It’s a 4 PM start at the Wankhede today, a special day as Mumbai’s ‘ESA day’. As much as 21,000 children will be decorating the stadium today, a great sight for sure.
To adding more glitter to it, the team’s captain Rohit Sharma is available for selection after missing out on the other night and probably will replace Siddhesh Lad who got his first opportunity in five years the other night. Other than that, Mumbai Indians might bring in Evin Lewis to replace Quinton de Kock at the top handling the gloves to Ishan Kishan. If not, Mumbai might give de Kock another opportunity and might replace Ishan Kishan, who struggled as well with Yuvraj Singh.
Coming to Rajasthan Royals who almost pulled off a victory against CSK the other night might go with the same team or possibly bring K Gowtham back in the place of Riyan Parag.
Since it’s an afternoon start, spinners will have a vital role to play here.
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis/Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendoff
RR: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith/Ashton Turner, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham/Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat