The battle is still on as Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians will take on the Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals. Just like the afternoon game this game too means a lot to Mumbai Indians as if they win they qualify for the playoffs with 16 points whereas Rajasthan Royals will be playing for nothing but pride as they are too out of the tournament along with Chennai Super Kings.
Rajasthan Royals have had an unexpected season despite having the likes of Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes in the side they haven’t looked in greatest of the touches. Their domestic players haven’t fired whereas their million dollars players like Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat haven’t fired enough which clearly doesn’t justify the money paid.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will come back into this match after a comprehensive win over the Chennai Super Kings in the last game at Sharjah Cricket Stadium as they defeated them by a whopping margin of 10 wickets. All this in the absence of Rohit Sharma in the side. With the match expected to be an exciting affair lets take a look at the five key players to watch out for.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 key players we should watch out for when Rajasthan Royals lock horns with Mumbai Indians:
1. Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes may be the best all-rounder in the world at present but he hasn’t looked in great nick this season or in the past seasons for Rajasthan Royals. He has been opening the batting for Rajasthan Royals instead of batting in the middle order which is a newly defined role for the English all-rounder.
Though he really didn’t have a great outing with both bat and ball in both games we shall all expect a big inning from the man from England very soon as he has the reputation of being a top-class player who finishes off matches for his side.