IPL: Rajasthan win toss, elect to bowl against Mumbai

MI and Rajasthan Royals will be hoping to move a step closer to play-off berth with a win

But three victories thereafter - against Kings XI Punjab in Indore, and back-to-back matches against Kolkata Knight Riders at home and away, the latter by a whopping 102 runs - has given it the momentum. RR beat MI by seven wickets.

From 12 matches, this Rajasthan's sixth win and have gained 12 points and stand at 5th position while defending champion MI after playing 12 matches this is their 7th defeat in the tournament with 10 points. Today's game holds special importance as the winning side gets a chance to eliminate the rival from the play-offs. The venue of the match is at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. If Yadav, Rohit, Lewis, Ishan Kishan and JP Duminy are in the form, Mumbai will be hard to stop. Runs are also expected from Ishan Kishan and all-rounders Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal.

On the bowling front, young leggie Mayank Markande has been the find of the season and his role will be crucial if the likes of rampaging Jos Buttler and other Rajasthan batters are to be restricted.

Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

Once again, West Indian Kieron Pollard is likely to sit out.

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MI had suffered five losses in their first six games in 2015 and then from there went on to clinch the title.

Jos Buttler made his fifth consecutive IPL fifty - a feat previously managed only by Virender Sehwag - and Rajasthan Royals picked up their third consecutive win to rise to fifth place on the table, only a week after being on the verge of elimination. But their out-of-form skipper Ajinkya Rahane will need to step up.

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

The next stop: Things are heating up at the top with two playoff spots open for four teams to grab. In 12 matches, he has scored 509 runs at an average of 56.55 and a strike rate of 153.77. That solves a lot of problems for Mumbai Indians.

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