MI vs RR at this stage now is the most important encounter of the IPL 2018 as both of them are eager to grab that final 4th spot at any cost. Both the teams cannot afford to lose this one as the loser would almost be out of contention. So, let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both the franchises:
Winning track – They are on a winning track now and would like continue with the same combination. They need to win every game from here and they are very much capable of achieving this feat.
Dangerous Opening pair – Mumbai Indians are lucky that they found the right opening combination in the beginning of the season. Both Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis are enjoying their batting in the middle.
Pollard-less Indians – We all know what he can do with the bat! His failure is a big loss for Mumbai Indians and Hardik Pandya is completing his job so far. A big hitter like Pollard can change the game anytime as Pandya won’t fire everyday. Right? Too much pressure to score in the final 3-4 overs…
Buttler power – He has been the biggest strength so far for Rajasthan Royals. He has hammered 4 fifties in the last 4 games he played and is one fifty away to match the record of Virender Sehwag of 5 continues fifties in 5 matches. His terrific form is big plus for RR!
Wankhede factor for RR – Ajinkya Rahane is a Mumbaikar so he is use to the conditions of Wankhede. Also, Jos Buttler played for MI last season and is very much aware about the track of this iconic stadium. The game would be an interesting one. Right?
Stokes not a worth – RR won’t be happy with the way Ben Stokes is performing. He has been out of form with his willow and even ordinary with his bowling. Another game like this can keep him out of rest of the tournament. Stokes has to perform in this game to keep his side safe in the tournament.
Cricwizz Prediction: Mumbai Indians have a better chance over Rajasthan Royals.
What’s your thoughts?
Who will win?
- Mumbai Indians (71%, 12 Votes)
- Rajasthan Royals (29%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 17