MI vs RR tip-off XI: Jofra Archer, Trent Boult likely to return, Arjun Tendulkar to retain his position
IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians (MI) will square off against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 42nd match of the Indian Premier League on Sunday, 30th April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
While RR are flying high with confidence after their triumph against MS Dhoni’s Chennai, Mumbai Indians’ run this season has been inconsistent. In their last game, they suffered a massive loss at the hands of Gujarat Titans.
The Samson-led Rajasthan are second in the points table with five wins in eight matches and 10 points, MI, on the other hand are second from the wrong end of the table with only three victories in seven games to their credit.
Tonight’s game will be a promising one as MI will seek redemption against the explosive RR.
Here’s the playing XI tip-off for MI vs RR:
Jofra Archer to replace Riley Meredith
Following a brief visit to a specialist in elbow injuries in Belgium, Jofra Archer is available for selection to play against the Royals. If that happens, the pace spearhead will most likely replace Riley Meredith.
Trent Boult set to return
After sustaining a niggle, Kiwi pacer Trent Boult missed RR’s last game but is all set to take the field against Mumbai in tonight’s contest. The left-arm bowler has excellent bowling stats for the visitors with a record of scalping at least a wicket in his very first over in almost all matches.
Arjun Tendulkar to retain his position
Mumbai Indians’ debutante Arjun Tendulkar is all set to retain his place in the playing XI against Rajasthan Royals. The youngster has dismissed three batters in four matches at an economy of 9.35.
MI vs RR Pitch Report: The Wankhede Stadium typically has a lot of runs scored on it and will have a great surface for batting. Under the lights, the pacers might receive some assistance, and both teams will favour chasing because the game may end with dew.
MI vs RR Predicted XI:
MI (Probable XI): Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendoff, Jofra Archer
RR (Probable XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult
MI vs RR Squads:
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Arjun Tendulkar, Riley Meredith, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Tilak Varma, Sandeep Warrier, Jofra Archer, Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Hrithik Shokeen, Akash Madhwal, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldip Yadav, Joe Root, Trent Boult, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Riyan Parag, KM Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Donavon Ferreira, Abdul Basith, Kunal Singh Rathore