- In head-to-head battle, the two teams are tied with 11 wins each.
- Both of these teams have only won two of their five matches.
- Rajasthan, however, has won five of the six games it has played against Mumbai since 2018.
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The defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League’s 24th match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Mumbai Indians haven’t been at their best this season, losing three of their five games so far. Mumbai Indians’ batting unit has disappointed them, and they will need to improve their batting performance in the coming games.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, won their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders and will look to keep their winning streak going against the reigning champions. RR had bowled well against KKR, and Sanju Samson and David Miller have delivered great performance in the run chase. Both of these teams have played five games so far, out of which they have won just 2 matches.
MI VS RR Head To Head:
When we talk about top performing players from both the team, in the game against the Knights, Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 42 off 41 balls. The RR captain has scored 187 runs in the ongoing tournament, with an average and strike rate of 46.75 and 143.84, respectively, whereas, from Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav hit yet another 30+ run against Punjab in the last game. It was his third 30-plus score in the IPL this season, and it’s about time he should turn it into a big number.
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Also, Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI is doing an excellent job as the sheet anchor, as he scored 63-run in the previous game. He’s now scored 30 runs in each of his last four games.
When it comes to bowling, Rajasthan Royals’ best bowler, Chris Morris, has picked up his first four-fer of the IPL in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders. He has taken wickets in every game so far, with the exception of just one against Royal Challengers Bangalore whereas, Rahul Chahar in the previous game, only took one wicket, but he only gave up 19 runs. In each of his last four games, the Mumbai spinner has taken at least one wicket.
In the 23 games of the IPL’s history, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have been neck and neck. Both teams have 11 wins each, with one game ending in a tie. Rajasthan, on the other hand, has won five of the six matches they’ve played against Mumbai since 2018. RR won all four games they played against MI in the league stage of the IPL in 2018 and 2019.
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings.
MI Vs RR Last 5 Encounters
26th October 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets
6th October 2020: Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs
20th April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets
13th April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets
13th May 2018: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
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Additional Stats Of MI and RR:
MI highest score against RR: 212
RR highest score against MI: 208
Most runs for MI: 4,261 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for RR: 2,286 (Sanju Samson)
Most wickets for MI: 127 wickets (Jasprit Bumrah)
Most wickets for RR: 41 wickets (Shreyas Gopal)
Lowest total defended by MI against RR: 166
Lowest total defended by RR against MI: 145
Mumbai Indians will return to action after a six-day break, having lost both of their previous matches and will undoubtedly be under pressure. In addition, the conditions in Delhi are not conducive to their gaming style. Since their return to the IPL in 2018, Rajasthan Royals have won five of their six games against Mumbai Indians. Therefore, Rajasthan Royals are the favourites to win the match based on past records and facts.