Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be hoping to regain their winning habit when they go head-to-head with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 24 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on April 28. Both teams have managed to secure two victories in five attempts so far this season.
After suffering back-to-back defeats, Mumbai have enjoyed a five-day break. Their star-studded batting line-up, surprisingly, has been an area of concern in IPL 2021. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, no MI batter is yet to cross the 75-run mark after five matches.
Their bowlers, however, have been on song since the curtain-raiser against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, on Delhi’s bouncy track, Rohit & co. may recall one of Marco Jansen and Adam Milne. For that, Jayant Yadav has to make way.
Led by Sanju Samson, Rajasthan are coming off into MI fixture after a convincing six-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Yashasvi Jaiswal, 19, had shown plenty of promise as opener in that game. They are unlikely to make any changes in their line-up, although Jos Buttler’s form has been an area to worry about in the dug-out.
- Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Suryakumar Yadav are highly dependent options on top order.
- Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia and Kieron Pollard can add good value in any Fantasy XI.
- Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar and Chetan Sakariya can be handy with the ball.
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya.
Jos Buttler (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Chetan Sakariya.
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