Warne elects to bowl against Mumbai
Table toppers Rajasthan Royals won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first in an Indian Premier League match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
Needing nothing but wins in their last two league encounters to make the cut for the semi-finals, Mumbai Indians will face an uphill task when they face the rampaging Rajasthan Royals.
The narrow defeat to Delhi Daredevils on Saturday may have dented their smooth progress to the last-four stage, but the Mumbai team will be encouraged by the fact that earlier they have beaten the Royals in their own backyard. Mumbai are in a do-or-die situation as they have 12 points in their kitty from as many matches and two more victories will take them to a maximum of 16 points to ensure a berth in the semis.
The Rajasthan outfit, on the other hand, is at the peak of their dream run which defies to end despite some experimentation being done by their shrewd captain-cum-coach Shane Warne.
And Warne will be tempted to indulge in the luxury of experimentation as his side has booked its berth in the semis long time back and the hamstring niggle to Smith has also provided the skipper another chance to try a different player.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne, Graeme Smith, Sohail Tanvir, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Mohammad Kaif, Munaf Patel, Niraj Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Mahesh Rawat, Dinesh Salunkhe, Aditya Angle, Swapnil Asnodkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kamran Akmal, Pankaj Singh, Sumit Khatri, Taruwar Kohli, Anup Revandkar, Parag More, Morne Morkel, Jaydev Shah.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Siddharth Chitnis, Dilhara Fernando, Sanath Jayasuriya, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar, Ashish Nehra, Rajesh Pawar, Shaun Pollock, Rohan Raje, Pinal Shah, Dwayne Smith, Yogesh Takawale, Dominic Thornely, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Vikrant Yeligati, Andre Nel.