Today’s second clash of IPL 2023 is Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (MI vs RR). The hosts MI are currently in a state of glitch where they have lost 4 out the 7 matches they’ve played this season. The team ran a streak of three matches but then they lost last two matches back to back. This has put them at 9th rank in IPL standings with merely 6 points. The chances of them reaching the top fours is decreasing with every loss they face. So, an urgent win is required for them in today’s match.
Talking about the visitors, RR, they jumped to 2nd position after winning their last game against CSK by 32 runs. The consistency of the team and individual performances have solidified their chances of being in the top fours. They will definitely be eyeing to win this game so as to get seated at top position in the rankings.
MI vs RR : Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date : Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs RR : Pitch Report
The wicket at Wankhede is wholly supportive of batters as it is flat and hard. Short boundaries and quick outfield makes it easier for batters to play big shots. So, a high scoring game is expected. Pace bowlers get help from the pitch in the initial phase with a new ball.
Any score above 190 is a defendable one.
A total of 105 IPL matches have been played on this pitch, out of which 49 have been won by the team batting first whereas 56 by the chasing time.
The toss winning captain should opt to field first.
MI vs RR : Head to Head
Out of 27 games played between MI and RR, Mumbai has dominated over Rajasthan by 14-12
(Mumbai Indians) 14 – 12 (Rajasthan Royals)
MI vs RR : Team XI Prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Ishan Kishan (WK)
- Cameron Green
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tim David
- Nehal Wadhera
- Jofra Archer
- Kumar Kartikeya
- Arjun Tendulkar
- Riley Meredith
- Piyush Chawla
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Jos Buttler
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Sanju Samson (C & WK)
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Dhruv Jurel
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Jason Holder
- Trent Boult
- Sandeep Sharma
- Yuzvendra Chahal
MI vs RR : Best Performers Prediction
The Player of Match in the last game played a brilliant knock of 77 off 43 against CSK to ensure RR’s win. Currently, the ace batter looks in perfect form and has become a headache for the opponents. At present, Jaiswal is the top scorer from RR and stands 7th in the Orange Cap standings. Since this a batters’ pitch, we can expect a big score from his bat. So, best pick for the batter of the day.
The veteran Indian spinner has performed decently so far this season. With 11 wickets to his credit with an economy rate of 7.28, he stands 9th among the top 10 bowlers in Purple Cap standings. Since spinners dominate on this pitch in the later stages, he can play a key role in destroying opponents’ batter line up. So, best bet for the bowler of the day.
MI vs RR : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Rajasthan Royals likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.