Ahmedabad: Their hopes of making the playoffs all but over, defending champions Mumbai Indians would look to upset the equations for Rajasthan Royals, who would be aiming to strengthen their position in top-four when the two sides face off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Monday.
Lying second from bottom in the points, Mumbai have won just three of their 10 matches and have hardly looked or played like the defending champions.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, are sitting pretty on third in the table after notching up seven wins in their 11 matches. They inaugural champions have been performing as per the expectations with some little-known players as usual contributing massively to their success.
However, Rajasthan will go into the match after a loss against Chennai Super Kings, who exposed some of their batting frailties with incisive bowling.