Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of IPL 2021 Match 51 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

 

5:50PM IST: Numbers Game

  • Rohit Sharma is two sixes away from becoming the first Indian batter to hit 400 T20 sixes.
  • Rohit’s average against RR – 22.91 – his lowest against any opposition in the IPL
  • Rohit batting stats at Sharjah: 4 innings, 21 runs
  • Sanju Samson vs Trent Boult: Three dismissals in 23 balls


5:35PM IST: MI vs RR Head to Head stats

Span– 2008-2021

Matches: 25

Won: RR-12, MI-13

HS (RR) vs MI- 208

LS (RR) vs MI- 95

HS (MI) vs RR- 212

LS (MI) vs RR- 92

 

Match Preview

It is a nail-biting time at the Indian Premier League (IPL) for most of the teams. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will fight for the last playoffs spot in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already qualified for the playoffs. 

RR and MI are still in contention. So are Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings; the latter, though, is the worst-placed among the contenders as it is on 10 points with just a game in hand.

For MI, the tournament’s most successful team with five titles, this has been a season of disappointment. Rohit Sharma’s men could still dream of an unprecedented hat-trick of trophies, but they cannot afford to wait any longer to get their act together.

RR is in a familiar situation. It will hope to cross the line this time around.

MI needs special performances from its match-winners such as Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.

The Royals may have been handicapped in the second phase by the absence of three of their biggest match-winners, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer, but they could take heart from the way Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Evin Lewis and skipper Sanju Samson chased down a formidable target set by CSK in their last match.

ALL TIME STAR PERFORMERS (MI vs RR)

Rank Best Batsmen Team Runs Scored
1. Sanju Samson RR 527
2. Ajinkya Rahane

MI (2008-2010)

RR (2011-2015)

409
3. Kieron Pollard MI 373
Rank Best Bowlers Team Wickets Taken
1. Dhawal Kulkarni

MI (2008-13, 2020-)

Rajasthan Royals (2014-15)

17
2. Kieron Pollard MI 15
3. Harbhajan Singh MI 14


PREDICTED XIs

Mumbai Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rajasthan Predicted XI: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh/Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Squads

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Tabraiz Shamsi, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Roosh Kalaria, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh, Simarjeet Singh

 

AT WHAT TIME DOES TODAY’S IPL 2021 MATCH – MI vs RR START?

The IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals begins at 7:30 PM IST.

WHERE TO WATCH TODAY’S IPL MATCH – MI vs RR LIVE?

IPL 2021 will be aired live on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow the live commentary and latest updates from IPL 2021 on Sportstar.

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