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IPL 2018, Match 47: MI vs RR - Match preview, head-to-head, pitch report and key stats

Vaibhav Joshi
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3.34K   //    13 May 2018, 13:18 IST

Mumbai take on Rajasthan in a crucial encounter
Mumbai take on Rajasthan in a crucial encounter

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians, will be up against the inaugural IPL champions, Rajasthan Royals, in the 47th match of the season.

Both MI and RR are languishing in the bottom half of the points table. It will be a crucial match for both the teams if they want to remain in the race for the playoffs.

MI are coming off a comprehensive win in their previous encounter against KKR. Currently, Mumbai are placed fifth in the points table. Thus, a win against RR will push them up to fourth place. 

Meanwhile, RR are riding high on confidence after a satisfying win in their previous encounter against CSK.

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match 47 Details:

Match Date: 13 May 2018, Sunday

Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 AM GMT

Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Expected Crowd Turnout: With a crucial home encounter scheduled for MI, it is expected to be a full house with a total crowd turnout of 29,700.

Weather

The temperature will hover around 31 degrees with humidity levels as high as 78%. Rain is expected to stay away.

Pitch report

The Wankhede track has always been a batting paradise. However, this year, the track has been on the softer and slower side. Thus, the spinners might come into play as the game progresses.

Head-to-head

MI 10 - 7 RR.

MI have the edge over RR with ten wins compared to seven wins for the latter. 

Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad:

In this season, MI have lost all of their matches in the last over of the match
MI will look to continue their winning momentum

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) IPL 2018 Squad:

RR would be hoping to continue their winning ways
RR would be hoping to continue their winning ways

Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (WK), Rahul Tripathi, D Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Ajinkya Rahane (C), and Heinrich Klassen.


All the stats and numbers to look out for ahead of match No. 47 between MI and RR:

1 – Till date, Rajasthan Royals have won only one out of the five games played at Wankhede.

3 – Ajinkya Rahane, the man in charge of RR, needs only three fours to achieve the feat of 350 IPL boundaries. Rahane will become the eighth player in the history of IPL to hit 350 or more fours if he achieves it.

10 – Jasprit Bumrah has taken the second most number of wickets (10) in the death overs of this IPL.

26 – Rohit Sharma requires only 26 runs to become the third player in the history of the IPL to amass 4500 or more runs.

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