Mumbai will face off Rajasthan in the 51st match of the Indian T20 League on Tuesday, 5th of October. The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Mumbai is struggling to make it to the top 4 and Rajasthan too has to win its remaining matches to get in the playoffs.
Rajasthan was struggling for a win before its last match against Chennai. But their win over Chennai proved that they should not be underestimated and Mumbai is in a tough spot right now. Sanju Samson's invincible form is the best weapon for Rajasthan and he would be the biggest threat for Mumbai. Rajasthan was struggling with its batting line-up especially the opening order, but the contribution of Yashasvi and Lewis in the last match against Chennai broke their losing streak.
Mumbai has a bad record in this leg of the tournament, they have played 5 matches and lost 4 of them. Nothing seems to work for the defending champions and they have lost against Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi, all the table toppers. Their playoff chances are already bleak and if they lose this match it will turn to dust.
The maximum and minimum temperature on the game day will be 35 degrees and 29 degrees respectively. The humidity will be slightly less at around 45 percent. We will see some cloud cover but it won't bring any rain.
The pitch is slow just like it was in the previous matches. Spinners will get an edge over seamers as usual and bowling first after winning the toss would be the ideal decision.
Probable Playing XI For Rajasthan
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tewatia, David Miller, Anureet Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Mayank Markande
Probable Playing XI For Mumbai
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah
Quinton de Kock