IPL 2021: Match 24, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 24

Time:  3:30 PM IST

Date:  29 April 2021

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

It is an important match for the two sides as the result of this match will govern which teams get to sneak into the top four for the time being. A win here could go a long way at the back-end of the tournament considering that surfaces will get difficult to score on going forward. Both sides have been inconsistent in the tournament so far, but the Mumbai Indians’ lack of runs from the lower-middle order will be concerning. The Royals, on the other hand, have had almost everyone contributing in at least one match and that will give them the confidence to perform.

There’s a striking dissimilarity about Mumbai Indians’ performance this year as compared to the one last year. They haven’t been as ruthless as they are known to be and their slog-overs batting hasn’t done justice to the on-paper firepower that they have. Even though they are still among the top four sides, placed at fourth, they have been far from their best. From a total of five matches played, Mumbai Indians have won two and lost three.

The biggest concern for Mumbai Indians going into the next phase of the tournament will be their middle-order batting. The likes of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, and Kieron Pollard have struggled to score quickly and consistently and that has so far been a telling factor in the matches that Mumbai Indians have lost. Apart from that, the form of Quinton de Kock has been concerning and it is only a matter of time before he makes way for Chris Lynn unless, of course, de Kock plays a nifty knock for his side.

With most of their players opting to leave this season in the middle, Rajasthan Royals are struggling for options. They are now left with only four overseas players to work with and cannot afford another injury or a player leaving the squad. As it stands, the Royals are placed sixth on the points table with two wins in five matches.

The biggest strength of the Royals in this upcoming match will be their top-order that consists of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. While Buttler hasn’t looked as consistent as he would want to be in the tournament so far, he has an immaculate record against Mumbai Indians. Besides, Sanju Samson has looked good in the recent matches and he would want to put together a string of consistent performances.

MI vs RR Head to Head

Total Matches:  25,  MI Won:  12, RR Won: 12, NR: 1

Pitch Report

Although the pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium should be a good one to bat on, there should be ample help on offer for the bowlers. With some grass expected to cover the surface, the pacers should get the ball to swing and bounce early on. The spinners should also get some purchase off the surface, keeping the batsmen on their toes in the middle overs. Batting might be a tad easier in the second half.

Possible Playing XI

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

MI vs RR Match 24 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both sides have been inconsistent in the tournament so far. Mumbai Indians are struggling with their batting in middle order this season. But still, Mumbai Indians eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Mumbai Indians are likely to emerge as winners over Rajasthan Royals.

For a thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have concluded that Mumbai Indians will win this match but still, there will be a tough fight from both the teams, and a thrilling, high-score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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