Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 51st Match IPL 2021 is a pivotal clash for both teams, with both sides firmly knocking on the door of the playoffs.
Both sides head into this match level on points with each other, the Punjab Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders, with each side having 10 points. By the time these sides play, rival teams for the playoffs would have had the opportunity to play and put more points on the board. This is essentially a knock-out match with the loser being all but eliminated, with the winners keeping their playoff hopes alive as they head into their final game.
Expect a tense and exciting clash where at the end, there will be scenes of joy for one team and heartbreak for the other.
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Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 51st Match IPL 2021
Team News for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan recorded a much-needed victory against the Chennai Super Kings in their last game. It was an impressive victory against the team that currently sits atop the IPL table.
The Royals management was clearly disappointed in their middle order following the defeat against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and made wholesale changes, with Glenn Phillips and David Miller coming into the side to beef up the middle order. The decisions were justified as some better batting, especially by Shivam Dube, saw the Royals post one of their best totals of the season, chasing down the Kings total of 189 with a few balls to spare.
The seven-wicket victory has kept them in the playoff hunt and provided them with crucial momentum ahead of this pivotal clash. Based on the manner of victory, it will be interesting to see if the Royals will remain unchanged.
Likely playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Team News for Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians have struggled in the second phase of the IPL, losing four of their last five matches, including a defeat against the Delhi Capitals in their last game.
Boasting one of the most talented squads in the entire tournament, the Indians' dramatic drop in form has to be a major concern. Unable to string all aspects of the game together, the Indians are now in the last chance saloon and can’t afford any further slip-ups.
Opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have performed averagely this season. The Indians will be looking for their two most talented batsmen to get them off to a solid start. Both batsmen have the ability to score runs quickly and contain effortless power. They both can be match-winners, and the Indians will be hoping that they guide their side to a crucial victory and keep their season alive.
Likely playing 11 of Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The match is due to be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. With the weather set to be perfect, everything should be set up for a tense and exciting game. There have been quite a few low scores in the last few games held at Sharjah, with teams struggling to get past 140. Batting will get harder as the game goes on; the team that bats first averages 149, and the team that bats second averages 131, so there is a definite advantage to batting first.
Betting Predictions for Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 51st Match IPL 2021
Match Result Prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 51st Match IPL 2021
Despite coming into the match desperately short of form and confidence, the Indians are the very slight favourites for this crucial clash, with the Indians being priced at 1.62. The fact the oddsmakers have them as favourites symbolises how talented this Indians side is on paper. The Royals who come into this match in better form can be backed at 2.30.
The head-to-head of the two sides makes for interesting reading as Mumbai have won two of the last five and the Royals three. The last contest between the two in phase one of this year's tournament was won by the Indians, who won by seven wickets. The fact Mumbai, despite their terrible form, still have a chance to qualify is somewhat fortuitous. Hoping they build on their most recent victory over the Royals from phase one, we will back Mumbai’s talent to shine through and side with the Indians to come out on top in what is sure to be a tense occasion.
Match Winner: Mumbai Indians (1.62)
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Toss Prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians 51st Match IPL 2021
Either team to win the toss can be backed at 1.91. On a pitch that could be tricky to bat on, the side that bats the best will win. Look for the team that bats first to post a total of above 150, which would be very hard to chase.
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Top Batsman for Rajasthan Royals
One batsman who delivered the goods when Rajasthan shocked the Super Kings was Shivam Dube, who scored a match-winning 64 off just 42 deliveries. It makes sense to back a batsman who is currently in form, and Dube certainly is. The odds of 5.50 for him to be the Royals' top scorer are attractive and could represent some real value.
Shivam Dube to be Rajasthan Royals top-scoring batsman (5.50)
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