The 56 match of the Season 7 of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 25th May 2014 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The match starts at 6:30 pm local time (8:00 pm IST).
This last group stage match between Mumbai and Rajasthan will decide which of the two teams will proceed to the play-offs of the IPL 2014.
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Mumbai Indians have so far won 6 matches this season while Rajasthan Royals have won 7 matches.
If Mumbai defeat Rajasthan and are able to improve their run rate then they might make it to the play-offs otherwise it will be Rajasthan Royals that will become the fourth team to reach the play-offs.
Mumbai Indians are currently in good form having won 4 of their last 5 games. In fact they have won their last three matches.
Rajasthan Royals on other hand enter this back with back to back defeats.
Mumbai Indians will definitely have the home ground advantage with fans cheering the, Mumbai Indians have had a good record at home.
In their earlier encounter this season, Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 Runs.
Mumbai vs Rajasthan Head to Head Statistics :
Prior to that start of this season, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) had played 13 times against each other.
Mumbai had won 7 out of the 13 games played, Rajasthan Royals had won 5 games and one match got abandoned.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2014 Squad :
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Jalaj Saxena, Josh Hazlewood, Marchant De Lange, Krismar Santokie, Ben Dunk, CM Gautam, Apoorv Wankhade, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe and Shreyas Gopal.
Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014 Squad :
Shane Watson (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, James Faulkner, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Brad Hodge, Rajat Bhatia, Tim Southee, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar, Kane Richardson, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Unmukt Chand, Iqbal Abdullah, Deepak Hooda, Dishant Yagnik, Kevon Cooper, Vikramjeet Malik, Ankit Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Ankush Bains, Amit Mishra and Pravin Tambe.
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is usually a dry pitch that aids the slower and spin bowlers and could be hard to score on. The toss will play a crucial role in the match.
Live Telecast Coverage of Pepsi IPL 7 :
In India, the Live telecast of all IPL Season 7 matches will be available on Sony SET Max (English Commentary) and Sony Six (Hindi Commentary) TV channels.
Live Streaming of Pepsi IPL 7 :
Live Streaming of IPL 2014 matches will also be available on Official Website of Star Sports -
Live Streaming of these IPL Matches will also be available on following websites
For Pepsi IPL 2014 Live Scores, Commentary and Live Updates Visit – http://ipl.indiatimes.com/
Live Scores, Commentary and Updates of IPL 7 Matches :
Live Scores, Ball-by-Ball Commentary and Updates of all 60 matches of IPL 2014 will be available on Official Website of IPL – www.iplt20.com
Apart from that IPL 2014 Scores, Commentary and Updates will be available on Cricket Portals like ESPN Star Sports, Yahoo Cricket, Rediff Cricket, Sify Sports, Indiatimes, Cricbuzz, etc.