By CricketCountry Staff
Jaipur: May 20, 2012
Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Rahul Dravid wins toss and elects to bat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 72nd Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 match at Jaipur.
Dhawal Kulkarni replaces Munaf Patel in the playing XI. James Franklin too feature in today's game for the visitors. He will replace Herschelle Gibbs. Dishant Yagnik replaces Shreevats Goswami in Rajasthan. Also, Johan Botha makes way for Brad Hogg for the home team.
Rajasthan, who have not been consistent enough, bowed out of contention for the playoffs with a humiliating five wicket defeat against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad.
They must be ruing their close defeats against Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings but are left with no other options but to play for pride against the formidable Mumbai Indians.
Skipper Rahul Dravid has already proved that he is not a spent force and that too in the shorter version of the game which has never been his forte. He, along with Australian Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Ajinkya Rahane and others would like to prove a point with better performances.
Mumbai Indians are placed third with 18 points from 15 matches.
RR: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Owais Shah, Stuart Binny, Brad Hogg, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Ashok Menaria, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi, Ajit Chandila
MI: Sachin Tendulkar, James Franklin, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh(c), Lasith Malinga, RP Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni.