| Mumbai Indians
||vs|| Rajasthan Royals
ScheduleSunday, 25 May 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
One of the most important matches in the seventh edition of IPL will be played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The latter has played 13 games and have gathered 14 points while MI are at the fourth spot with 12 points off 13 matches. The forthcoming game will decide the fate of both teams since one of them will proceed to the playoffs.
Michael Hussey posted his second fifty of the tournament while Lendl Simmons and Rohit Sharma assisted MI to victory against DD. Kieron Pollard is a fine batsman whereas Marchant de Lange, Harbhajan Singh and Shreyas Gopal bowled smartly.
James Faulkner, Brad Hodge and Sanju Samson were the only batsmen who scored most runs for RR vs. KXIP in their last match. Karun Nair and Shane Watson should concentrate on their batting. Pravin Tambe, Rajat Bhatia and James Faulkner make a sound bowling trio.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Partly cloudy with temperatures around 27-32ᵒC
The winning captain will opt to chase
Comfortable for batting
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (C), Lendl Simmons, Michael Hussey, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal.
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Karun Nair, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Pravin Tambe.
MI got their form back and look like winning the encounter