Jaipur, April 20, Saturday at 04:00 PM IST
The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur will witness the hosts -Rajasthan Royals, squaring off against Mumbai Indians in the first fixture of Saturday's double header. The hosts faced a drubbing at the hands of Kings XI Punjab in the last encounter while the visitors are coming after securing 40 runs win over Delhi Capitals in the last game.
While it's the rivalry week in the Vivo IPL 2019, the visiting side- Mumbai Indians will be aiming to revenge their previous loss. When both the sides first met at Wankhede Stadium earlier in the tournament, Rajasthan Royals registered a convincing win by 4 wickets against the hosts. Now, it's the turn for Royals to host Mumbai Indians at their fortress. The head to head record between both the side is more or less equal as in 22 encounters in total, Mumbai has 11 wins and Rajasthan has 10 wins while one encounter has ended up in no result.
So, it will be interesting to watch who gets an edge this time. Will it be the home side making a double with home advantage or will it be Mumbai Indians capitalizing on their excellent run? The coin will be tossed at 03:30 PM IST.
Head to head
Total – 22
The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur is Royal's fortress. The wicket aids spinners and is a bit slow in nature. However the outfield is pretty quick and the average first innings score at the venue is 156.
Total matches – 43
Matches won batting first – 15
Matches won bowling first – 28
Average 1st Inns scores – 156
Average 2nd Inns scores – 143
Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and will bowl first
Mumbai Indians have made one change – M Markande comes in for J Yadav
Rajasthan Royals have undergone three changes –
Steve Smith comes in for J Buttler
Ben Stokes comes in for I Sodhi
R Prayag comes in for R Tripathi
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar
Ashton Turner, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson (wk), Ish Sodhi, Shreyas Gopal, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer
This RR vs MI 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.
Team 1 & 2: Pick the less chosen
81% of people have chosen Q de Kock as their wicketkeeper.
Joss Buttler and Rohit Sharma are favourites in batters. The duo has been picked up in more than 90% of fantasy teams.
Pandya Brothers are most picked all-rounders for the game
Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are favourite bowlers for the clash. More than 80% of fantasy teams have picked the duo.
Team 3 & 4: Top order collapse
Both the sides are heavily dependent on their top order. Q de Kock, R Sharma and Surya Kumar Yadav have been in runs for Mumbai Indians while Joss Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have done the bulk scoring for Rajasthan. What if they fail to score big tonight?
THIS RR VS MI 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.