IPL 2024- Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals: Match Preview (April 1st, 2024)

1st April first match, Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan is winning every match whereas Mumbai is losing every match. Both teams are face-to-face. The first match of the month is going to be interesting to watch. This time Mumbai Indians will try to open their winning account and Rajasthan Royals will drive to make a win and deliver a hat trick of wins. Today in this article we will talk about this MI vs RR match. So whether you are a fan of Mumbai Indians or Rajasthan Royals this article will be a must-read for you all. We will talk about everything for the match. We will Share fantasy playing 11 with you and many more. So let's get started with the Venue and timing. 

Venue and timing 

Mumbai will play against Rajasthan royals on 1st April at 7.30 pm at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is Mumbai's home ground. This can give an upper hand advantage for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai will get more cheers and a crowd for them. However, In this IPL five five-time champions Mumbai Indians are struggling to achieve a single win, they have lost all their matches to date. They have played two matches in this IPL and lost all. On the other side, our Rajasthan Royals have played 2 matches also but won all two. They are in a different form. Let's see the detailed journey of both teams so far in this IPL till date. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

Mumbai Indians (MI)

The journey of Mumbai Indians so far is not good anyways. They played two matches in this IPL and lost both. Mumbai started its IPL 2024 journey with a loss against Gujarat Titans and then also lost their second match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the last match against Hyderabad Mumbai's bowlers were brutally beaten by SRH batsmen. Sunrisers Hyderabad scored a record 277 runs. This is the highest innings in IPL history forever. And in reply, they weren't able to cover it. Mumbai is placed last position on the points table. All the fans of Mumbai Indians are very sad. Everyone just wants the recover of MI. So in this upcoming match MI will also try to note down their first win. In this upcoming match, Mumbai will try their best to open their winning account.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) 

Although Rajasthan is looking so confident and bold. Their journey in this IPL 2024 started with the match against Lucknow supergiant. They won this match and then they played their second match against Delhi Capitals. In this match also the recorded winning in the match. Their players are in super form and the team is placed in third position in the point table. Rajasthan is the current favorite for this match. It's not easy for Mumbai Indians to win against Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals also will try to win this match and create a hat trick of winning the match. Let's see the overall battle of MI and RR till date in all IPLs. 

Head vs head in IPL history 

Both teams have played several matches against each other till now. They have played 28 matches against each other and in this 15 times won by Mumbai whereas 12 times Rajasthan. So we can say that Mumbai is the one who is leading this battle on paper. Although Rajasthan is not so far. However, the condition of Mumbai is not so good right now. On the other side Rajasthan Royals are on the 7th sky they are winning every match. Although Mumbai is known to come back. So we will expect a comeback from Mumbai. So let's see the expected playing 11 of both the teams and then we will look at the fantasy playing 11. Before that, have a look at the players to watch out for in this match. 

Player to watch out, for the Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan royals

Mumbai's star batsman Surya Kumar Yadav ‘sky’ missed the first two matches due to health issues. And now the report is coming that he will also not play the third match. So definitely it will be a loss for Mumbai Indians. There is a high chance that Arjun Tendulkar will play in this match. We can expect a good innings from them. Talking about batsmen, we can expect good innings from Rohit Sharma and Tilak Verma from Mumbai Indians. Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson from Rajasthan Royals. And from the bowler's side, it's Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasmit Bumrah. 

Expected playing XI 

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya ©, Ishan Kishan (WK), Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar 

Rajasthan Royals

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

Fantasy Playing XI MI vs RR

It's not an easy task to choose the fantasy playing 11. IPL is very very unpredictable. You can't predict which team or which player will perform in which match. Anything can happen here. But with all efforts and analysis, We have handpicked Fantasy Playing XI for the MI vs RR match. Keep in mind this is just an expectation and real players who perform well may vary. 

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Vice-captain: Yashaswi Jaiswal

Wicketkeeper: Joss Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan

All-rounder: R. Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Riyan Parag, Naman Dhir 

Batter: Rohit Sharma, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma

Bowler: Jasmit Bumrah 

Who can win this match? 

Who will be the winner? A big question?  The answer is simple. Winners will decided by the team's performance. And it looks like Rajasthan as a team is performing well. Isn't it? So there is a high probability that Rajasthan will win the match. However, we also have to consider the last match when Mumbai Indians clashed with SRH. Although it was a big failure for the MI bowlers that they gave 277 runs in 20 overs, we also have to look at the fact that it was a batting pitch. MI in reply played well by scoring good innings and lost by only 27 runs. So we can say there will be an equal-level match. However, our bet is with Rajasthan royals. 

Final words

All done, we are at the end of this article. In this article, we have discussed the MI vs RR match. We have discussed all about this upcoming match. IPL 2024 matches have been entertaining day by day. Big score matches are happening these days. Four and sixes are adding a flavor to the league matches. We hope this MI vs RR match also becomes a big fight match. We hope you enjoyed this article. What are your views about the upcoming match? Who will be the winner, comment down. We will meet soon with more exciting articles.

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