13 May, IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips & Playing 11

13 May, IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips & Playing 11

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals are set to meet at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in Match 47 of IPL 2018 in a mid-table clash that can see either team knocked out of the tournament pertaining to results in other matches. Follow us as we discuss the two teams, their strengths, and weaknesses, playing 11, key players, betting tips, match prediction and what we can expect from this all-important clash.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians are back in the thick of things with back to back wins against the Kolkata Knight Riders. All their big name players are finally proving their worth. With 5 wins in 11 games, they stand at the same spot with KKR and RR. Considering KXIP’s recent run, however, it seems that only one of these 3 teams can make it to the top 4. Mumbai Indians have the much-needed momentum behind them and they are extremely experienced when it comes to such do-or-die matches in the business end of the group stages. MI definitely have the best side on paper and finally, they are looking to express themselves on the playing pitch.


Batting Line-up

In their last match against KKR, all their important batsmen scored runs, something that is sure to encourage the MI faithful. Their skipper Rohit Sharma has finally found some form, though we still think he is at his best when he comes to open the inning. Ishan Kishan showed what he is capable of and the Pandya brothers are finally adding the much-needed muscle at the end of the innings. Surya Kumar Yadav has been scoring runs at the top of the order consistently and the ex-knight still remains their most integral batsmen. Duminy has been largely underused considering the strength and depth of the MI batting line up and could make way for someone else.

Bowling Line-up

Their bowling has increased steadily. Mayank Markande is a strong contender for the emerging player of the season award with 11 wickets in his debut season. The Pandya brothers too are back to doing what they do best with the ball and Ben Cutting has added the much-needed cutting edge to their bowling unit. Bowling spearheads Bumrah and McClenaghan look in fine form as well.

Key Players

Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are always at the thick of everything MI do on the pitch and definitely are players to watch out for. Markande too can be key for MI as the RR batters haven’t really been comfortable with spin all season.

Predicted XI

Suryakumar Yadav, Evan Lewis, JP Duminy, Rohit Sharma( C ), Ishan Kishan( WK ), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markhande.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals like Mumbai Indians are on a streak of 2 wins. They have the much-needed momentum in their ranks. Although RR had difficulty choosing their playing 11 at first, they have finally settled on their combination. If they are to qualify from here, they need to be positive every time they take the field. The Wankhede crowd can be intimidating but RR have to back their strengths and Ajinkya Rahane needs to take more responsibility. Rahane has done a decent job with the team but his batting form has taken a major dip with all these responsibilities. He needs to sort that out quickly if they are to make the top 4 as he forms an integral part of the part.


Batting Line-up

RR haven’t yet found their opening pair. Having chopped and changed their opening pair all season, they have lacked stability at the top of the order. Buttler’s promotion to the top of the order has been a genius move as Buttler hasn’t failed for a single innings after that. Stokes’ miserable form with the bat continues though. Rahane’s lack of form though has to change quickly. Sanju Samson also needs to pick up his form as RR move towards the business end of the tournament.

Bowling Line-Up

Jofra Archer has been instrumental in Rajasthan Royal’s late push for the top 4 with 11 wickets from just 6 games. Gowtham has been one of the finds of the seasons with his unique abilities both with bat and ball. Ish Sodhi has added the element of surprise to this RR side with his uncanny leg-breaks. They, however, have felt the impact of a good Indian pacer as Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydey Unadkat after having started strongly have faded away with the progress of the tournament. The RR bowling unit faces a herculean task against the in-form and formidable MI batting unit.

Key Players

Ish Sodhi and Jofra Archer have the potential to pick up wickets at important junctures and could be key players on Sunday. With the bat, RR would be again banking on the services of Buttler following his match-winning 95 in the last match.

Predicted Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane( C ), Jos Buttler( WK ), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi

MI Vs RR: Where to watch/Live streaming?

TV channels: Star Sports, Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Channel 9, Fox Sports, Geo Super, BeIN Sport

Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go, Yupp TV, SuperSport.

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MI Vs RR Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

The Battle of the Blues promises to be a fascinating encounter considering the position of the two teams. MI would be looking to avenge their defeat at Jaipur earlier this season by getting the better of RR at their home ground. Considering home advantage and their experience at such critical stages of IPL, Mumbai Indians start as favorites.

What do you think who will win 47th IPL match between Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals? Post your today’s match prediction in the comment section and don’t forget to vote the winning team in the poll below. Also, share the match-analysis with your friends.

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