MI vs RR Match Preview: The 51st match of IPL 2021 sees Mumbai Indians take on Rajasthan Royals on Monday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both the teams haven’t had the greatest of seasons but still are in contention to make the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians currently find themselves languishing at the seventh position on the points table with 4 wins in 12 matches. They have two games remaining and need to win both of them to fancy a chance of a top-four finish. Chances though are less likely as MI aren’t in the best of form.
They are coming into the contest on the back of a defeat against the Delhi Capitals. On a slow and sluggish track, MI could only manage to score 129 runs. Suryakumar Yadav was the only batsman who looked good in the middle. He scored 33 runs off 26 balls. But other than that, there wasn’t any significant contribution from other batsmen.
Their bowlers, however, hit the right lengths and created pressure in the second innings by taking wickets at regular intervals. However, the total proved too little to defend as Delhi Capitals chased down the score eventually in 19.1 overs.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are in the sixth position with an equal number of points. They too have two games remaining and need to win both of them to give themselves a chance. Rajasthan Royals would be brimming with confidence after registering a morale-boosting win against Chennai Super King.
Despite conceding a mammoth 189-run total, Rajasthan won the game by 6 wickets as they chased down the score inside 18 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a half-century off just 20 balls, while Shivam Dube played an unbeaten knock of 64 runs off 42 balls, including four fours and as many sixes.
Head to Head
Total – 26
Rajasthan Royals won – 12
Mumbai Indians – 13
No result – 01
MI vs RR Match Details
Match No.: 51
Teams: Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals
Match Date & Day: October 5, Tuesday
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
MI vs RR Predicted XI
MI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav/Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
RR: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Glenn Phillips, Kartik Tyagi/Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
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