Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights today Thursday, 29-04-2021 – 24th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
MI won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Had a technical issue and missed what Samson said, apologies to all. The news is that RR are unchanged.
Rohit: We came out playing in different conditions, this looks better. You have to back your instinct and that’s the message to the team. We’ve got one change, we’ve left Ishan Kishan out. Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in.
Mumbai Indians team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Hardik Pandya, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8 Jayant Yadav, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult.
Rajasthan Royals team: 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Shivam Dube, 5 David Miller, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Riyan Parag, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Chetan Sakariya, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Post match presentation
Samson: We were a few runs short, 20-25 short. We built it up nicely and didn’t capitalize. I think they had a very decent bowling line-up, we also have a good bowling line-up. It’s just about our batters performing a little more and I’m sure we’ll do it. Till now our bowlers have done a good job. Our bowlers did well but it was a good wicket. It’s just about scoring more. The process to do that is to back ourselves and play some positive cricket.
Krunal: Yeah good to get time in the middle. I got a few balls before I could express myself. It’s a good feeling to be back in winning ways, momentum is very important in this tournament. Once you win one, you can win 2-3 games in a row. As a team, we like the ball coming onto the bat, and this wicket does that. Looking forward to the next three games here and just want to continue this winning momentum. Bumrah has done it day in day out, he bowled those four tough overs and the way he executes is amazing.
Quinton de Kock is the Player of the Match.
QDK: To be totally honest it’s a better wicket than Chennai in general, it just came on better. We spoke about it, the coach and Rohit did ask us to come out and be positive today and that’s what we did. Enjoyed getting the team to the end, I don’t do that often. I just came out and tried to be positive, that’s what the coach said and I said sign me up, I want to be positive. There’s a way of going about it. Obviously, I’ve played enough to know how to go about it.
Rohit: We needed that win badly after a couple of losses. We did everything right today, right from ball one, and very clinical towards the end as well. Individuals took the responsibilities that were given to them, it was a collective effort. Guys were positive as they got to know we were going to Delhi, because it was a good pitch, not like Chennai! I thought the bowlers did the job for us. In the last 7 overs, we gave around 50 runs with 7 seven wickets in hand for them.
Playing the conditions is very important. We knew that we’re going to play on good pitches after Chennai. We didn’t adapt well as a team there, but having said that, it looks like from here on the pitch will suit us. There’s a lot of discussions that happen around us. because there’s a way we want to play. It’s very easy to go down when we know they’re 110 in 12 overs, it’s very easy to lose confidence. But we stuck to our plans. Very happy with Quinny’s knock, we know how good he can be. Not to forget Krunal’s innings as well.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 15:30 Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpires – Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee – Narayanan Kutty
Reserve Umpire – Tapan Sharma
Match number – IPL Season 14th 24th Match