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IPL 2019, Match 27 – MI vs RR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Rohit Sharma looks set to play this game.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is moving fast and is into its third weekend now. The first of the doubleheaders on Saturday will be played between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). MI are currently on a winnings streak having emerged victorious in their previous three games while the Royals just lost the thrilling game to the CSK at home off the last ball.

The Ajinkya Rahane-led side has won only a solitary game after playing six matches and will need to up their game as soon as possible. They might leave out Steve Smith for this game which is a tough call to take but the Australian is not doing much in the middle-order.

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Ashton Turner is likely to make his IPL debut in that case. For Mumbai Indians, everything is just falling in place at the right time and their skipper Rohit Sharma is set to make a comeback after missing the previous outing due to a minor injury.

Match Details

The 27th game of the IPL between MI and RR will be hosted by the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

The match starts at 04:00 PM local time (10:30 AM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

The afternoon start will not help the players’ cause. The temperature will hover around 35 Degrees Celsius and the humidity will also be at its peak and will only increase as the match progresses. No rain is in the forecast on the weekend in Mumbai.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

Mumbai Indians: W, W, W, L, W

Rajasthan Royals: L, L, W, L, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Wankhede stadium has generated the high-scoring matches this season so far. Surprisingly, two matches have been won by the team batting first but defending a total has been tough traditionally at the venue. Though it is an afternoon start, the trend of chasing should continue.

Average first-innings score: – 193 (3 IPL matches this season at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XI:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph.

Bench: Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande.

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat.

Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Ashton Turner.

Team News:

Rohit Sharma is set to make a comeback after missing out on the last game.

Sanju Samson is also fit and played in the last game.

Power Picks:

Kieron Pollard vs Rajasthan Royals: 12 inns 278 runs 27.80 average 147.08 S/R 2 fifties

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Jos Buttler, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma.

Vice-Captain Options: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Kieron Pollard.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jos Buttler (C)

Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Sanju Samson

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jason Behrendorff.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Sanju Samson (VC), Rahul Tripathi, Rohit Sharma (C), Kieron Pollard, Liam Livingstone

All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Jason Behrendorff, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah.

 


Expert Advice:

Ajinkya Rahane can play a big knock as he is playing at his home ground.

Teams are playing safely negotiating Jasprit Bumrah so he could be ignored (Risky move but worth as he costs 9 credits).

Probable Winners:

Mumbai Indians are on a winning spree and they are expected to win the game.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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