Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock has looked in patches but finds ways of getting out.
Rohit's inclusion will not only put to rest any doubts about his fitness but also boost the Mumbai's batting line-up, which also comprises Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and ever-reliable Surya Kumar Yadav. Playing on a big ground and a fast outfield at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the home team batted first and got off to a quick start with openers Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler scoring some quick runs.
Just like Mumbai Indians got a shot in the arm through their captain at the top of the order, Ajinkya Rahane played a similar role to that of his opposite number for Rajasthan Royals in their run chase.
The hosts will be the favourites for this game as they have won 6 out of 8 games at the Wankhede against Rajasthan. Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler and now Shreyas Gopal have hit the winning runs in all those three games; that too against Hardik Pandya only. The game will start at 4.00 p.m. IST. He then tore into Joseph, taking him for two fours and a six in the fifth over of the innings as the Royals raced to 60 for the opening wicket. Jofra Archer broke the stand when he dismissed Rohit for 47.
Buttler, who had failed to score a half-century after his 69-run innings in RR's first game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), tormented the MI bowling attack to end RR's losing streak and denied MI a hat-trick of wins.
Jasprit Bumrah has built a reputation for himself as a death overs specialist, and the Mumbai Indians spearhead didn't disappoint with another stellar performance with the ball, finishing with figures of 2-23 from his four overs.
On the eve of Mumbai Indians' match against Kings XI Punjab, Rohit Sharma seemed to pull his muscle and lay on the ground and looked in torment. Chasing the ball in the penultimate over of a thrilling game, the 22-year-old tumbled badly outside the fence while preventing a boundary at long off, hurting his shoulder in the process.
Meanwhile, it was Rohit's 100th match as captain for Mumbai Indians (including the now-defunct Champions League T20 games) and it was Mumbai's overall 200th match.
Mumbai is a very balanced team.
Jos Buttler, for his 89 off 43 balls and three catches.