The final few IPL 2021 group matches are about to begin, and teams vying for the final IPL 2021 Playoffs spot have no room for error. Both the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians have 10 points from their first 12 games. Each of these teams has two games left to play and must win both of them.
Even so, they may not be able to qualify because the Kolka Knights Riders have a higher net run rate than both of these teams. Mumbai Indians have previously been able to pull a rabbit out of their hat in IPL seasons, but have they left it a little too late this time?
In the previous match, the Rajasthan Royals defeated the Chennai Super Kings convincingly, while the Mumbai Indians were defeated by the Delhi Capitals in a hard-fought contest. The match will take place on October 5, 2021, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2021, Match 51
Date: October 05, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Team Previews
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube delivered absolutely stunning batting performances to help the Rajasthan Royals (RR) chase down what appeared to be a very difficult target. RR also chose to bench Liam Livingstone and replace him with Glenn Phillips in the previous match.
It was a difficult decision, but one that could pay off in the tournament’s final stages.
Evin Lewis, Glenn Phillips, and David Miller add a lot of strength to the RR batting lineup, which also includes the majority of the Indian youngsters who are in good form and scoring freely. It’s another thing entirely to bet on this young Indian lineup doing well against the might of the Mumbai Indians.
RR also made some changes to its bowling lineup. Akash Singh and Mayank Markande were given a chance, but this could have been due to injury concerns as well. For this match against the Mumbai Indians, we could see another change in the bowling lineup.
RR has gained some momentum and is playing well, but gaps in the bowling and a slow playing surface that tests its batsmen could still derail the team.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Tabraiz Shamsi, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav
Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Philips, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag/Mahipal Lomror, David Miller/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kartik Tyagi/Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, and Chetan Sakariya
Another poor batting performance from a Mumbai Indians team that just can’t seem to get its act together cost them the match against the Delhi Capitals. Sure, the conditions were difficult, and the Mumbai Indians lost a crucial toss, but they are a champion team that should have adapted better.
None of the Mumbai Indians’ batsmen are in good form. They rely on their senior players to perform, and we’ve seen them rise to the occasion when they’ve been pushed to the limit. It’s that time of year again.
Jayant Yadav played in the previous match, but he is usually reserved for matches against Delhi only, so we don’t expect him to play in this one. Bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, and Krunal Pandya are not bad. They will undoubtedly put the Rajasthan Royals’ batting lineup to the test.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Roosh Kalaria, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh
Predicted XI: Quinton De Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/ Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. The chasing team had won three of the previous four matches in Sharjah. It should be regarded as having a significant advantage.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch for the most recent match between RCB and PBKS in Sharjah was better than most surfaces that have been served up. The fact remains that the surface’s underlying nature is slow and difficult to bat on. The ball becomes very difficult to hit as it ages, and accelerating in the last 5-6 overs is simply not possible.
In a chase, teams that fall behind the run rate are unlikely to catch up. In-match bets provide betting opportunities as well, as you can bet ‘Under’ the par score for the 20 overs following the powerplay.
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction
We’re going to wager on the Mumbai Indians to win this game. The Mumbai Indians have been underwhelming thus far, but they did play their most recent match in Sharjah and will hopefully be better prepared for the conditions. Their bowling attack should put the Rajasthan Royals batting lineup to the test much more than CSK did.
Mumbai Indians is the favorites to beat Rajasthan Royals at the odds of 1.62.
- Both teams have 10 points from 12 games and are ranked sixth and seventh in the points table.
- MI has won only one of the five matches in the second leg, while RR has won two of their five matches.
- In IPL history, MI has a 13-12 win-loss record against RR.
More Odds & Betting Tips
- Sanju Samson leads with odds of 3.60 to be the top batsman for Rajasthan Royals while Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock share odds of 3.75 for Mumbai Indians. BET NOW!
- Mustafizur Rahman is leading with odds of 3.00 to be the top bowler for Rajasthan Royals. BET NOW!
- In the Player of the Match market, Rohit Sharma is leading with odds of 8.00 and he is followed by Quinton de Kock with odds of 9.00. BET NOW!
- In the market for the highest opening wicket stand Rajasthan Royals have odds of 2.00 and that for Mumbai Indians is 1.80. BET NOW!
- In the market for most sixes in the game, Rajasthan Royals have odds of 2.10 and that for Mumbai Indians is 2.07. BET NOW!
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds:
MI Top Batsman – Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock – 3.75
RR Top Batsman – Sanju Samson – 3.60
RR Top Bowler – Mustafizur Rahman – 3.00
Most Sixes in Match – MI – 2.07
Most Fours in Match – MI – 1.97
1st Wicket Method
Most Run Outs in Match – MI – 3.60
Most Run Outs in Match – RR – 3.60
Highest Individual Score – Over 67.5 – 2.35
Highest Individual Score – Under 67.5 – 1.53
The Highest Opening Partnership:
1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.95
1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.75