Tied at 10 points its absolute crunch time for both Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals when the former meets the latter at the Wankhede tonight.
Both teams are on a roll after their respective emphatic victories in their last game. It thus boils down to potentially this match that might see one knock out the other from the playoff race.
With past history and form in mind, one would expect Mumbai Indians to make it through on this match but Rajasthan's progress as an all-round team in the last couple of matches and especially with the win against CSK, they too are very much in with shot in tonight's game.
The match will be played in Mumbai which means that it will be a run fest with good batting conditions. Rohit has found some form in the last couple of matches playing vital innings in his team's victories. While for Rajasthan, Buttler's form will come as a welcome refreshment for the.
With good bowling lineups, tonight's game will be all about the batsmen from both teams and who gets the wood over whom.
As far as team changes from both camps are concerned, Mumbai will look to play the same XI which was won them three games on the bounce, Rajasthan driving confidence from their win against CSK will not like to pinder with their playing combinations.
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field
Rajasthan Royals : Jos Buttler(w), D Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
Mumbai Indians : Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah