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It is now or never.

Like the case in IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals find themselves on the brink. They made a fine run to the playoffs last season on the back off Jos Buttler, who scored 428 in six innings since being shifted to opener. However, while he has opened every innings this season, RR are still unsure of their best batting lineup. With time well and truly running out, and Jos Buttler due to leave in less than a week for England duty, RR desperately need to win today.

Mumbai Indians are in a good position. Their quality continues to shine through, despite still underwhelming a little in the middle overs. They start this match as favourites on paper, even though they lost to RR a week ago. However, a big question will be how they back up barely 36 hours after their win in Delhi, which will be a test of stamina in the warm Jaipur conditions. If MI win, they will move to the top of the table. Can they do it?

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Key to a RR win

Despite their lowly position on the table, RR have had their moments. A number of tight defeats has been a source of disappointment. However, much of this can be attributed to a lack of cohesion as a unit. This was on show in their last match against MI, where Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler were excellent in the chase. However, what followed is what has haunted RR all season – good moments combined with the bad. Today, Buttler will be crucial again, but he desperately needs more support. Will that be Rahul Tripathi at the top? Or will it be Ajinkya Rahane? If Ben Stokes is raring to go after a flu, can he fire along with Sanju Samson? To beat an efficient MI side, RR need a team effort with the bat.

Also, the problems don’t end there for RR. Their seamers, apart from Jofra Archer, have taken a combined 17 wickets at 10.25 per over. With MI scoring at 10.05 in the powerplay in their last three matches, RR need to get the better of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock early. However, they managed to get the better of MI in the middle overs last week, and if they can do the same again, they could look to target Hardik Pandya with Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal, who are their more economical bowlers at the death.

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AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool. RR vs MI Preview Dream11 – Jos Buttler has a strong record vs MI.

Key to a MI win

The way MI decimated DC’s batting lineup two days ago made for impressive viewing. Rahul Chahar has announced himself as a big threat for MI, combining beautifully with the seamers and spinners Jayant Yadav and Krunal Pandya. He could be a very good option against Jos Buttler in the powerplay, and if MI can remove Buttler cheaply, it opens the game right up. The availability of Jason Behrendhorff remains to be seen, but if MI can combine well as a unit as they did vs DC, they can reverse the result from last Saturday.

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Also, can Rohit Sharma convert his starts into a big score? He has scored 47, 28 and 30 in his last three innings, which represent good scores, but less than what Rohit is truly capable of. He has combined well with Quinton de Kock, who played well vs RR last week, and these two will be key again against a RR attack that has its ups-and-downs. However, how well will MI fare in the middle overs? Can the likes of Suryakumar Yadav play with a little more impetus? If Ishan Kishan returns, can he deliver strong output with Kieron Pollard and Ben Cutting (if picked)? With Hardik Pandya in outstanding form, all he needs is a platform, and it is the responsibility of those before him to ensure this is the case.

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Possible Playing 11

Ben Stokes is in line for return after missing the last game with flu. Also, a big question is whether Ajinkya Rahane should remain at four. If he does, Rahul Tripathi has to step up in the openers’ role.

RR: 1. Jos Buttler, 2. Rahul Tripathi, 3. Sanju Samson (wk), 4. Ajinkya Rahane (c), 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Ashton Turner, 7. Stuart Binny, 8. Jofra Archer, 9. Shreyas Gopal, 10. Jaydev Unadkat, 11. Dhawal Kulkarni

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Ben Cutting played for MI last game and scored two. That he didn’t bowl suggests he could be on the outer this game, but this depends on Behrendhorff’s availability.

MI: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Quinton de Kock (wk), 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. Kieron Pollard, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya, 8. Rahul Chahar, 9. Jason Behrendorff/Jayant Yadav, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Lasith Malinga

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 19, RR 9, MI 10.
  • RR have beaten MI four times in five games since 2015.
  • Ajinkya Rahane needs 56 to reach 1,000 IPL runs at the Sawai Masingh Stadium.
  • RR beat MI at the Wankhede a week ago.

Match Prediction

The last few predictions haven’t been great, such is the unpredictable and exciting nature of IPL 2019.

Today is a difficult prediction to make, given RR’s good record over MI in recent times + MI’s short turnaround. However, MI are in excellent touch, and overcame a poor record in Delhi to win two days ago. I believe they will win again today.

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Thanks for reading!

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