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Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

MI will host RR in the 14th match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 1st.

Mumbai Indians will return to their fortress Wankhede Stadium in a desperate situation. The team has had a disastrous start to the campaign, suffering defeats to GT and SRH in the first two games. MI almost chased a record 278 against SRH but fell 31 run short. But the intent to win despite being given a near impossible target to win should be seen as a positive. Also, most of the batters got some runs under their belt so the Hardik Pandya-led side should be relaxed heading into the game despite the match being a very important for them.

For Rajasthan Royals, they have had contrasting results, winning two out the two games played. They defeated LSG in the first game and then picked up a comprehensive win over DC. The bowling unit comprising Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin make RR look a very tough team to beat. Also, the way Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag have batted, RR will have high hopes of claiming a win at Wankhede.

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, MI vs RR match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: MI vs RR fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

MI vs RR Match Toss Prediction

Wankhede is always a happy hunting ground for chasing teams and it’s no hidden secret that the captain winning the toss would want to chase.

MI vs RR Pitch Report

The wicket will be a belter but we are likely to have a very competitive game given the quality bowling attacks of both teams. Spinners might not be very effective thus pacers will have to shoulder the responsibility of picking crucial wickets.

Mumbai Weather Report

It will be a humid evening in Mumbai, with the temperature hovering around the 30 degree mark. Dew should not be heavy but there could be little dew that could make defending even more difficult.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League 2024

MI Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

Mumbai Indians are in a desperate situation and need a win at all cost. There are likely to make a few changes in the playing XI. Kwena Maphaka should make way for Nuwan Tushara or Akash Madhwal. Suryakumar Yadav has still not got his NOC from National Cricket Academy so will miss the match.

MI Key Players

  • Rohit Sharma- Rohit Sharma has looked fluent during his stay at the crease but the big knock is still impending. Rohit has played knocks of 43 and 26 in two games. Once set, Rohit should look to play till 10 overs because that should be enough for him to put MI in a great position.
  • Tilak Varma- Tilak Varma played a brilliant innings of 64 in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He kept the team in the hunt for a massive 278 run chase. Varma was MI’s star last season and is one of the key batters of the side in the absence of Suryakumar Yadav.
  • Gerald Coetzee- Gerald Coetzee has been ineffective so far but the conditions in Mumbai where there is a bit more bounce should suit his bowling style. He is a very good bowler and will be hungry to make an impact in IPL 2024.
  • Jasprit Bumrah- Bumrah is a legend in his own right. He has been sensational as ever this year. Even when MI conceded 277 runs against SRH, Burmah went at an economy of just 9. He was top notch in the first game against GT and picked three wickets.

MI Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Dewald Brevis, Mohammad Nabi, Nehal Wadhera, Romario Shepherd, Vishnu Vinod

MI can use Dewald Brevis as an impact player in the middle order if they want someone to push the run rate. If they need a bowler, Romario Shepherd can be used. Or if there is some help for spinners, Nabi can also come in.

MI Team Form

MI have been inconsistent in the last few seasons, with their last title win coming in 2020.  MI reached the playoffs last year.

MI Predicted Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Nuwan Tushara

RR Team News & Playing 11

RR Team News

Rajasthan Royals have been brilliant in the first two games and they should not tinker with their winning combination for the Wankhede clash.

RR Key Players

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal- Jaiswal has endured two failures in the first two games but given the form he has been in recent times, a big inning is loading anytime soon. Jaiswal has a knack of scoring centuries and we won’t be surprised if he opens the account at Wankhede Stadium.
  • Riyan Parag- We are seeing a new Riyan Parag in IPL 2024. After years of trolling, Parag has finally joined the party. He has played game changing inning in both the matches played so far. RR were in trouble against DC but he scored 84 in 45 balls to take the team to a safe total of 185-5. .
  • Yuzvendra Chahal- Chahal has been a game changer for Royals and he has done exactly the same in the current season. The leg spinner has been magnificent, taking three wickets in two games at an average of 14.
  • Trent Boult- Wickets with the new ball will be key for RR and in Boult they have someone who can be lethal in the powerplay. Also, left arm bowlers have troubled Rohit Sharma a lot so it will be a match up everyone will be looking up to.

RR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Rovman Powell, Nandra Burger, Tanush Kotian, Kuldeep Sen, Shubham Dubey

If RR need a batter they will surely go in with Rovman Powell, however, if a bowler is required, Nandre Burger will the best bet.

RR Team Form

RR have done consistently well in the last few years but the trophy has eluded them. They missed out on a playoff  berth last year after finishing fifth.

RR Predicted Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan

MI vs RR Head to Head

MI hold a slender edge over RR in terms of head to head. In the last five games, MI have won four matches.

MI vs RR Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played MI Won RR Won Tie NR
Overall 29 16 13 0 0
Last 5 4 1 0 0 0

MI vs RR Betting Odds

MI are the favourites to win. Even though MI have lost two games, they are a strong team and playing at home will be a massive advantage.

Who will win Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals T20 Match?

We suggest backing MI to win. They have a very strong team on paper. The team almost chased 278 against SRH. MI just need to get a few things right and they will be very hard to beat. Playing at home is a massive advantage for MI given that they have one of the best batting line-ups in the tournament and RR’s bowling might not be very effective on placid surface.

🏆 MI vs RR Prediction

MI can be backed to win. The team has lost both the previous game but they are back at Wankhede where they enjoy a brilliant record. MI have not played bad cricket but the captaincy from Hardik Pandya has been questionable at times, resulting in defeats. Pandya needs to be very smart as a captain. If he keeps things simple, MI have a very strong team on paper and can be very hard to stop if they pick momentum. It should be a close game but MI should register a win.

Mumbai Indians to beat Rajasthan Royals

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