Mumbai V Rajasthan | IPL 2013 Match 66 Preview | MI v RR

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The Mumbai Indians will play their last and final home game this season against the Rajasthan Royals. A game Mumbai will look to win and ensure that they end the season unbeaten at home.

This game result will have a lot of significance on the table. A positive result for either Mumbai or Rajasthan could mean a lot as it will propel the winner to finish at within the top two.

Just a couple of days back, Kieron Pollard showed might and grit by hammering the Hyderabad Sunrisers for an unbeaten 66 in 27 balls and taking the team over the line in what was a must win game. Leading Run Scorers

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar walked off the field injured and it is unsure whether he will play in this game. With progression almost confirmed his exclusion would not really hamper the Mumbai Indians.

Rohit Sharma has been in fine form as well leading the men in blue from the front. He is a calm and cool customer and will be looking to marshal his troops in a similar manner in this game.

Lasith Malinga has finally got his name amongst the wickets and will be hoping to continue the good form. Mitchell Johnson will be looking to find his rhythm this time around after being smacked for a few a couple of days ago.

Going into this game on the back of four wins the home team will be having loads of confidence of taking the Rajasthan Royals on.

The Rajasthan Royals have been in great nick themselves having lost just the one game from their last seven. Shane Watson has shown how disastrous he can be with the bat after hammering the Chennai Super Kings. He is quite handy with the ball as well.

Rajasthan who themselves have finished unbeaten at home will be looking to ensure that they spoil the party for the Mumbaikars. Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid have both been in great touch at the top of the innings and if they manage to build a platform for the middle order boasting of Sanju Samson and Brad Hodge we could be in a thriller.

James Faulkner and Ajit Chandila have been running a good partnership with the ball and will need to bowl really well on this flat batting track at Mumbai. Leading Wicket Taker

The average first innings score this season at the Wankhede has been 178, meaning that this game is going to be a high scoring encounter. It is also believed that dew ends up playing an important role in the latter half of the game.

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