Archer makes IPL debut as Mumbai bat

  • Archer makes IPL debut as Mumbai bat

Archer makes IPL debut as Mumbai bat

Toss: Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, won the toss and chose to bat against Rajasthan Royals in match 21 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday (April 22).

With two wins and three defeats, Rajasthan are placed fifth with four points, while Mumbai are sixth with one win in four games.

What is the likely Playing XI of the match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians? On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will want to make it worthwhile for the fans who are supporting them on their home ground and ensure that they don't lose at their fortress for the second time in a row. The team Rajasthan Royals is led by Ajinkya Rahane and the team Mumbai Indians is led by Rohit Sharma.

In the past two matches, neither Rajasthan's batsmen nor their bowlers have delivered. RR was bowled out for 140, with no one, barring Ben Stokes (45), offering any resistance. Rahul Tripathi, who rose to fame during his stint as an opener in Rising Pune Supergiants, is now struggling in the middle order and then captain Ajinkya Rahane's decision to play Heinrich Klaasen as an opener against CSK turned into a horror for the South African. Sanju Samson, Stokes and Rahul Tripathi have been inconsistent.

Rohit Sharma in the nets in Jaipur before facing Rajasthan Royals. Jayadev Unadkat, who cost the Royals INR 11.5 crores, hasn't clicked yet nor has the two spinners, K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal. They, however, gained momentum and registered two back-to-back wins against Delhi Daredevils (DD) and RCB.

The visiting side at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Mumbai lost all the first three matches. After losing to KKR in Jaipur, they also lost to Chennai Super Kings in Pune.

Evin Lewis (MI): The West Indian is another player who can impact this tie significantly.

Evin Lewis has taken to life of being the Mumbai Indians opener like a duck to water.