IPL 2024, RR vs MI: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head To Head Record | Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians

Apr 22, 2024

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Table-toppers Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday (April 22). Currently leading the points table with an impressive record of 6 wins out of 7 matches, RR will enter the contest with confidence and momentum on their side. On the contrary, MI find themselves in the middle of the points table, having secured victories in 3 out of their 7 matches so far. Ranked at number 6, MI will be eager to improve their standing and make a statement against the formidable RR side.

RR vs MI: Head-to-Head Records:

RR and MI have faced off 29 times since the inception of the IPL in 2008.
Their encounters have showcased equilibrium, yet Mumbai hold a distinct advantage over Rajasthan. With 15 victories under their belt, MI have consistently prevailed, while RR have savoured triumph in 143 matches.
In encounters at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, MI have clashed with RR on eight occasions. RR have held dominance in these matchups, emerging victorious five times on their home turf. On the other hand, MI have secured victory three times during their visits to Wankhede Stadium.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Overview:

Sanju Samson‘s Rajasthan are riding high on confidence after a thrilling 2-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their recent away match. With this momentum behind them, they will aim to secure another win and extend their lead at the summit of the points table.

RR’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against MI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson (c/wk)
Riyan Parag
Shimron Hetmyer
Dhruv Jurel
Ravichandran Ashwin
Trent Boult
Yuzvendra Chahal
Kuldeep Sen
Avesh Khan

A closure look:

Batting Prowess: Yashasvi, Buttler, and Samson headline a formidable batting lineup for the team. Jaiswal’s explosive stroke play, Buttler’s aggressive approach, and Samson’s leadership as captain and wicketkeeper provide a solid foundation at the top order. Supported by the likes of Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, and Dhruv Jurel, the middle order boasts versatility and depth.
Spin Mastery: Yuzvendra Chahal stands out as the primary spin option for the team. Known for his ability to deceive batsmen with his variations and flight, Chahal consistently provides crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs, adding significant pressure on opposition batting lineups.
All-round Prowess: Ravichandran Ashwin showcases his all-round capabilities, contributing in both spin and batting departments while also offering valuable insights as a strategic player.
Bowling Versatility: Boult, Sandeep, and Avesh spearhead the pace attack, bringing a mix of swing, accuracy, and aggression. Their ability to swing the ball and pick up early wickets, along with their variations, makes them a formidable force in the bowling department.

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Mumbai Indians (MI) Overview:

Mumbai have been grappling with consistency issues, they are arriving with boosted morale following their recent nail-biting 8 runs triumph over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mullanpur.

MI’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 against RR:

Ishan Kishan (wk)
Rohit Sharma
Suryakumar Yadav
Tilak Varma
Hardik Pandya (c)
Tim David
Romario Shepherd
Gerald Coetzee
Piyush Chawla
Jasprit Bumrah
Akash Madhwal

Squad Characteristics:

Batting Strength: Ishan, Suryakumar and Tilak present a formidable batting force for Mumbai. Ishan and Rohit can kick off with explosive starts and are capable of forging partnerships even in tough conditions. Vishnu and Tilak further solidify the middle order, while Tim David’s adeptness in finishing adds depth to the lineup.
Spin Dominance: Piyush Chawla might command the spin department for Mumbai. Known for his precision and knack for crucial breakthroughs, his array of variations poses a constant threat during the middle overs, providing Mumbai with a strong spin option.
All-round Impact: Hardik and Romario Shepherd bring a blend of skills to Mumbai’s arsenal. Hardik’s dual proficiency with bat and ball brings equilibrium to the team, while Shepherd’s adaptability ensures his effectiveness in various game scenarios, offering crucial breakthroughs and contributing with the bat in crunch situations.
Bowling Versatility: Coetzee, Bumrah, and Madhwal can be seen leading the pace attack for Mumbai. With their raw pace and ability to extract bounce, they emerge as potent weapons on the field. Their seam variations and aggressive bowling style consistently trouble opposition batters, maintaining pressure throughout the innings.

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