Rohit Sharma © IANS
Rohit Sharma © IANS


May 25, 2014


Mumbai Indians (MI) play Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on May 25. This is a virtual knockout for both teams. Mumbai need to win by a massive margin while Rajasthan only need to win. The winner of the two will get the fourth spot in IPL 7 and qualify for the playoffs.


For Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai, the equation is simple — if they bat first, a 42-run win is needed; if they bat second, victory must be achieved in 87 deliveries or less. This is to turn an inferior net run-rate over Rajasthan. Shane Watson will try his best to get everything from his players to qualify for the playoffs.


Rajasthan currently sit in fourth spot with 14 points after 13 matches. They have seven wins and six losses. Mumbai are in fifth place with 12 points in 13 matches. They have six wins and seven losses.




Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Aaditya Tare (wk), Michael Hussey, Sushant Marathe, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Ben Dunk, Josh Hazlewood, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, CM Gautam, Krishmar Santokie, Marchant de Lange, Jasprit Bumrah, Apoorv Wankhede, Pawan Suyal.


Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (wk), Shane Watson (c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Rajat Bhatia, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Ankit Sharma, Steven Smith, Abhishek Nayar, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ankush Bains, Iqbal Abdulla, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda.


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