Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - IPL 2015 Match 9

Mumbai Indians seems to be in a mood to repeat their 2014 performance where they lost few matches at the start. Rajasthan Royals have made two out of two so far. So Mumbai Indians are up against a good team that stand tall as another challenge at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Watch MI vs RR live streaming on Star Sports and Hot Star mobile app. Watch live telecast on TV in India on Sony Six, Sony Pix and Sony Max with live Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil and Bengali commentary.

After two impressive wins, Rajasthan Royals move towards their adopted home ground in Ahmedabad. RR registered an easy win over Kings XI Punjab in their first match. They had to fight hard to win against Delhi Daredevils. A match that looked like slipped away turned its course and Rajasthan won a last ball affair!

IPL always comes up with fresh talent. So far so good, Deepak Hooda has attracted a lot of eye balls. He has been impressive with his big hitting abilities. He hammered 54 runs from 25 balls to take his team home against Delhi Daredevils. Ajinkya Rahane and Smith would certainly be happy to have him in the team.

Mumbai Indians are down but not out. Its too early to say anything. But even Rohit Sharma and company would accept that they can't afford to lose too many matches at the start. Kolkata Knight Riders thumped them with a seven wicket easy win at Kolkata. Then they faced Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede Stadium. MI wickets fell like cards while chasing. It was Harbhajan's cameo that took them to a respectable total, still they lost by 18 runs!

A lot relies on Rohit Sharma and Aaron Finch to lay down a strong platform. Rayudu has looked out of form and even Corey Anderson looks a bit out of sorts. Pollard seems to be due for a big one. Even their bowling department isn't in a great form.

On paper, Rajasthan Royals look stronger. If Shane Watson returns to the playing XI that would be a big boost to the team. Rahane seems to be getting into his rhythm. Smith is in good form. A good knock from Faulkner or Hooda can take them home again. 

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