Rajasthan Royals (RR) & Mumbai Indians (MI) will face each other at the 51st Match of Vivo IPL 2021. The match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE on 5th October at 7.30 PM IST.
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Preview
Both teams have 10 points from 12 matches and in sixth and seventh positions in the points table. Rajasthan Royals imparted fresh breath of air in their batting line-up and were duly rewarded with some brilliant performances. Yashawi Jaiswal (50 runs) and Shivam Dube (64 runs) played attacking knocks to take the opposition by surprise in their last match.
MI batting unit is struggling big time and they scored just 129/8 in their 20 overs last game. Surya Kumar Yadav top scored with 33 runs while other batters did not look comfortable on a tricky pitch. Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard are yet to fire so far and their team needs their contributions badly.
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Weather Report
Sharjah will have hot and humid conditions on the match day. The dew might settle down in the second innings and make life little harder for bowlers to grip the ball.
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Pitch Report
Sharjah has been the slowest of the pitches in the UAE leg and teams have failed to breach the 140-run mark in the last 4 matches. We expect the bowlers to dominate this game too but the pitch might easy out a little and more runs could be scored in this game.
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya/Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Jaydev Unadkat
RR vs MI: Result of last 5 Matches
Rajasthan Royals: W/L/L/L/W
Mumbai Indians: L/L/L/W/L
RR vs MI: Live Coverage: www.cricbuzz.com
RR vs MI: IPL 2021: Match Prediction
Both teams have been struggling this season and have been made to make some hard calls of dropping their experienced players. MI has a quality batting line-up with vast experience while RR will be oozing on confidence after their young guns took on the table-toppers last game. MI bowling attack looks leaps ahead of RR in pace department and both teams are struggling for quality spinners and we expect MI to make a hard call of dropping Krunal Pandya for Rahul Chahar in this match. We expect Mumbai Indians to win this owing to the better all-round team when compared to their counterparts.