RR vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction: In a battle to stay in the race for a play-off spot, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians clash in Match 51 of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on Tuesday (October 5).
Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals toppled Mumbai Indians to take the sixth spot in the points table after their victory over in-form Chennai Super Kings. Rohit Sharma’s champions MI, on the other hand, suffered their fourth defeat of the UAE leg against Delhi Capitals.
Royals will be full of confidence after they registered a convincing 7-wicket win against table-toppers CSK. The victory also stopped a skid of three defeats on the trot to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals. Samson and co, who opened their second phase of IPL 2021 with a win against Punjab Kings, remained in the four-horse play-off race alongside MI, PBKS and KKR, who are all on 10 points from 12 matches as it stands. Mumbai Indians, meanwhile, are on a bad run as they have lost 4 of their 5 matches in the second phase of IPL 2021 with the defeats coming against CSK, RCB, DC and KKR, while their solitary win came against PBKS.
In the head-to-head battle, there is very little to separate the two teams as MI have 12 wins compared to RR’s 11 and one no result in the two franchises 24 meetings in IPL. In the reverse fixture, Mumbai Indians defeated Royals by 7 wickets earlier this year in April, but RR have won 3 of the last 5 meetings against the defending champions. A defeat for either side on Tuesday (October 5) will dent their chances for a fourth-placed finish, which also depends on the results of KKR and PBKS matches.
RR vs MI Match Details:
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, 51st Match
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021
Date – 05 October 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: RR vs MI Squads
Rajasthan Royals – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Mayank Markande, Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Anuj Rawat, Chris Morris, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, James Neesham, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh, Rahul Chahar
RR vs MI: Team News
Rajasthan Royals: The Royals will look to retain the winning combination from their last match against Chennai Super Kings. If at all they look to change, it could be in the bowling department with Shreyas Gopal and Kartik Tyagi coming in for Mayank Markande and Akash Singh. The batting, which entirely depended on the skipper Samson, finally clicked after openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis got some runs under their belt in the last two matches, while Shivam Dube played a match-winning knock against CSK.
Mumbai Indians: Reigning champions Mumbai Indians have been hit with some poor form of their ever-dependable star players. They have tried and tested most of the bench strength to no luck. Despite the result in their last match, Mumbai may retain the same 11 and may only opt for Rahul Chahar to the 11. Also Saurabh Tiwary could be an injury worry ahead of the match.
RR vs MI Probable Playing 11s
RR XI: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Glenn Phillips, Kartik Tyagi/Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
MI XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav/Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Dream11 Team Prediction
Batters: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Rahul Tewatia, Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
Captain: Sanju Samson
Vice-captain: Jasprit Bumrah