Sanju Samson
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RR vs MI- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 Match 51. Rajasthan Royals will take on Mumbai Indians in the 51st match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both the teams are sitting at the bottom half of the points table but still are in the contention of making the playoffs.

Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians have 10 points each but Rajasthan Royals have a better net run rate than MI.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Whosoever loses this game are likely to ruin their chances of reaching the playoffs. Both the teams would look to dish out their best performance in what is expected to be a thrilling contest. Rajasthan Royals would be high on confidence as they are coming into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 7-wicket win over table-toppers Chennai Super Kings.

Riding on Ruturaj Gaikwad’s sensational hundred, CSK posted a formidable 189-run total in the first innings. All the bowlers were hammered for sixes all around the park. Tewatia was the most successful of them, picking 3 for 39 in 4 overs. Rajasthan Royals made a strong comeback in the second innings. Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave the team a solid start in the powerplay.

Shivam Dube, Rajasthan Royals
Shivam Dube (Image Credit: Twitter)

The duo scored boundaries all across the park and notched a 70-run mark inside the first five overs. Lewis got out after a solid 12-ball 27-run cameo but Jaiswal continued his fireworks. He went on to score his maiden half-century off just 21 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes. Later, Shivam Dube ripped apart CSK’s bowling attack as he hit some gigantic sixes during his stay in the middle.

The southpaw played an unbeaten 64-run knock off just 42 balls to help the side chase down the score in just 17.3 overs. RR might make a change or two in the bowling department, but as far as batting is concerned, you shouldn’t expect any change to take place.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are enduring a torrid run in IPL 2021, having only managed to win 5 games out of 12 and thus are sitting at number seven on the points table. They lost their last game against Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets. Once again, their middle-order failed to step up as MI could only manage to score 129 runs in the first innings.

RR vs MI- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 Match 51
Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav. (Credits: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock too couldn’t make a significant contribution. Suryakumar Yadav, though, looked solid till the time he was there at the crease. He scored 33 runs in 26, balls, a knock which was laced with 2 fours and as many as sixes. Their bowlers fought hard and picked wickets at regular intervals, however, there wasn’t a lot of runs on the board to defend for MI.

Rajasthan Royals have a weak bowling unit and MI could make use of that to their advantage. If they put on a good total on the board if batted first, they have a good chance of winning this game.

RR vs MI- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 Match 51

Rohit Sharma and Sanju Samson
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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches MI Won RR Won Tied No Result
Overall 26 13 12 0 0
In IPL 26 13 12 0 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0
IPL 2021 1 1 0 0 0

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 13
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 149
Average 2nd Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Highest score chased 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Match 51 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 51 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
RR 130-140 120-130
MI 140-150 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Rajasthan Royals: WLLLW

Mumbai Indians: LLLWL

(Players’ form)

Rajasthan Royals 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Sanju Samson 12 480 140
Evin Lewis 4 127 171.62
Yashasvi Jaiswal 8 237 151.92
Shivam Dube 7 209 126.67
David Miller 8 109 121.11
Glenn Phillips 1 14 175.00

Who will score the most runs for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Sanju Samson or Glenn Phillips 

  • Bowling
Players Matches Wickets Average
Chris Morris 10 14 24.86
Mustafizur Rahman 12 13 28.69
Chetak Sakariya 12 12 30.58
Rahul Tewatia 12 7 47.00
Kartik Tyagi 4 4 31.00
Jayden Unadkat 5 4 33

Who will pick the most wickets for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Mustafizur Rahman or Chetan Sakariya 

Mumbai Indians

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Rohit Sharma 11 341 124.91
Quinton de Kock 11 297 116.02
Kieron Pollard 12 232 151.63
Suryakumar Yadav 12 222 128.32
Krunal Pandya 12 134 115.53
Sourabh Tiwari 4 115 118.56

Who will score the most runs for Mumbai Indians in the match: Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Jasprit Bumrah 12 17 21.00
Rahul Chahar 11 13 24.46
Trent Boult 12 12 29.33
Kieron Pollard 12 5 17.20
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3 1 73.00
Krunal Pandya 12 5 49.80

Who will pick the most wickets for Mumbai Indians in the match: Jasprit Bumrah or Rahul Chahar