After their recent loss against Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals (RR) are forced to win every match they play from here on if they wish to be one of the teams to make it to the playoffs.
RR will be hosting the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur under a lot of pressure. With their home state watching them, pinning all their hopes to grab a win, the team will need to prevent pressure from getting to them. The MI boys, on the other hand, are on a roll at the moment having won six matches out of nine and are sitting comfortably at the second position in the IPL points table.
The Rajasthani heat won’t be kind, as the sun has been ruthless this summer to the people of Jaipur. Playing at 4 PM will have its negative effects on the players. The temperature is set to hover around 34 Degrees Celsius. There won’t be dew when the match starts but is predicted to fall at 8PM, a time at which the match will have ended.
The pitch in Jaipur has slowed down considerably as the season has progressed and that has taken place in the last couple of matches. It probably won’t be a match with high scores. Anything over 140-150 should turn out to be a match-winning total.
Jos Buttler – RR
Rohit Sharma – MI
Final Match Winner
Our prediction is that MI will continue their winning streak and will crush RR’s hopes of being in the playoffs.