No team will be happier than the Mumbai Indians to play the next leg of the Indian Premier League in 2021 outside of Chennai. After all, the Mumbai Indians are going through one of their most difficult periods in recent memory. Mumbai Indians, who were considered title favourites before the tournament, are struggling to stay in the top four teams.

Rajasthan Royals will take on Mumbai Indians in the next contest, and they are known for their inconsistency. When it’s their day, they’re fantastic, but when it’s not, they’re awful. Both teams are in the middle of the points table and will be looking for a victory to help them improve their respective places. On April 29, 2021, this upcoming match will be held at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.



The success of the Mumbai Indians this year is strikingly different from that of the previous year. They haven’t been as relentless as they have been in the past, and their slog-overs bowling hasn’t matched their on-paper firepower. And if they are still in the top four, in fourth position, they have not been at their best. Mumbai Indians have won two and lost three games out of a total of five.

Overall, the Sunrisers Hyderabad are desperate for a win and would need a lot more than their overseas stars to perform. They miss the poise and assurance that they usually exude on the big stage. However, it will only be a matter of time before they recover their form and start scaring even the strongest of sides. Even the roaring Super Kings would have to work hard to defeat them if they return to their best form.

Mumbai has the lowest overall scoring rate at death (7.45), out of all the teams in the tournament. The fact that they have played the majority of their games in Chennai hasn’t helped them. The silver lining for Mumbai Indians has been their bowlers’ performances and Rohit Sharma’s astute captaincy. Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Jayant Yadav have all performed admirably in the past, and the same will be expected of them in Delhi.

Given the Royals’ struggles in the powerplay so far in the tournament, the Mumbai Indians can opt to bowl with Boult and Bumrah in the front row. In addition, instead of Jayant Yadav, they can look to add an extra seamer to the hand. Overall, not much has improved for the Mumbai Indians in terms of their on-paper mix, and they will recover sooner or later. They’d like to do that now, and the newer wickets will be able to assist their batsmen in regaining their rhythm. Mumbai Indians would be incredibly difficult to beat if this happens.


Rajasthan Royals are running out of options with the majority of their players choosing to end the season in the centre. They currently have only four international players to deal with and can’t risk any injury or player to drop out. With two wins in five games, the Royals are currently in sixth position on the points table.

The Royals’ top-order, which includes Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, will be their greatest strength in this upcoming match. Though Buttler hasn’t been as consistent as he’d like in the tournament so far, he has an unblemished record against the Mumbai Indians. Sanju Samson, on the other hand, has looked impressive in recent games and would like to bring together a series of decent results.

The Royals’ advantage is that they have an incredibly strong batting lineup. While their batting order is inexperienced, almost all of their players have shown excellent control when put under pressure. With almost every bowler possessing a variety of slower deliveries in their arsenals, this may be a huge advantage in Delhi.

Following their stunning victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, the Royals would be brimming with optimism. They do have a strong group of players who can make a difference on any given day. The Mumbai Indians will have their job cut out for them if the Royals’ batsmen can produce.

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