Its MI vs RR in the first double header on Saturday. MI are sitting at second place with 6 wins out of their nine game. RR on the other hand languishing at the bottom at number 7 spot. Yet their performance doesn’t reflect their position. They have 4 close games which could have come in their way. Its a home game for RR, so this a great opportunity to Royals to get back to winning ways after losing two games, where they seemed to have found Rhythm
Is Ben Stokes fit to play?
Ben Stokes missed the game against KXIP due to illness. If he is ready to play. More than two changes are expected in RR in order to maintain balance. Aston Turner had a forgettable debut. It’s unfair on him if he get dropped. When he arrived at the crease in the last game. HE has no option to go after the bowling He is the highest run getter for Perth scorchers in the last season. And his knock of Eighty in fourth ODI against India is still very fresh in fans minds’. SO Ish Sodhi will have to sacrifice for Ben Stokes. And to balance the change Krishnappa Gowtham will replace out of from Jaydev Unadkt.
Hardhik Pandya is the differentiating factor between sides in many Mumbai wins. But there are only few over’s left when he is arriving at the crease. Only opportunity can tell the damage he can do when sent earlier. His strike rate is only next to Andre Russell in the tournament. Jason Beherendoff had to sit out to let Ben cutting in to the squad. Ben Cutting failed to perform in place of Ishan Kishan. If Ishan Kishan if fit, he will resume his duties.
- RR to win the game.
- Not more than 360 to be score in the game.