IPL 2021, Match 51, RR vs MI: Preview, Probable XIs, Match prediction, Live streaming, Weather Forecast, and Pitch Report

IPL 2021, Match 51, RR vs MI: Preview, Probable XIs, Match prediction, Live streaming, Weather Forecast, and Pitch Report

Match Preview:

IPL 2021, Match 51, RR vs MI: Rajasthan Royals will come in a tussle with Mumbai Indians in the 51st Match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday, October 5 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

Both the teams are leveled on 10 points & need to win this match to stay alive in the race of the Playoffs. While RR is coming into this clash on the back of a crushing victory against CSK, Mumbai Indians were outclassed by Delhi Capitals in their previous outing.

RR displayed an unbelievable performance against CSK & sealed a thrilling victory thanks to the heroics with the bat by RR’s batsmen. Electing to bowl first after winning the toss, RR was handed over a target of whopping 190 runs by CSK to chase.

After practicing restricted bowling in the powerplay, RR loosened the rope in the death overs which enabled Ruturaj Gaikwad & Ravindra Jadeja to score 55 runs off the last 23 balls of the innings. However, for RR, their openers were in their best form by scoring 81 runs in the powerplay. Yashasvi Jaiswal led the batting attack from the fore-front by scoring 50 runs off 21 balls while Evin Lewis made a valuable contribution with the bat by putting up 27 runs off 12 balls.

Shivam Dube & Sanju Samson kept the runs flowing for Rajsthan Royals with Shivam Dube registering his maiden half-century. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a half-century off just 20 balls, while Shivam Dube played an unbeaten knock of 64 runs off 42 balls to cruise RR over the line with 15 balls to spare. RR’s win against the mighty ‘Yellove Army’ will act as a morale booster for them ahead of their must-win clash against Mumbai Indians.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians couldn’t score enough on Slow Sharjah Pitch after being put in to bat first by Delhi Capitals. Except for Suryakumar Yadav, none of the MI batters looked settled at the crease & could manage to register a sub-par total of 129/8. Though MI’s lethal bowling attack tried to defend the total, DC’s batting order was strong enough to face the brunt & took their side over the line. Delhi’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin & Shreyas Iyer took their side home after a poor start.

The last time when these two teams met it was Mumbai Indians who dominated the Royals & this time also, Mumbai Indians will try to repeat history & keep their playoffs hope alive. While RR also has this last chance to keep them alive in the playoffs race by beating defending champions Mumbai Indians. With a must-win competition for both the teams, expect a crackling contest today on the grounds of Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Head to Head

Total – 26
Rajasthan Royals won – 12
Mumbai Indians – 13
No result – 01

Match Details

Match: IPL 2021, Match 51, RR vs MI

Date: October 5, 2021 (Tuesday).

Time: 7:30 PM IST.

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Weather Forecast

The weather would be warm & sunny in Sharjah with an average temperature of around 34 degrees celsius. The weather has gradually improved in the UAE, and the temperatures should drop in future matches.

Pitch Report

The wicket at Sharjah is traditionally slow in nature assisting more spinners. But things changed in the RCB vs PBKS match as the pitch supported batters as well. We could see a similar pitch when RR and MI, with something in it for the batters, while retaining the turn and low bounce on offer.

Predicted XIs

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Philips, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag/Mahipal Lomror, David Miller/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kartik Tyagi/Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, and Chetan Sakariya.

Mumbai Indians

Quinton De Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/ Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Match Prediction

RR had a decent record against MI in recent times but still, they will face tough competition from Mumbai Indians who will put all their blood to win today’s clash & keep their playoffs hopes alive.

On the other hand, RR is not less than MI as evident from their recent performances & they will continue with the fight to make it to the Playoffs. But in terms of the team’s strength & players’ combination MI looked more settled & strong than RR & could have an edge over Royals in today’s clash.

Prediction: MI to win.

TV and Live Streaming Details

TV: Star Sports Network.

Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

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