|🤔 What||MI vs RR, Match 26th, IPL 2019|
|📅 When||13th April, 2019|
|📍 Where||Wankhede, Mumbai|
Welcome to We know Cricket’s MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team & Prediction, Playing 11, Match preview, and Team news. The 27th game of the IPL will be at the at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
MI after a slow start has won three matches on the bounce and climbed to the 3rd position. They have a weapon called Bumrah and we cannot emphasize enough on this, he is the key for any MI victory. The Mumbai Indians are looking much balanced now, at least on the paper. Their battling has disappointed all of us especially considering the level of Indian talent they have. Rohit Sharma was nowhere to be seen, nothing new for him but we expect him to perform at least at Wankhede!. Another West-Indian has joined the party as Pollard single-handedly won them their last game by scoring a blisterin 87 as Mumbai chased down a massive 197. Pollard’s return to form is another big plus to the MI side. How long will Pollard’s form last is a debate for another day!
RR has won one match that too against RCB so we will not consider it. If you have read our previous articles, you will notice that they are plagued with a problem and that is lack of T20 players. There are just too many controllers in the batting order, you need only one Rahane to play at a strike rate 100-120 and the rest should play at a higher rate. Failure of Butler at this moment means failure for RR. Sanju Samson is the only other batsmen who can win them a match, and he is too inconsistent to do that in a tournament such as IPL.
Let’s see who’ll have an upper hand when these two teams collide at the high scoring ground of Wankhede.
Note: The MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team /Halaplay/My Team 11 and predictions are based on various factors such as player performance, team momentum, form, pitch report, ground stats and most importantly, our experience of spending hours and hours in front of the Television watching and analyzing each and every cricket match!
For our lazy friends who don’t want to read in detail, here’s the summary-
MI vs RR: Pitch Report
- Flat, bouncy track. Great pitch for batting
- Average 1st innings score: 187
- Average 2nd innings score: 183
⚡ Most Runs at Wankhede for Mumbai: Rohit (1579), Pollard (1191)
⚡ Most Wickets at Wankhede for Mumbai: Malinga (61), McClenaghan (37)
⚡ Most Runs at Wankhede for Rajasthan: Buttler (299), Rahane (257)
⚡ Most Wickets at Wankhede for Rajasthan: Kulkarni (23), Unadkat (6)
⚡ Jos Buttler has accumulated the most points this season (155) in Dream 11 prediction followed by H Pandya at 152.2
MI vs RR 2019: Head To Head
|Total Matches||Won by MI||Won by RR||No results|
MI vs RR 2019: Squad
Mumbai Indians Squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Pankaj Jaiswal, Lasith Malinga, Rasikh Salam, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, and Quinton De Cock.
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Prashant Chopra, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, S. Midhun.
MI vs RR Playing 11 and Team News
- Rohit Sharma was not available for the last match, his status for this match is unknown
- MI might not wanna change their winning formula but I would like them to experiment
MI 2019 Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c)/S Lad, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph.
- Smith hasn’t shown husmtrue class yet and seems out of touch after his hiatus from world cricket. Rajasthan might replace him with a power-hitter in Ashton Turner
RR 2019 Playing XI: Jos Butler, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K.Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaidev Unadkat, S. Midhun, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shreyas Gopal
MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team & Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: This was the most difficult decision, both have not performed that well but have accumulated a lot of points with those short innings and catches here and there. Buttler on a pitch like this is my recommendation to be the captain.
Batsmen: Only three batsmen for this match, rest we will rely on our Wk and All-rounders, Rohit Sharma’s match status is not currently known and therefore, he is not in our team. S Yadav is currently the one-eyed king in a blind country and we have placed my faith in him with a few doubts. S. Lad can be his replacement; he was looking confident in his last match and is a Mumbai Guy through and through so at least he will be familiar with the pitch. From RR, I will pick two out of the three viable options Smith Rahane and Samson. My predictions here will depend on their mood(especially on Samson’s mood)
All-rounders: Both Pandya Brother are contributing(one more than the other) and placed in my first team, one of them will be dropped in the second team in favor of an extra batsman. Stokes’ performances till now have gone under the radar mostly because RR is losing and he is bowling the last ove. However, he has played well and has contributed on both ends. In-form Pollard can also be drafted to your side however he’s not bowling so he’s esssentialy a lower-order batsmen.
Bowlers: It is pretty straight forward, S Gopal and J Archer are the only decent bowlers from Rajasthan. Bumrah is the obvious choice because of his death-over specialities and the ability to restrict runs. Joseph will stay in my team for a few more matches before we get over that hungover of him taking 6 freaking wickets in a T20 match.
Captain & Vice Captain: Buttler, Hardik, Krunal, Bumrah, Stokes
MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team Suggestion #1:
J Butler(C), S Smith, S Samson, S Yadav(VC), B Stokes, H Pandya, K Pandya, S Gopal, J Archer, J Bumrah, and A Joseph
Captain: Buttler VC: S. Yadav
MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team Suggestion #2:
De Cock, A Rahane, S Samson, S Yadav, B Stokes, K Pollard, K Pandya, S Gopal, J Archer, J Bumrah, and A Joseph
Captain: Hardik VC: Quinton De Cock
MI vs RR 2019: Match Prediction
We are actually confused about this one. RR has the type of batsmen who can perform on such pitches. However, Rohit Sharma will likely return to the squad as he was seen batting in the nets on Friday. Still, just to make matters a bit interesting, we are betting on a Mumbai upset! We really wish RR, just to spice things up in the points table!
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*Disclaimer: The MI vs RR 2019 Dream11 Team and fantasy league predictions are based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. Feel free to take a look at the suggestions but make the final decisions yourself.