The RR vs. MI match in IPL 2021 will take place at the Sharjah Stadium in Dubai on 5th October 2021.
The upcoming match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will mark the 51st match of this season. This match is a must-win game for both teams to enter the playoffs. Expect a game that is hard-fought from start to finish.
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
Rajasthan Royals lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore on 29th September 2021. But they bounced right back after defeating the fancied Chennai Super Kings after that.
Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Glenn Phillips, Liam Livingstone, and Elvin Lewis.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
The last match that MI played was against the Delhi Capitals on 2nd October 2021, where MI lost the game.
The predicted 11 for the upcoming match is:
Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Surya Kumar Yadav.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium T20 Records
Out of the total 13 matches played in the stadium, the team that batted first has won 9 times, and the team that batted second won 4 times. The average first inning score stands at 149, and the average second inning score stands at 131.
Sharjah is a batting-friendly pitch. The smaller boundaries benefit the batsmen, making it easier to score runs. On the other hand, whether spinners or pacers, bowlers have to do more to perform well on this pitch. They have to depend on their variations to get the wickets. The pitch condition makes the pitch more batsmen-friendly.
Will the match between these two be an intense game, or will one team walk away with an easy point through this game?
This will be a great match to watch as both the teams have to win to stay alive in the competition. Rajasthan Royals have just begun to show their ominous form at the most crucial stage of the IPL. They beat CSK convincingly. Mumbai Indians on the other hand, have been losing matches this season. But they are a champion team who bounce back from the dead. This one is tough to predict, but on current form, Rajasthan Royals have a slight edge over their fancied opponents. With CSK, DC, and RCB almost certain to qualify, the battle for the fourth playoff spot rages on between all the other teams except Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Watch the battle between MI and RR!