Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals : RR HAZARDOUS FOR MI?
Indian Super League 2021 Match 24
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals – April 29th
The Mumbai Indians have had their ups and downs this edition of IPL. Having won only two games in five matches, they sit in the 4th position on the points table. While the fast-bowling duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have excelled in both their victories, their batting roster has lacked confidence this season.
Although Rohit Sharma has recovered his touch with the bat, the likes of Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan have flopped sadly, leading to sides curbing MI to moderate totals. Surprisingly, Mumbai is still to chase in IPL 2021, something they did frequently and to terrific accomplishment last year. But a shift of venue from Chennai to Delhi can help Mumbai Indians well as they start into Thursday’s game with the favourites mark.
Possible playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
The Rajasthan Royals, despite all their damage and personnel worries, are even now in the playoff blend with two victories in five games. They will start into the game on the back of a rock-solid victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders, courteousness of Chris Morris’ stunning four-wicket haul.
Nevertheless, RR will need Joe Buttler to deliver if they are to make the IPL 2021 knockout stage. With the likes of skipper Sanju Samson and Mustafizur Rahman also make an impression, the Rajasthan Royals are in a decent space ahead of Thursday’s IPL 2021 clash.
Possible playing XI: Jos Buttler, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
An equal fight between the bat and the ball looms at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, with certain assistance on offer for both the speedsters and spin bowlers. While the new ball should seam and swing early on, the batters should enjoy the ball coming on to the bat. Nevertheless, the wicket should slow down comprehensively as the match proceeds, bringing the spin bowlers into the reckoning. Wickets in hand will be crucial for either team as they aim for a score over 165. Both sides will look to chase upon securing the toss, with dew anticipated to play a part in the second half.
Although the Mumbai Indians will begin as favourites, they will be cautious of the Rajasthan Royals. The last time the two teams met in the IPL, the Royals chased down a massive target in a gallop with Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes celebrating with the bat.
Mumbai is at the pre-match odds of 1.57 with the Royals at the odds of 2.409. The toss has been vital in those latest match-ups with Royals chasing with poise. RR will want something special from their batters yet again as they look to jump a shocker upon the Mumbai Indians in what assures to be a thrilling game in Delhi.