Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field
Steve Smith – We’ll bowl first as I’m not sure of the wicket, what it’s going to do. Chasing would be a good option. Ajinkya has done a terrific job in the last one and a half year. I have done a bit of leadership in the IPL, hopefully I can lead the team well. Plenty of games coming up. We got three changes, I come in for Buttler who’s gone back for the birth of his child, Stokes is back in the team and Riyag Parag comes in.
Rohit Sharma – There’s no grass on this side, bit of grass covering on the other side, looks a bit of strage this pitch. I was going to bat first as well, because we have defended well as a team. It doesn’t matter if we win games or lose games, there’s always room for improvement. There have been different individuals who have stepped up and that’s been a good thing. We’ve got one change, we are playing to the conditions. Also they’ve a lot of right handers, hence Mayank Markande comes in for Jayant Yadav.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Sanju Samson(w), Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni