Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2023 Match 42 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Mumbai Indians host Rajasthan Royals in the second game of the IPL on Sunday. This should be an excellent game with Rajasthan Royals favourites at 4/5  (1.80) to win and Mumbai Indians 1/1 (2.00) to get the victory.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 42
  • April 30, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Wankhede Stadium

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Although the historical average first innings score at the Wankhede Stadium is under 168, in this year’s tournament it sits at 185. We expect a quick wicket which will also turn for the spin bowlers.

The forecast is for a temperature of 29 degrees throughout this fixture with the humidity level of 66% remaining constant from start to finish.

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals – Match Predictions

Both of these sides have lost two of their last three matches but it is Mumbai Indians who are looking to prevent their third successive defeat in this game. Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings in their last match and we are backing them to win on Sunday.

Probable 6s

Although Rajasthan Royals are averaging only 7.78 sixes per game in the 2023 IPL compared to Mumbai Indians on 8.86, we are backing the visitors to hit the most sixes on Sunday evening. Jos Buttler is due a big score and when that happens you can expect to see plenty of balls ending up in the crowd. We anticipate a figure approaching 20 sixes in the game but are backing Rajasthan to hit the most.

Our prediction: Rajasthan Royals to hit most sixes in the match at 1/1 (2.00).

Probable Wickets

After coming into the team at the start of the last game due to an injury to New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult, Adam Zampa showed how good he is at T20 cricket with figures of 3-22 from three overs. On a pitch which is likely to provide assistance to the spinners, we expect the Australian leg-spinner to be the top wicket taker for the Royals in Mumbai.

Our prediction: Adam Zampa to be Rajasthan Royals’ highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

Jos Buttler has been dismissed for a duck in two of his last four innings but he has still managed to amass 271 runs with three half-centuries in the tournament. He very rarely fails on a consistent basis and we expect to see him back top scoring for Rajasthan Royals in this game. He is a very entertaining batter as well as a top fielder and he is our prediction to be awarded the Man of the Match award at the end of this game.

Our prediction: Jos Buttler to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

This will be the 29th contest between two of the most recognisable IPL teams. So far, it is Mumbai Indians who lead the head to head 15-13 and we could well be in for a close game in this fixture.

Mumbai Indians

With Jofra Archer still unavailable with a minor injury, Mumbai Indians do lack a leader in their attack. Arjun Tendulkar will bowl with pace at the top of the innings but is likely to leak runs as he is used in an attacking capacity.

Predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Arjun Tendulkar, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson announced that Trent Boult had a “niggle” at the toss against Chennai Super Kings and we doubt he will be risked if not 100% fit ahead of this match. With Adam Zampa in the side, Rajasthan have a fine array of spin bowlers on show.

Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians are not amongst the favourites for the 2023 IPL title but they are not far off the top four at the moment. This is a game you will not want to miss and you can find out your options for watching this game in this article.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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