On the Sunday of another super weekend of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the second match will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Mumbai. Both the teams need to win all of their remaining game in order to qualify for the IPL 2018 playoffs. The last time these two locked horns with each other, RR thrashed the opposition nail-biting game after the exploits of K Gowtham. There is no doubt about the fact that both the teams do have proven match-winners in their respective squads who can single-handedly take the game away from any opposition. Let us have a look at the Players to watch out for fantasy sites for MI vs RR.
1) K Gowtham
The story of the off-spin all-rounder from Karnataka is very interesting. The 29-year old was contracted by Mumbai Indians in the last year of the IPL. K Gowtham was made to warm the bench throughout the season and did not play even a single match for Mumbai. In the match against MI, Gowtham came out to bat against his old franchise and smashed 11-ball 33* to knock Mumbai out of the match. Even in the last game against CSK, he took his team out of trouble with his 4-ball 13.
2) Jos Buttler
The fastest century scorer of England, Jos Buttler had batted marvelously well for Mumbai Indians in the last season, this year a lot was expected from him by the Rajasthan Royals. The wicketkeeper-batsman disappointed at first but has made up for it in the last four matches. In the first seven matches, Buttler scored only 120 runs without any powerful innings. In the rain-shortened game against Delhi Daredevils, he was sent to open and he just exploded.
In the match against KXIP, he scored his 51 tuns in no time and single-handedly raised a good score for RR. In the return fixture, he slammed 82 runs and made sure RR had a defendable total. Against CSK, he scored 95* to take the team home.
3) Hardik Pandya
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 15th over, Hardik Pandya played a useful cameo with the bat in hand. He scored 19 (13) with the help of two sixes. In the second innings, he registered bowling figures of 3-0-16-2, picking up the wickets of Andre Russell (2) and Nitish Rana (21). In the season so far on the batting front, Krunal has scored 188 runs in 10 games at a strike rate of 129, while on the bowling front he has picked 16 wickets in 10 matches.
4) Ishan Kishan
The little young wicketkeeper from Jharkhand showed his real might in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. MI were 62 for 2 after nine overs when Ishan Kishan joined skipper Rohit Sharma at the crease. Rohit’s message to Kishan was pretty simple — “back yourself and attack”. He was beaten on the first ball he faced but then he went on an absolute rampage. Kuldeep Yadav was his biggest victim as Ishan hit Kuldeep for four sixes in the over. He smacked the next ball from Narine for another six and was out on the next ball attempting another one. Kishan ended with 62 runs from 21 balls with 5 fours and 6 humongous sixes.