Rajasthan Royals are scheduled to lock horns with the Mumbai Indians in Match No.51 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Tues, October 5th at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The Royals being led by Sanju Samson should be high on confidence because of their seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.But despite the excellent win, the Royals are straining at sixth position in the points table. Their net run rate of -0.337 isn’t the most effective by any stretch of the imagination. Another loss can virtually knock them out of the tournament, though they’ll have a mathematical probability to qualify for the playoffs.MI, on the other hand, have lost four of their last 5 matches and are placed at seventh position in the table. After losing to Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians aren’t in the better of positions. When the 2 groups last met, the Mumbai-based team won by seven wickets, and that they are searching for an analogous performance.Match Details:Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians – 51st match
Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM Greenwich TimePitch ReportThe pitch in Sharjah has been incredibly useful for the bowlers and also the slower bowlers have gotten heaps of help from the surface. However, the deck has been kind to the team, batting second. Chasing ought to be the approach forward for each group.Avg initial innings score: 139 (6 matches within the IPL 2021 at Sharjah)
Record of chasing teams: Won – four, Lost – 2, Tied – 0Probable playing XIs:Rajasthan Royals:
Sanju Samson (c, wk.)
Rohit Sharma (c)
Quinton de Kock (w)
Head-to-HeadOverallTotal matches played: twenty-six
Total matches won by Rajasthan Royals: 12
Total matches won by Mumbai Indians – 13
N/R – oneIn the UAETotal matches played: 2
Total matches won by Rajasthan Royals– 1
Total matches won by Mumbai Indians – 1
N/R – 0The probable best batter of the matchQuinton de Kock— Mumbai IndiansQuinton de Kock has shown sparks of brilliance, however hasn’t been able to translate his form for South Africa within the IPL. In eleven matches within the T20 league, the southpaw has notched 297 runs at a median of 29.70 and a strike rate of 116.01. The southpaw must hit his straps at the earliest as Mumbai Indians want a win urgently to climb the points table.Probable best bowler of the matchJasprit Bumrah– Mumbai IndiansJasprit Bumrah has been the standout bowler for the Mumbai-based team without a doubt. The pacer has bowled exceptionally well and also the opponent batters haven’t found it simple against him. In twelve games, the Ahmedabad-born speedster has accounted for seventeen wickets at an associate economy rate of 7.59. He must get in the prime of his game.
Today’s match prediction: Mumbai Indians to win the match.
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