Rajasthan hope for Buttler to fire
- Mumbai strive for bowling balance
- Rajasthan need big runs from Buttler again
Rajasthan are at the top of the table with five wins in eight matches. They have lost two of their last three games, but a win in the previous game should give them some confidence. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.78 to beat Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians have had a mixed season with a hat-trick of wins promising much in between but two losses followed that as they head into the game. Mumbai Indians have odds of 2.01 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Head-to-head record, MI v RR
In head-to-head matches, Rajasthan have won 13 and Mumbai Indians have won 15. At the Wankhede, Rajasthan have won three and Mumbai four. Mumbai have won three of the last four matches between these teams.
The pitch at Wankhede is a batting paradise and with dew around, the team chasing will have a significant advantage. Captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
Rajasthan are at the top of the table while Mumbai Indians are languishing at the eighth position. Rajasthan have a win probability of 54%.
The average score at the Wankhede in Chepauk is 175-180 runs, one of the best scoring venues in the country. Given the big hitters in either side, the team batting first should aim for a total over 200.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is conducive to pace early on in the first innings, but post that it’s a haven for batters with plenty of runs on offer.
Players to keep an eye on…
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Jos Buttler: Buttler has gone three matches without a big score which is super rare for the Englishman. Expect him to fire here at a batting friendly venue.
Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar is yet to hit peak form but against the Rajasthan spinners, he could be the key for Mumbai.
IPL 2023, Match 42 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
MI v RR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Rajasthan to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RR’s best batter.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is in great form and has been covering up for Buttler’s recent lack of runs. Back Jaiswal at 5.21 to be Rajasthan’s top batter!