Wankhede, April 13, Saturday at 04:00 PM IST
Mumbai Indians will be hoping for their fourth win on the trot when they host Rajasthan Royals in the first fixture of Saturday’s doubleheader in the evening. The hosts registered a hat-trick of wins with the 3 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the last encounter and would be looking to continue their good run against Rajasthan Royals who are looking out of sorts.
Rajasthan Royals are coming after facing 4 wickets loss at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in a humdinger last night. Placed seventh in the points table, Rajasthan Royals have secure just one win in six outings and would be desperate for their second win of the season. Also, this is a must-win clash for Rajasthan to stay alive in the contest.
The hosts, on the other side, will be boosted with the return of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. He missed the last clash against Kings XI Punjab due to muscle spasm and is available for selection against Rajasthan. In his absence, Kieron Pollard captained the side and guided it to 3 wickets win with his scintillating 83 off just 31 balls. Mumbai Indians have grabbed the third spot with 4 wins and 2 losses in 6 encounters.
The clash will begin at 04:00 PM IST in the evening. In the night, Kings XI Punjab will be hosting bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali.
Total – 19
No result – 01
The wicket at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai assists swing bowlers early on but become ideal for the batsmen as the game wears. The average first innings score here in IPL is 166 and all the previous games have been high-scoring in nature.
Matches won batting first – 35
Matches won bowling first – 34
Average 1st Inns scores – 166
Average 2nd Inns scores – 153
Highest total recorded – 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest score chased – 198/7 (20 Ov) by MI vs KXIP
Lowest score defended – 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI
Total – 06
Mumbai Indians – 04
Rajasthan Royals – 02
Quinton de Kock (wk), R Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad/Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah
Jos Buttler (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat
This MI vs RR Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Siddesh Lad is missing out from MI
R Sharma is back
L Livingstone and K Gowtham get a game for RR
J Buttler is the most picked wicketkeeper – more than 65%
Steve Smith, S Yadav, and K Pollard are the most selected batsmen in fantasy teams
Hardik Pandya & Ben Stokes are the most picked allrounders – more than 85%
J Bumrah, S Gopal and J Archer are most selected bowlers – more than 65%
The hosts Mumbai Indians will start as favourites tomorrow. Mumbai has an upper hand in head to head battle at Wankhede. In 6 encounters, the hosts have managed 4 wins while the visitors have turned out to be the winner for only two times.
THIS MI VS RR DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.