Rahul Dravid © IANS
Rahul Dravid made the statement at an event at the Cricket Club of India © IANS

Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals (RR) chief mentor Rahul Dravid has stated that his team will be supporting Mumbai Indians (MI) in their upcoming clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

Dravid, who made the statement during an event at the Cricket Club of India (CCI), stated that MI beating KKR would be beneficial for Rajasthan, who are currently fourth on the points table. MI’s victory against KKR would make Rajasthan’s match against the Knight Riders a knock-out. IPL 2015: Schedule with venue details

Rajasthan Royals, who have six and lost five matches, along with two washouts, face KKR in their last group stage match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on May 16, with Rajasthan playing as the home team at the venue. IPL 2015: Points Table and Team Standings

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) after the match against KKR. With the group stage of the eighth edition of the Twenty20 extravaganza nearing its end, Mumbai Indians need to win their remaining games if they are to stay afloat. IPL 2015: Complete Coverage