Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win
  • Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

Here is our RR vs MI prediction for the 38th match of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, which is set to take place on Monday, April 22. Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will lock horns at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Keep reading on for our detailed RR vs MI predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: April 22, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians match preview

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals have been the best team in the first half of IPL 2024, winning six out of seven games. They have 12 points to their credit with a net run-rate of 0.677. In their previous game, RR defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two wickets at Eden Gardens. 

Bowling first, RR bowlers did well in the powerplay but couldn't contain Sunil Narine afterwards. Avesh Khan and Trent Boult shared 2 for 66 in eight overs but the rest were taken apart. Chasing 224, Riyan Parag and Rovman Powell played crucial cameos. But it was Jos Buttler who stole the show with an unbeaten 107 off 60 to clinch the game. 

RR possible XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are placed seventh on the table with six points and a net run-rate of -0.133. They lost their first three games but have won three in the last four. MI are coming off a narrow victory over Punjab Kings by 9 runs. 

Batting first, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav added 81 runs for the second wicket. Suryakumar scored 78 off 53 while Tilak Varma smashed 34 not-out in 18 to power the total to 192. MI then sent half the PBKS side back for just 49 runs before Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma gave them a scare. Jasprit Bumrah claimed 3 for 21 in four overs as they escaped with a win. 

MI possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Thushara

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Sawai Mansingh Stadium has provided better pitches this year with batters having a much easier time unlike last few years. Seamers don't get much assistance in these pitches. The average first innings score at the venue this season reads 189 after four games. Expect a high-scoring game here on Monday. 

The forecast suggests Jaipur should witness clear weather on Monday evening with no cloud cover hovering over. Rain should not be an issue while the temperature is likely to range between 25-29 degree Celsius.

RR vs MI Dream11 prediction

Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians
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Our RR vs MI Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson 
  • Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma 
  • All-rounder(s): Riyan Parag, Hardik Pandya 
  • Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Recommended captain: Sanju Samson 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav 

Here in this RR vs MI match prediction, we will discuss why we picked the above XI for the Dream11 contest. Given that the pitches have been pretty decent here, we have opted to lean towards batters. 

Among wicket-keepers, we have picked Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, both of whom can not be dropped. Leaving out Ishan Kishan is a calculative risk as the left-hander will face new ball and off-spin challenge from RR bowling unit.

Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav are must picks while Yashasvi Jaiswal seems to be getting back to his usual form. Tilak Varma doesn't seem to be at his best but has done a decent job. Among all-rounders, Hardik Pandya and Riyan Parag both should be picked without hesitation. In the bowling section, we have Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal. All three of them have been in magnificent form. 

As for C and VC, there are several options available in this game such as Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav. We have gone with the last two. Samson has scored three fifties in seven innings while Suryakumar has hit two fifties in four games. 

Match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win

Mumbai Indians are slightly ahead in the head to head record with 16 victories as opposed to 13 by Rajasthan Royals. However, the Royals have been terrific in the ongoing competition. They have a solid batting line-up with multiple impact performers and also possess a versatile bowling unit. Mumbai have a destructive batting unit but their bowling apart from Bumrah has been an Achilles heel. Our match prediction is for Rajasthan Royals to win. 

Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

Sawai Mansingh Stadium has hosted a total of 23 matches in the IPL since 2018. The team batting second has won 13 of those. Teams generally prefer to chase in T20 cricket as it is much easier to build the innings. The last two games played here were won by the team batting second. Our toss prediction is that Rajasthan Royals will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Sanju Samson 

Sanju Samson has been very consistent in the first half of this season. He has made 276 runs from seven innings at an average of 55 and strike rate of 155. The RR skipper has registered three half centuries in the competition so far. Samson has enjoyed success against Mumbai Indians over the years with 677 runs at an average of 31 while striking at 141, including seven fifties. 

Betting Odds

  • Rajasthan Royals: 2.00 (PARIMATCH)
  • Mumbai Indians: 1.80 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers believe Mumbai Indians are favourites to win this game despite the position of the two teams on the table. MI have the odds of 1.80 whereas RR have higher odds of 2.00 to win this match.