Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a must-see meeting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, October 6. Both MI and RR are looking forward to fourth place to join Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals. and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021 playoffs.
Rajasthan Royals beats Mumbai Indians @ 2.28
Rajasthan and Mumbai have the worst Net Run Rate (NRR) of the four teams competing for a play-off spot in IPL 2021. Mumbai is reeling in seventh after losing four of their last five matches, while sixth-seeded Rajasthan have only had two wins in their last five encounters.
MI batting has been subpar all season and Rohit Sharma made no effort to admit it after falling four wickets against Delhi Capitals (DC). Out-of-form Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest score for the side with 33 runs, while Quinton de Kock was the second highest points scorer with 19. The bowlers have done relatively well but have not found support from Mumbai’s famous batting lineup. Rohit Sharma is the only player from the team in the list of top 10 batsmen to score the most runs in the tournament after match 49 of the 2021 IPL.
The storyline is no different for Rajasthan by Sanju Samson. He is the only batsman on the team to have secured a place in the list of top 10 IPL 2021 run-getters. The reckless batsman occupies third place with 480 runs. Like MI, no other RR batsman has crossed the 300-run mark. Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal have shown some consistency and Shivam Dube provided much needed momentum towards the end of the final match to help his team shoot 190 with 15 balls left against Chennai. On the bowling front, the consistency is not good, with pacers leaking over 50 runs quite often.
MI’s strong bowling unit and their batsmen’s ability to beat the opponent in high voltage matches will give Rohit Sharma’s team a serious shot at beating Sanju Samson’s Pink Army.
Sanju Samson scores a 50 @ 5.7
The excitement is at its peak when Sanju Samson walks in the middle to punch. The Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain has been praised time and again for his immense batting prowess, but inconsistency has often been his downfall.
He started the 2020 IPL with a bang, scoring 74 and 85 in the first two matches before returning to the pavilion for 8, 4, 0 and 5 in the next four outings.
In IPL 2021, Sanju Samson hit a sparkling 63-ball 119 knock in his team’s 2021 IPL opener against PBKS. Scores of 4, 1, 21, 42*, 42 and 48 followed before the edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in India. The Kerala star shone and again showed better consistency in the UAE stage of the 14th edition. In his four appearances in the Gulf nation to date, he has scored two fifties (70* and 82) and currently ranks third in the list of the season’s highest finishers. 480 runs is what Samson has done with an average of 48 in 12 games. The 26-year-old started 28 and 19 in his last two games, but came out both times trying to clear the boundary lines.
Sanju Samson was part of the recent Sri Lanka tour where he played in all three T20Is and scored 27, 7 and 0. The poor showing meant he was ignored by the Indian squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup. Also, RR needs both their remaining matches to make the play-offs and that gives Samson two points to score a solid fifty and make a statement. to make.
Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has yet to score a fifty in the UAE stage of the IPL 2021, and with his team on the cusp of being kicked out of the play-offs, the 34-year-old has to face eager to go big against the Royals on Wednesday. He scored 33 and 43 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and 43 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), but could only score 8 and 7 in his next two appearances against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC) respectively.
The last two of his three layoffs were against the spinners as he tried to clear the midwicket region. In the final game against DC, Rohit aimed for a pull-shot from Avesh Khan, but the ball slipped faster than he expected and ended up in the hands of a short third-man fielder. The veteran campaigner must have learned by now that he was found underweight while trying to clear the border on the leg side. Moreover, with his team’s back pressed against the wall, it is certain that the ‘Hitman’ will look to set the stage in Sharjah on fire.
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