Sanju Samson: At the timeout, we were thinking that with the way SKY was going, we were thinking of fighting it out and we were almost there but Tim David did something special. (On the dew) It was kinda wet, not that wet, we were expecting it but had the experience to deal with it. The way we’ve been playing, with the last nine games ending with us winning or coming close, illustrates the high standards at which we’ve been playing. Jaiswal ended up on the wrong side but was very happy for him personally.
Rohit Sharma: Was pleasing to see how we chased down the target. Last game too, we came close and we back ourselves to chase them down. So it was pleasing. Polly’s shoes are big to fill, but Tim has got a lot of ability and power. At the back end that helps and is good to have. The changes in the side are difficult, but sometimes you have to play the conditions and make calls based on compositions, so the players need to be prepared for that.
Jofra’s had a massive injury, with bowlers we knew they need match practice. But his pace was a big positive and we thought SKY’s innings like that was around the corner. (On Jaiswal) I watched him last year, he’s taken it to the next level. I asked him ‘Where did you get the power from’. He said he’s been going to the gym, and that’s good for him, India, and RR.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, POTM: When I completed my century, I didn’t know whether the ball went to the boundary. So I thanked God for everything. That was the highlight. Days like this definitely can happen. I want to focus on the process and work hard, and have the belief. I have been positive and am maintaining a good, fit lifestyle which is helping. The straight drive is my straight drive.
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Highlights today, Sunday 30-4-2023. 42nd Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rohit says he hopes to get the right result on his birthday against Samson’s team like they did last year. Thinks it’s a good track despite being a bit dry, that he would’ve bowled first. (On team form) It’s been an up-and-down season but hope to find consistency with ball and bat, after a good break.
Two changes: Jofra and Arshad Khan are back for Jason Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar
Samson says It looks like a good wicket, looking to put up a good score and defend it. Says the team’s played at a good standard and have been joyful. Says they are sticking to their strength of putting up a score. Says the franchise is doing a great job to keep the mood happy. Boult is back for Zampa
Toss: Royals chose to bat.
Rajasthan Royals team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson † (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Mumbai Indians team: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan †, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Arshad Khan.
Head to Head In T20’s: 28
Rajasthan Royals Won: 13
Mumbai Indians Won: 15
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Rajasthan Royals WLLWW
Mumbai Indians LLWWW
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Vinod Seshan, Virender Sharma
TV Umpire – Tapan Sharma
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – VM Dhokre
Match number – IPL 2023 – 42nd Match
Pitch and weather: The Wankhede has hosted three games so far this season. In all three, the teams winning the toss opted to chase and were successful on two occasions. Sunday night’s game could extend that trend further.