Two teams at the top of their game will lock horns when the Mumbai Indians host the Rajasthan Royals in what promises to be a highly-charged IPL 2013 game at the Wankhede Stadium Wednesday.
The last time the two sides met, the Royals thumped Mumbai Indians by a massive 87 runs, bowling the much-vaunted side for just 92.
However, the Wankhede has been a fortress for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013, and after pulling off that stunning victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad, they will be confident of continuing their unblemished home run, with both sides already sealing a playoff berth.
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Kieron Pollard, of course, was the man who turned things around, playing an unbelievable knock to take the game out of the Sunrisers' hands.
Mumbai Indians coach John Wright expects a tough fight from the Royals on Wednesday. "I think Rahul (Dravid) is very well researched and very well organised along with Paddy Upton and their group," Wright told IPL's official website. "They have been playing really intelligent cricket.
"I don't think it is any accident that they are where they are. I think they have shown great flexibility during this tournament and the way they have picked their team and made various changes to their batting order, they play smart cricket.
"They beat us fair and square the last time we were in Rajasthan and we would like to turn the table but we know it will be a tough match. We have got a lot of respect for them."
Mumbai Indians have had great success since Rohit Sharma has taken over the captaincy from Ricky Ponting, and John Wright has been impressed with the way the youngster had handled the pressure.
"It is an obvious advantage to have a home captain, someone who lives in the city," Wright said. "I think the fans identify with it and that is important and so we have someone from Mumbai leading Mumbai Indians which I think is pretty appropriate.
"He seems to be suited and the responsibility sits well with him and that shows through his performances with the bat and some of the decision making on the field. It is one of those things, in IPL things change very quickly. Flexibility is important."