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IPL 2021 Phase 2 MI vs RR: Preview, head-to-head, and team news

MI and RR need a desperate victory to stay in contention for IPL 2020 playoffs.

In the 51st match of the VIVO IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians will be facing Rajasthan Royals in a fierce battle for claiming the fourth spot on the points table. The game will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah at 7:30 PM IST.

Mumbai Indians need a victory on Tuesday to stay in contention for the IPL 2021 playoffs. They will be heading into this fixture on the back of a four-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals in the previous week on Saturday. The defending champions will be aiming to bounce back and stay active in the playoffs race. The bowling unit has done a fair job in phase 2, which is a good sign ahead of the two crucial games of league stages. The middle-order has been struggling to get runs lately, a frequent flow of runs from the likes of Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav can be beneficial for the team.

Rajasthan Royals also have the same scenario as their Tuesday’s opponent. The one-time IPL winners will be entering this fixture on a positive after thrashing Chennai Super Kings in their previous game on Sunday. Following the seven-wicket victory along with the top-order batsmen in a good form, RR will have an upper hand in this game considering their recent form.

Head-to-Head:
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, MI have an edge over RR as the former won 12 games while the latter emerged victorious on 11 occasions.

In their last encounter, MI beat the Rajasthan-based franchise by seven wickets in phase 1 of the season.

Team News:
Mumbai Indians: Mumbai has no issues regarding injuries and has a fully-fit squad at their disposal.

Rajasthan Royals: Rajasthan also has no casualties apart from the players who announced their exclusion ahead of phase 2.

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