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IPL 2018, Match 47: FPJ’s Dream XI for Mumbai Indians and Rasjasthan Royals


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It is a do-or-die clash for the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) as well as Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Mumbai’s home turf. MI hammered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their respective previous encounters while Royals also notched a brilliant win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The sides have got the momentum in their favour and would look to capitalise on it. MI have a strong batting line-up who can help them to put a good score on board but the thing which is not in their favour is the home ground. MI has only won 2 matches this season. Here are the probable dream XI for Mumbai Indians:

MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, JP Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah

On the other hand, Royals need to win the match to stay in contention of the playoffs. Their opener Englishmen Joss Buttler is in impressive since past few matches. The losing side tomorrow will be virtually out of the reckoning for a play-offs berth. But their out-of-form skipper Ajinkya Rahane will need to pull his socks up. Others like Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny and Rahul Tripathi need to chip in and aid Buttler. Here we see the probable dream XI for the Royals:

RR: Joss Butter, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ish Sodhi, Ben Stokes and Rahul Tripathi.