Rajasthan Royals(RR) are set to face Mumbai Indians(MI) in the 44th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) in the second clash of the doubleheader on Saturday, April 30 at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals have already tasted a lot of success, winning six of their eight games so far. They are currently at the second position in the points table and are coming off a magnificent victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous game. The Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match by 29 runs. They defended a meagre total of 144 runs with a disciplined bowling attack. Uncapped bowler Kuldeep Sen picked 4 wickets for just 20 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was also at his best as he picked 3 wickets for 17 runs.
On the other hand Mumbai Indians are having the worst run in the IPL. They are on a eight match losing spree and their misery knows no bound. They are still searching for their first win. A win in this match can help RR reach the first position in the points table. e Rohit Sharma-led side has struggled in all three departments so far and the lack of consistent partnerships from the top order has been a major issue as well. They are likely to bring in Tim David and Fabien Allen into the XI in places of Daniel Sams and Dewald Brevis.
WAGING ODDS: RR (1.83) VS MI (2.00)
RR are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
MI are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The pitch has had some assistance for the bowlers and the captain in the previous outings. Rajasthan Royals have been quite consistent in the cash rich tournament while Mumbai Indians are having a tough time. Given the contrasting performances of both the teams, Royals are likely to clinch a victory.
Prediction: RR to win the match.