IPL is a professional twenty20 cricket league. Eight teams based out of eight Indian cities are competing. The Board of Control for Cricket in India founded the league in 2007. The ICC future tour program has scheduled the matches to be held every year between March and May. The first edition was born in 2008.
According to the IPL schedule, RR is set to play with MI [match number 51] on Tuesday, 5th October at 19:30 hours IST. The game will be hosted at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The Rajasthan Royals squad consists of David Miller, Manan Vohra, Even lewis, Manan Vohra, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Chris Morris, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Liam Livingstone, Gerald Coetzee, Mahipal Lomror, Chetan Sakariya, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Shivan Dube, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Anuj Rawat, Mustafizur Rahman, and Glenn Phillips.
The Mumbai Indians squad is made up of Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Aroy, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Neesham, Marco Jansen, Roosh Kalaria, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Adam Milne, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter Nile, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, and Yudhvir Singh.
The team captain is Rohit Sharma, and Mahela Jayawardene is the team coach. In 2021 alone, they have won 6 games, the most recent one being on 28 September 2021 against Punjab kings, where they won by six wickets.
Rajasthan Royals are a team to watch, and the team finished last on the table during the IPL 2020. RR has finished seventh and eighth position in the previous two seasons of the Indian Premier League. However, they did make changes within the captain by bringing in Sanju Samson as captain.
The RR squad for IPL 2021 looks weak, and they are likely to struggle. They released Steve Smith and Robin Uthappa who brought in some weight to their batting lineup. However, all is not lost as Coach Kumar Sangakkara is a promising addition to the squad.
RR has dominated Mumbai with four wins in the IPL 2018 and 2019 league stage games. But for this year’s match, Mumbai starts as favorites.
The fact that they have maintained core experienced senior players in the team who are world-class T20 players keeps them on top of RR.