MI vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match between Mumbai vs Rajasthan?

Hardik Pandya is all set to lead Mumbai Indians for the first time at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024.

By Adreej Kumar Mitra

Published – 31 Mar 2024, 15:35 IST | Updated – 31 Mar 2024, 15:45 IST

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Games are coming thick and fast in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as it enters its third week. Mumbai Indians (MI) are going to host their first game of the season at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 1. The five-time IPL champions will collide with the first-ever champions Rajasthan Royals (RR).

Mumbai Indians have had a terrible start to their season under new captain Hardik Pandya. They lost to Gujarat Titans in their opening game by six runs in Ahmedabad. In their second encounter, they conceded a record 277 runs in their 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad before being restricted to 246/5 in Hyderabad. After two disappointing results, Mumbai will be playing in front of their home fans for the first time. It will be interesting to see the reception Hardik gets at the ground, which is the home of Rohit Sharma, who the all-rounder replaced as MI skipper.

Hardik’s decision-making has been criticised in the first couple of games and he hasn’t made a mark with the bat and ball. The 30-year-old has also been booed at the stadiums. Hardik will have to dig deep and come out with a performance that wins the hearts of the MI faithful.

Rajasthan Royals are two of the three unbeaten sides in IPL 2024 thus far. They started with a 20-run win against Lucknow Super Giants in Jaipur. In their second game, Sanju Samson and Co. got the better of Delhi Capitals in a tight affair.

Riyan Parag has been one of the star performers for Rajasthan. In the two matches, he has scored 127 runs at an average of 127 and a strike rate of 171.62. The Royals would hope that the Assam batter continues his good form against Mumbai.

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MI vs RR Match Details:

Match Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2024
Venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time Monday, April 1, 7:30 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, Jio Cinema App and Website

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report:

Wankhede Stadium is known for being a batting paradise. The surface stays pretty much the same for the entire 40 overs and with short boundaries, a lot of runs are on offer for the batters. The dew factor makes things a little easier for the chasing teams at this venue. In 109 IPL games at the Wankhede Stadium, teams batting first have won 50, while chasing teams have won 59. The average first-innings score is 169. Talking about the weather, there is no rain threat and fans can expect a full game on Monday.

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Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 28
Rajasthan Royals won 12
Mumbai Indians won 15
No Result 01
First Played  May 7, 2008
Last Played April 30, 2023

MI vs RR Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians:

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (C), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, G Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka

Impact Player – Vishnu Vinod

Rajasthan Royals:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma

Impact Player – Nandre Burger

Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter:

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 24 off 12 balls against Lucknow in the first game before getting out for 5 against Delhi. He has been in imperious touch in the lead-up to the IPL. Wankhede Stadium is the southpaw’s home ground when he plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He will know exactly what to expect from the surface. Last year, he smashed a 62-ball 124 against Mumbai Indians at this venue. He will be hoping to replicate his heroics once again this season.

Probable Best Bowler:

Trent Boult will be returning to his former IPL home where he had done quite well, especially with the new ball. In the 2020 season, he picked up 25 wickets in 15 matches at an economy rate of 7.97. The new ball does a bit under the lights at the Wankhede Stadium. He will look to make the best use of it and give Rajasthan some early wickets.

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Today’s Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the match

Scenario 1

Mumbai Indians win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 50-60

First Innings Score – 200-210

Rajasthan Royals win the match

Scenario 2

Rajasthan Royals win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 45-55

First Innings Score – 180-190

Rajasthan Royals win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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