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IPL 2021: It’s Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians- Do Or Die!

The 51st match of IPL 2021 between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will be a do or die situation for both teams as they will be aiming for the last spot remaining in the IPL 2021 playoffs. The business end of this season is near, with IPL 2021 at its penultimate stage. Meanwhile, teams like Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs. With only one spot remaining, 3 teams, including Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders, are gearing up to take the 4th spot. 

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Rajasthan Royals

The Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals have played 12 games so far and managed to win 5 games, standing 3rd last in the IPL 2021 points chart with a net run rate of -0.337. The last time Rajasthan Royals showed an outstanding performance at Abu Dhabi against Chennai Super Kings and defeated them by 7 wickets. Undoubtedly, RR went all guns blazing against CSK, and it will be interesting to see if the men-in-pink can maintain that zeal in the RR vs MI match today.

Mumbai Indians

The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have had quite a showdown in this season of IPL, especially if you compare the team’s performance in previous seasons of the Indian Premier League. Standing at the 2nd last place in the IPL 2021 points chart, Mumbai Indians have managed to win only 5 matches out of the 12 games that they have played so far. Mumbai Indians had their last encounter against Delhi Capitals at Sharjah, where they were defeated by DC by 4 wickets. 

RR vs MI Match Statistics

Both Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians have 5 wins in their basket of IPL 2021. However, winning the RR vs MI match today is very crucial for both teams since everything is at stake for both teams. In the history of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians have met each other 26 times, out of which Mumbai Indians have won 13 times, and Rajasthan Royals have won 12 games. The last encounter between RR and MI was at Feroz Shah Kotla, where Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. Since both teams have quite a decent winning record with each other, according to Dream11 prediction, it will be interesting to see who has the potential to brighten up their chances of making it to the IPL 2021 playoffs. As today’s match is a do or die situation for both teams, a defeat can make things worse. The average 1st innings score for this match is 134. 

When and where will the RR vs MI match happen?

The Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians match will begin at 7:30 PM (IST) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates. 

Where to watch the RR vs MI game?

Star Sports 1 HD/SD will broadcast the match with English commentary and Star Sports Hindi with Hindi commentary. 

Where to live stream the RR vs MI match?

You catch all the live-action from the Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians match on Disney+ Hotstar in 4 languages. 

Squads (likely)

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson (C & WK), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Mumbai Indians 

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

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