Match Preview – MI vs RR
Mumbai Indians are all set to square off against Rajasthan Royals in Match 24 of the VIVO IPL 2021. As the caravan shifts to the capital city, it will be interesting to see which team makes the most of the new conditions at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium. While Mumbai Indians faced an off-day after losing a low-scoring encounter against Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals managed to bag two precious points against Kolkata knight Riders in their respective previous matches.
In today’s IPL match, both teams will look forward to making a difference in the points table. Mumbai will look to keep aside their disappointment from the Chennai leg, while on the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will aim to build upon the momentum gained from the previous win.
Before we make MI vs RR Today Match Prediction, here’s a look at what does today’s fixture has to offer:
MI vs RR– Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
After a poor display of performance by the batting unit in their last outing, Rohit Sharma would intend to go back onto the drawing board and make fresh strategies for the upcoming matches. It is believed that the blue-army would show confidence in the same batting line-up despite a major debacle. Looking at the bowling side, the team management may rope in Piyush Chawla in place of Jayant Yadav for today's IPL match vs RR. The latter has been ineffective in the past matches.
Quinton De Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah
Under the leadership of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals are languishing in the bottom half of the points table. However, a win against Kolkata Knight Riders must have added oodles of confidence in the Pink brigade. Hence, the team may go with the same batting side in today’s IPL match. In RR's today's playing XI vs MI, Shreyas Gopal might replace Jaydev Unadkat considering the predominantly slow nature of the surface at Delhi.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C/WK), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman, and Chetan Sakariya.
MI vs RR Head-to-Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
MI won: 11
RR won: 11
Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have been on a neck-to-neck battle till now. Having played 22 matches against each other, both the teams have won an equal number of matches. It speaks volumes about the flavor of the match, the two teams bring to the table. An anticipated thriller is expected to unfold in today’s MI vs RR IPL match.
Players to watch out for in MI vs RR IPL match:
Mumbai's batting order never fails to entertain the fans. However, MI's middle-order has been a real cause of concern for Rohit Sharma and co. in the season so far. As a result, the likes of Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard, will be the few players to watch out for in MI vs RR today's IPL match.
Skipper Sanju Samson along with Jos Buttler and David Miller will again hold the key for Rajasthan Royals in today’s IPL match. With the bowling unit stepping up to the task in the previous fixture against KKR, RR would feel optimistic of delivering yet again against a strong batting line-up like that of Mumbai.
MI vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
Assuming that the wicket at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium would behave in a similar fashion as during the CSK vs SRH game, both teams will have a chance going into today's IPL match. The surface is expected to have some assistance for the spin bowlers. The recent history in IPL matches involving Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals is hugely inclined towards the Jaipur-based franchise. However, despite that fact, Mumbai Indians are likely to win today's IPL match on April 29 due to their better equipped and balanced playing XI.