Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians: THE BIG MATCH PREVIEW
We move to Abu Dhabi for the Royals’ twelfth game of the IPL as they take on Mumbai Indians in an all-important clash. Nothing but a win would suffice for the men in pink as they continue their fight for a top-four finish. Mumbai Indians have had a fantastic season thus far and with a settled side, and would look to continue their good run and confirm their place in the top four. The Royals, after that defeat against the Sunrisers, will be hoping to turn their form around quickly and put on a strong display against the defending champions.
Abu Dhabi was the venue for the first fixture between these two sides and will once again be the scene as these two sides meet again. The previous few games at the venue have looked to be slightly in the favour of the bowlers, with pace bowlers, in particular, picking up the majority of the wickets.
Mumbai Indians come into the game with fourteen points and almost a foot in the final four of the IPL. That said, they would like to win and confirm their spot at the earliest. A big win over Chennai got them back to winning ways after a loss to Kings XI.
The Big Talking Point
Jofra Archer’s bowling has been one of the highlights of the tournament for the Royals. One of the top performers of the tournament, Archer’s performances have set the pace for some important wins for the Royals this year. The men in pink would hope that Archer carries on his form and is able to deliver crucial spells for Rajasthan Royals in their final three games.
Word From the Camp
Andrew Mcdonald: “It’s hard for us to really identify one area where we went wrong. Clearly, we haven’t been at our best consistently and ultimately that’s what it’s about in these tournaments. It’s such an even tournament and the challenge is to bring your best out in every game and unfortunately, through the course of the tournament, we haven’t done that and have allowed teams to come back in games we probably should’ve won. Our destiny is probably in other teams’ hands now and as for us we need to keep believing, our challenge is seven wins and we’ll try to give our best to achieve that.”