Rajasthan bank on individual brilliance
The unknown nature of the Delhi wicket makes this a super interesting clash. But even otherwise, Rajasthan Royals have gotten the better of the defending champions several times to earn bragging rights. With a depleted squad, however, they stand less chance to beat Mumbai and have odds of 2.35 to pull off a win in this match against Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians have had a really poor start to the season by their standards. To beat RR, they will know that they still have to produce their best and it could come down to that bowling unit. Mumbai have odds of 1.54 to beat RR.
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Overall records level despite Mumbai’s league domination
The fact that Rajasthan Royals have managed to win four of their last five matches against Mumbai Indians at a time the latter has dominated the league shows how good RR have been in countering Mumbai’s strengths. Overall, they have a 12-12 record in the IPL.
RECOMMENDED BET: Mumbai have a strong squad and better resources at their disposal, giving them odds of 1.54 to beat RR
Teams have made similar, sluggish starts to the season, but from a personnel point of view, Rajasthan are badly hit. Mumbai, on the other hand, tend to wake up in the second half of a season.
Keep an eye on…
Sanju Samson: He played a blinder in a losing cause before showing maturity and composure in their win in the last game. Samson could be a key player of RR are to test Mumbai Indians in this fixture.
Trent Boult: Boult has the ability to take wickets up front and on a fairly new Delhi wicket, the New Zealand seamer will be a handful against some of the suspect Rajasthan Royals top-order batsmen.
TIP: Rohit Sharma has threatened to fire a few times and has odds of 8.00 to win the Player of the Match award.
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