Rajasthan leapfrogs Mumbai into fifth courtesy brilliant Buttler


TOSS UPDATE: Rajasthan Royals wins toss, chooses to bowl.

D'Arcy Short, Shreyas Gopal and Dhawal Kulkarni come in for Rajasthan Royals. Same team for Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.


After slipping through the table for long, Mumbai Indians seems to have finally turned the corner. Its playoff hopes are much more realistic now than they were two weeks ago. It locks horns with Rajasthan Royals, a team with a similar league campaign so far — five wins out of 11 matches. With only a little more time to go by which to seal the playoff spot, the match assumes importance for both teams in the race to clinch a spot in the top half of the table.

Mumbai Indians would fancy its chances after its recent good run. Rajasthan Royals is on the up as well. Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the contest. Here's the preview.