IPL 2019, Match 27, MI vs RR: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details - CricTracker
MI are on a three-match winning streak.
Mumbai Indians (MI) have gradually picked up in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). They are on a three-match winning streak and are currently placed in the third position of the points table with eight points from six matches. In their last two matches against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR), MI found themselves in trouble, but Kieron Pollard bailed them out both times.
In the first match of tomorrow’s doubleheader, Mumbai are scheduled to lock horns against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) who lost against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Jaipur. The Royals desperately need to win as another defeat would literally throw them out of the competition. As far as RR and MI’s head-to-head record at the renowned Wankhede Stadium is concerned, Mumbai are ahead by 4-2.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Mumbai has been a batting paradise, thus far, as scores of above 180 have been frequently seen. The temperature during match time won’t be high, hovering around the 32-degree Celsius mark. But the humidity will be high. Dew will also be there.
Despite the win, MI may make a few changes. Rohit Sharma will come in place of Siddhesh Lad. Evin Lewis may get an opportunity in place of an out-of-form Quinton de Kock. In the middle order, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan will be crucial. The Pandya brothers need to step up as well. The pace trio of Bumrah, Behrendorff and Joseph will play. Rahul Chahar is the lone spinner.
Rohit Sharma (C), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah
The Royals are likely to bring in Ashton Turner in place of Steve Smith, who has found the going a little tough. Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler will open the batting with Sanju Samson at number three. Rahul Tripathi may be promoted higher up the order. Ben Stokes and Riyan Parag are the all-rounders. Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Jofra Archer are the spinners. Shreyas Gopal in the spin-bowling option.
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
Probable Top Performers
Suryakumar Yadav – Mumbai Indians| Sanju Samson – Rajasthan Royals
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD
Live Streaming – Hotstar
Match Timings – 16:00 IST
The prediction is for Mumbai Indians to win the match.