
to
go
through.

KKR
have
won
a
very
crucial
game
against
SRH
and
even
if
they
lose
against
Royals
on
the
final
day
of
the
league
stage,
Morgan
and
his
men
would
like
to
limit
the
damages
in
order
to
make
it
to
the
play-offs.

Hence,
Rohit
(341
runs),
Suryakumar
Yadav
(222
runs),
Quinton
de
Kock
(297
runs)
and
Kieron
Pollard
(232
runs)
need
to
bring
their
‘A’ game
to
the
fore.
Hardik
Pandya
has
just
about
found
some
form
going
his
way.

The
Sharjah
pitch
showed
signs
of
settling
down
during
the
Punjab
Kings
versus
RCB
game,
something
that
will
make
the
stroke
players
of
MI
happy.

The
Royals
bowling
attack,
with
Mustafizur
Rahaman
as
their
most
experienced
overseas
signing,
is
a
bit
thin
on
experience.
It
remains
to
be
seen
how
the
likes
of
Chetan
Sakariya,
Mustafizur
and
the
rest
of
the
bowlers
stop
the
heavy
artillery
firing
expected
from
the
Mumbai
ranks.

Similarly,
Jasprit
Bumrah,
along
with
Trent
Boult
and
Rahul
Chahar,
will
have
the
job
cut
out
against
the
opening
pair
of
Jaiswal
and
Evin
Lewis,
who
literally
butchered
the
Chennai
attack
which
didn’t
have
Deepak
Chahar
and
Dwayne
Bravo
in
their
ranks.


Squads:
Rajasthan
Royals:

Sanju
Samson
(captain),
Liam
Livingstone,
Evin
Lewis,
David
Miller,
Chris
Morris,
Oshane
Thomas,
Mustafizur
Rahaman,
Tabraiz
Shamsi,
Glenn
Phillips,
Chetan
Sakariya,
Riyan
Parag,
Rahul
Tewatia,
Akash
Singh,
Anuj
Rawat,
KC
Cariappa,
Yashashvi
Jaiswal,
Shivam
Dube,
Shreyas
Gopal,
Kartik
Tyagi,
Mayank
Markande,
Jaydev
Unadkat,
Kuldip
Yadav,
Mahipal
Lomror.


Mumbai
Indians:

Rohit
Sharma
(captain),
Quinton
de
Kock,
Ishan
Kishan,
Suryakumar
Yadav,
Aditya
Tare,
Anmolpreet
Singh,
Chris
Lynn,
Saurabh
Tiwary,
Anukul
Roy,
Simarjeet
Singh,
Hardik
Pandya,
Krunal
Pandya,
James
Neesham,
Jayant
Yadav,
Kieron
Pollard,
Marco
Jansen,
Yudhvir
Singh,
Adam
Milne,
Dhawal
Kulkarni,
Jasprit
Bumrah,
Mohsin
Khan,
Nathan
Coulter-Nile,
Piyush
Chawla,
Rahul
Chahar,
Trent
Boult.


Match
info


Match
date:
Tuesday
(October
5)


Match
starts
at
7.30pm
IST


Live
telecast:
Star
Sports
Networks


Live
streaming:
Disney
+
HotStar

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