Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
Coming off last-ball thrillers, Mumbai Indians will clash against Rajasthan Royals at their home ground at the Wankhede Stadium on a double-header Saturday.
Mumbai Indians clinched a last-ball victory against Kings XI Punjab. Chasing a total of 198, openers Quinton de Kock and debutante Siddhesh Lad were dismissed after getting starts and there was not much contribution from other batsmen.
Playing probably one of the best knocks of his IPL career, stand-in captain Kieron Pollard promoted himself to number four and smashed 83 from just 31 deliveries which included three fours and 10 sixes.
Rajasthan Royal suffered a defeat against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. Playing on a big ground and a fast outfield at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the home team batted first and got off to a quick start with openers Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler scoring some quick runs.
Rahane was dismissed in the third over and Buttler followed in the fourth. There was a lull in the middle phase, credit to some good bowling from Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner.
A 28-run hand from Ben Stokes and a 7-ball 19 from Shreyas Gopal helped Rajasthan post a 151-run total on the board, which was at least 15 runs below the par score. Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Stokes struck early as Rajasthan strangled CSK at 24-4 at one point.
However, Unadkat and Riyan Parag proved a little expensive in the middle was due to which CSK remained in the game. With 18 needed from the last over, Ben Stokes raised some hope by dismissing MS Dhoni but went for a six off the last ball to gift CSK another win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Rajasthan Royals- Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
Mumbai Indians- Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Mumbai Indians
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians), Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)
Most boundaries – Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)
Team Scores Batting First – Mumbai Indians 170+, Rajasthan Royals 155+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.