Rajasthan Royals (RR) are set to take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 51st match of Vivo IPL 2021 on Tuesday, October 5, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
RR are heading into the match after an emphatic win against CSK. RR cruised to a win after an excellent performance with the bat. They had elected to bowl first after winning the toss, RR was set a target of 190 by CSK.
RR gave away too many runs in the death overs, with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jadeja tallying 55 runs off the last 23 balls of the innings. However, their openers scored 81 runs in the powerplay. Yashasvi Jaiswal led from the front with a 21-ball 50, while Evin Lewis contributed a 12-ball 27.
Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson kept up the scoring rate, with the former scoring his maiden IPL half-century. RR reached the target with 15 balls to spare, boosting their NRR and confidence ahead of their next game.
On the other hand MI were defeated by DC in their last outing. MI couldn’t score enough runs on a slow Sharjah pitch after being put in to bat by DC. The MI batters did not look settled at the crease, and they could only manage to get to a total of 129/8.
While they tried to defend it pretty well, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin took them home after a tense start.
Waging Odds: Rajasthan Royals (2.37) vs Mumbai Indians (1.57)
RR are the underdogs and are priced at 2.37 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹237.
MI are priced at 1.57 and are the favorites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹157 if they come out as winners.
RR has had a decent record against MI in recent times, but it won’t be an easy contest against MI. MI need to win both their matches to remain in contention for the playoffs. However, they look like the more settled team and should beat RR side in this match.
RR will win the match.
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