MI vs RR Live Score IPL 2013 Match 23 - Mumbai vs Rajasthan
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Rahul Dravid won the toss and chose to bat against Mumbai Indians in the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League 2013 being played at the Sawai ManSingh stadium in Jaipur.
While Mumbai went in unchanged from the last game against Pune, Rajasthan had two forced changes - Sreesanth being rested (workload after injury) and Ankeet Chavan getting a game while Sanju Samson's injury brought back Dishant Yagnik into the side.
The Rajasthan side has maintained their composure in the IPL till now except for the 'Royal' hiccup against Pune Warriors where Uthappa and Finch demolished them. Mumbai on the other hand, have been much more consistent and look threatening despite that narrow loss to Bangalore early on.
While Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have still not found their 'touch' but if the Pune match was anything to go by, it looks ominous for other sides. With Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Kieron Pollard firing on all cylinders, opponents will have to come up with a plan to counter such explosive batting.
Rajasthan too have a solid, if not explosive, batting line-up. Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Brad Hodge and Stuart Binny all have looked in fine form.
On the bowling front, Rajasthan have looked comfortable at home with a decent line-up - Sreesanth, Kevon Cooper, James Faulkner, Siddharth Trivedi. Mumbai though too have a good bowling line-up- Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ojha and Rishi Dhawan.