MI vs RR: Mumbai Indians will square up against Rajasthan Royals in the 51st match of IPL 2021 on Monday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Languishing at the seventh on the points table, Mumbai Indians haven’t had the ideal season. They have only managed to win 5 matches out of 12. However, they still have an outside chance of reaching the playoffs if they manage to win both their remaining matches.
Rajasthan Royals have blown hot and cold this season. They too have managed to claim five wins in 12 matches with two games remaining to be players. It is a must-win game for both sides keeping in mind the qualification scenario. One could expect a cracker of a contest on Tuesday.
Ahead of a high-octane clash, here’s a look at some stats which you need to look at:
1. Mumbai and Rajasthan have played against each other 24 times in the Indian Premier League. Of those, Mumbai has managed to win 12 times, while Rajasthan emerged victorious on 11 occasions.
2. Since 2018, Rajasthan Royals have won 5 games out of seven played against MI.
3. Hardik Pandya is just three sixes short of reaching 100 sixes in IPL.
4. Rohit Sharma has 398 sixes in IPL. He is just 2 sixes away from reaching the 400-sixes milestone.
5. David Miller is 41 runs away from achieving 2000 runs in IPL.
6. Mustafizur Rehman needs two wickets to become the second bowler to take 50 T20 wickets in 2021. Rashid Khan (54) tops the list. Glenn Maxwell is currently the third-highest run-getter in T20 cricket in 2021. He is 84 runs away from reaching second on the list.
Match No.: 51
Teams: Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals
Match Date & Day: October 5, Tuesday
Timing: 7:30 PM
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi (Also available in HD, along with regional languages)
Where to watch (Online): Disney+ Hotstar
MI vs RR IPL 2021 Full Squads
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Anuj Rawat, Chris Morris, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah,Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh, James Neesham
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