IPL 2019, Match 36 – RR vs MI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
There's no update on Ben Stokes yet.
Updated - Apr 20, 2019 3:42 pm
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) following their 12-run defeat against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali now find themselves in a must-win-scenario in every game from now onwards. Ajinkya Rahane’s men are placed in the seventh position of the points table and are gasping for breath. Their next match is against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Mumbai, on the contrary, are on a rampage after winning four out of their last five contests. Last night Rohit Sharma and Co gave Delhi Capitals (DC) nightmares in the latter’s own den with a 40-run victory. Subsequently, they moved one inch closer to a playoff berth. The Royals have beaten Mumbai five out of the seven instances in Jaipur, but current form undoubtedly gives the visiting team the upper hand.
The 36th game of the IPL between RR and MI will be hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The match starts at 04:00 PM local time (10:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The temperature during the match time would start from 34 degree Celsius and would come down to 31 degree Celsius by the end. The humidity would be on the lower side as well. There will be a bit of a cloud cover, but that’s far from threatening. Dew is not expected to play a part.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Average first-innings score: 158 – 4 matches in 2019
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
RR – L, W, L, L, W
MI – W, W, L, W, W
The pitch has been a good one for batting, but the bowlers have also had their say. Since the first match between RR and KXIP, all three games were won by the team, batting second. Hence, the opponents may want to field first after winning the toss. Nevertheless, the track may favour the bowlers a bit more, bearing in mind that dew won’t be coming to the fore.
Probable Playing XI:
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Ashton Turner, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi
Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Ben Stokes, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Riyan Parag
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Ben Cutting/Jason Behrendorff, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Jason Behrendorff/Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Alzarri Joseph, Jayant Yadav
Any news on Ben Stokes’ fitness is yet not known.
Quinton de Kock versus the Royals: 3 inns 149 runs 49.66 average 1 fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captain Options: Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sanju Samson (C)
Batsmen – Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner
All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer
Picking more players from the Mumbai team would be advisable.
MI are expected to win this encounter.