The first match of the doubleheader weekend of IPL will be played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. IPL has moved very fast and it is the third weekend into this season. Mumbai Indians are on a winning streak with wins in previous three games whereas Rajasthan Royals lost a thrilling last ball game against CSK. Read on the IPL prediction tips for the match here.
The race for playoffs is fast fading for the two teams. They need to keep the momentum going in their favor to continue in the league. Rajasthan Royals would be traveling to Mumbai for the upcoming match against Mumbai Indians. It is an important match for Rajasthan with five losses from the last six games. They need to win seven out of their eight to clear for playoffs.
IPL Prediction Tips Performance Check
Rohit Sharma missed the last match may be due to injury concern. Pollard took the control and he played a valuable inning, in the end, to take the team home with a win. Rohit might miss the upcoming game as well.
Pollard came in at number four and this is his favorite number and he has been playing a match-winning role for the team. His innings in the last match might give relief to the team in terms of batting.
Quinton de Cock has lacked the consistency in his batting and playing with the uncapped player, he didn’t get the required boost. Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, and Kieron Pollard need to perform their best.
Bowling attack has been light for Mumbai Indians. Though some good bowling was seen in the previous match under pressure now up against Rajasthan Royals, they would be looking to improve on it.
Losing five matches off their last six matches show their heavy dependence on the overseas players. Coming into the season, the side appeared to be imbalanced. Jos Butler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, and Steve Smith are good T20 players but they have not performed well as a unit. They have not been able to convert starts into a big one.
Steve Smith is struggling to score runs and Ben Stokes has not performed well with bat and bowl. He has been a major disappointment for Rajasthan Royals.
It is high time Rajasthan Royals look back to their team and make some shuffling in their squad. They have Ashton Turner and Ish Sodhi on the bench. They can be good options for the team.
Bowling has performed well in the previous match, more than expected. Jayadev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Jofra Archer bowled well. Shreyas Gopal was also useful.
Head to Head Tipster
Mumbai Indians have won their 11 of their 20 matches against Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians lost both their matches in the previous season.
IPL Prediction Tips Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah
IPL Prediction Tips Playing XI Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Rahul Tripathi, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
The game is going to be played at Wankhede Stadium. There is no threat of weather to the game. Pitch is good for batting and the ball comes on the bat. 180 should be a par score.
Toss Prediction Tips
Mumbai Indians elected to field first last time they won the toss here.
IPL Prediction Tips
Mumbai Indians are in good form and they have set their pace on roll. Rajasthan Royals have taken the games closer only to lose them. We back Mumbai Indians to win the match.