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RR vs MI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sharjah Cricket Stadium- IPL 2021 Match 51. Mumbai Indians lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in the 51st match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both the teams have an equal number of points and are currently sitting at the bottom half of the points table.

Mumbai Indians have 5 wins in 12 matches and need to win both of their remaining fixtures to give themselves a chance of reaching the playoffs. It has been a forgettable season for MIso far. Their batting unit hasn’t been able to get going.

Suryakumar Yadav, MI
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The underwhelming performances of the middle-order have been the biggest reason for their downfall this season. Hardik Pandya found some form against Punjab Kings and got out for another low score in the last game against Delhi Capitals. Openers, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, who looked good during the initial phase of the second leg also got out early in the last game. Suryakumar Yadav, though, looked solid for his 26-ball 33 and that should give them some confidence.

Because of these underwhelming performances, Mumbai Indians only managed to score 129 runs against Delhi Capitals. Bowling has never been a concern for them this season. The bowlers have stepped up to the occasion every time the team was in trouble.

In the last game as well, they fought hard in the second innings and picked wickets at regular intervals. However, 129 eventually proved too little a total to defend. Delhi Capitals, eventually, chased down the score in 19.1 overs. Rahul Chahar was rested in the last game for MI. He is likely to make his way back into the team. Also, it will be interesting to see if Rohit Sharma brings Ishan Kishan back into the playing XI or not.

Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal
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Facing them are Rajasthan Royals, who are coming into this encounter on the back of a morale-boosting win against Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan Royals conceded 189 runs in the first innings, thanks to a sensational knock from Ruturaj Gaikwad. Their bowlers were plundered for sixes all across the park. However, Rajasthan Royals proved out to be even more ruthless in the second innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ewin Lewis gave the team a blistering start in the power play, while Shivam Dube capitalized on that in the middle overs. Jaiswal scored his maiden IPL half-century off just 21 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes. On the other hand, Dube smashed four fours and four sixes en-route to his 42-ball 64-run unbeaten knock. Thanks to those significant contributions, Rajasthan Royals chased down the target in just 17.3 overs.

RR vs MI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sharjah Cricket Stadium- IPL 2021 Match 51

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The 51st match of the IPL 2021 is scheduled to be played between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Unlike previous seasons, the pitch has saved a lot differently this year. The deck has been really slow and the ball isn’t coming on nicely to the bat.

Due to the slowness of the surface, the batsmen are facing difficulty in making great connections. Reaching the 150-run mark is taking a lot of effort from the batsmen. MI played their last game against DC here in Sharjah and could only manage to score 129 runs in the first innings.

Average 1st Inns scores 149
Average 2nd Inns scores 131

Sharjah is expected to be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.