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Struggling RR look for double against formidable MI

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JAIPUR, April 19: Fast running out of time, a struggling Rajasthan Royals will hope to complete the double against Mumbai Indians in a return-leg IPL fixture and revive their campaign here on Saturday.

With six losses and two wins, hosts Rajasthan Royals are languishing at the second last position in the points table and they would be desperate to bring their campaign back on track with a much-needed win here.

Rajasthan would be taking heart from the four-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at their own den last Saturday and will hope to get the better of their rivals once again, this time at home.

However, it will be easier said than done considering Rajasthan�s dismal record at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Apart from their lone victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan have lost three matches at home.

England�s Jos Buttler has done the bulk of scoring for Rajasthan. His fiery 89 off 43 balls was the cornerstone of Royals� four-wicket victory over Mumbai but rest of the batsmen have either struggled or not been consistent.

Sanju Samson, who had hit the first ton of this IPL, too has not delivered in past couple of innings.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane, himself, has got starts but failed to convert them. His decision to go down the order in the last match also didn�t bear any fruit as Rajasthan failed to chase down 182 against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali the other day.

The likes of former Australian captain Steve Smith and England all-rounder Ben Stokes also have been struggling. � PTI

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Struggling RR look for double against formidable MI

JAIPUR, April 19: Fast running out of time, a struggling Rajasthan Royals will hope to complete the double against Mumbai Indians in a return-leg IPL fixture and revive their campaign here on Saturday.

With six losses and two wins, hosts Rajasthan Royals are languishing at the second last position in the points table and they would be desperate to bring their campaign back on track with a much-needed win here.

Rajasthan would be taking heart from the four-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at their own den last Saturday and will hope to get the better of their rivals once again, this time at home.

However, it will be easier said than done considering Rajasthan�s dismal record at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Apart from their lone victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan have lost three matches at home.

England�s Jos Buttler has done the bulk of scoring for Rajasthan. His fiery 89 off 43 balls was the cornerstone of Royals� four-wicket victory over Mumbai but rest of the batsmen have either struggled or not been consistent.

Sanju Samson, who had hit the first ton of this IPL, too has not delivered in past couple of innings.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane, himself, has got starts but failed to convert them. His decision to go down the order in the last match also didn�t bear any fruit as Rajasthan failed to chase down 182 against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali the other day.

The likes of former Australian captain Steve Smith and England all-rounder Ben Stokes also have been struggling. � PTI

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