The record five-time IPL winners, including winning the last two IPL trophies, Mumbai Indians (MI) will now play their sixth match of this IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Arun Jaitley Stadium (Delhi).
Mumbai Indians have earned 4 points after playing their first five matches of this IPL 2021. While they beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), they lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
IPL 2021, Match 24: MI vs RR – MI Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Captain Rohit Sharma has scored 201 runs in five innings of this IPL 2021. His scores in this tournament are 19, 43, 32, 44 and 63 runs respectively as the opening batsman is providing crucial starts for Mumbai Indians in this tournament.
Quinton de Kock (wk)
South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has mostly struggled in the early of this IPL 2021. Though he scored 40 runs in his second match of this tournament, he failed to manage the double-digit scores in the other three games of this tournament.
Australian cricketer Chris Lynn played the tournament opener of this IPL 2021 against RCB where he struggled with the bat but scored 49 runs. While Mumbai Indians have just left Chennai, where they faced tough batting pitches, Lynn can be useful at Delhi.
Apart from Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav is the only other name for Mumbai Indians, who has performed consistently with the bat in tough Chennai pitches in this early moment of the IPL 2021. His scores in this tournament are 31, 56, 10, 24 and 33 runs respectively. Surely, he can perform better in good pitches.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is currently not involved due to fitness issues. However, as a batsman, he totally struggled at Chennai in this early IPL 2021. But while he was in strong form with the bat before this IPL 2021, the team management still has strong faith in him.
Krunal Pandya has also failed to impress with his bat in this early IPL 2021, who was earlier in the outstanding form with the bat. However, Krunal has played some crucial roles with the ball in this IPL season. He has picked up 3 wickets in five games of this tournament.
Caribbean cricketer Kieron Pollard played one firing knock of 35 not out off 22 balls as that batting performance helped the defending champions to beat SRH. But apart from that performance, Pollard has also struggled in this IPL 2021.
Off-spinner Jayant Yadav has played the two matches in this IPL 2021 where he has taken one wicket but his economy rate is impressive 5.62. He can play more crucial roles in Delhi during the forthcoming match.
The leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is currently the best bowler for Mumbai Indians in this IPL 2021. Though he started this season in an expensive way, he has then continuously improved his game as he has picked up 9 wickets in five matches of this tournament. He was one of the heroes of this team during their both victories of this season.
The right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah has taken 4 wickets in five games of this IPL 2021. However, he has bowled some strong overs at Chennai. Now, he can improve his performance in the second phase of this tournament.
New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult has taken 6 wickets in five matches of this IPL 2021. He is a key bowler for Mumbai Indians despite not picking up a wicket in the last two matches.