Sharjah. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will take on each other in a do-or-die IPL match here on Tuesday. Winning the match is crucial for both teams to reach the playoffs, as the losing team will be knocked out of the tournament, while the other team's hopes will remain the same and they will have to win their 14th and final match anyway.
Speaking of confidence, the number one team in a match is Chennai Super Kings after losing by seven wickets. In terms of net run rating, Rajasthan is above Mumbai. The other team has 10 dates to win five of the 12 matches, but Rajasthan's net run rate is -0.337, Mumbai's is -0.453.
Given the constantly changing equations in the points table, it would not be wrong to say that the net run rate at the end of the group stage will play a key role in qualifying for the playoffs for the fourth team. In this situation, both the teams will keep an eye on the net run rate as they win the match. The biggest headache for the Mumbai team so far this season has been its middle order batting.
In the match against Punjab Kings on September 28, of course Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pallard had played a good innings, but in the last match, his batting collapsed against a deadly bowling attack like Delhi. In the match against Punjab, Saurabh, Hardik and Pollard scored 45 off 37 balls, 40 off 30 balls and 15 off seven balls to lead the team to victory by six wickets, but in the match against Delhi, these three batsmen None of that has been impressive. Meanwhile, Rajasthan had beaten top-ranked team Chennai by seven wickets in the last high scoring match.
Chennai bowls first Answers Rajasthan opener batsmen Evin Lewis and Vijay Jaiswal and Shivam Dubey's explosive Parsis made 190 for three in 17.3 overs.