One of the biggest, most interesting rivalries in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). The IPL sees all eight teams play one another twice annually before the leading contenders advance to the playoff rounds.
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While every fixture is crucial for points accumulation, the Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals generate the most support from spectators. These two teams have faced off in 23 IPL fixtures, with each team being victorious an equal 11 games—one game was cancelled due to rain.
They have such close records that they generate enormous excitement and maintain loyalty among bettors and fans alike. Despite MI dominating the IPL season, when MI vs RR faced off, the Rajasthan Royals dominated the field, having won four out of the last five games that these two teams played against each other.
The Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians, both founding teams, each have rivalries against other teams in the IPL. Even so, none come close to the intensity between these two teams when they go head to head on a cricket pitch. They have entirely different histories statistically, yet MI vs RR games always generate the most interest from both spectators and sportsbook bettors.
From the comparison table below, you will see that the bragging rights between MI and RR remain equal, as far as wins are concerned. The Rajasthan Royals impressed cricket fans worldwide in the 2020 IPL season by being among the few to give the Mumbai Indian champions a run for their money.
Our experts at 10CRIC did not expect anything less from this aggressive team, as they always bring their best to MI vs RR matchups and have yet to lose a game against the Mumbai Indians over the last two IPL seasons.
The most fascinating Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians matches in history date back to the early IPL years. Let's go back to 2009 and 2010 to see where this fierce rivalry all started.
The Rajasthan Royals won the initial toss and decided to bat first at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. RR batted well until Quinney fell in the 16th over with a score of 126 runs. The pitch was slow and reaching 160 runs from the few balls and batsman left to play seemed a formality for RR. But the Mumbai bowlers managed to keep the game tight and restricted the Royals to a total of 145 runs for seven wickets.
When Mumbai took the field, Nayar played superbly to put them in the lead. RR held their composure and quickly took three wickets to secure the win and move up to third place on the points table. This was a nail-biting game for players and spectators alike as MI lost by only two runs with a final score of 143 runs from 10 wickets.
Mumbai won the toss and batted first at the Brabourne Stadium. The MI batsman managed to set the bar high for RR, with the total score being 212 runs for six wickets by the end of 20 overs. This looked like an impossible score for RR to surpass.
The Royals sent in their first batting pair. Unfortunately for them, the first batsman was out before the crowd had settled into their seats. The game was on, and MI wasn’t taking any prisoners. What started as a sure win for the Mumbai Indians quickly turned into a hair-raising chase when MI began feeling the pressure with 30 balls to go.
The crowd was on the edge of their seats, not daring to turn away, as the fours and sixes were never-ending. Fantastic batting took RR right up to 208 runs for seven wickets, but they still fell short as the overs came to an end. MI took the win by a mere four runs.
The Mumbai Indians are one of the founding teams in the IPL and they are owned by Reliance Industries, India’s most massive cricket conglomerate. The team won its first title in 2013. After that, the MI seemed unstoppable as they claimed four more IPL titles in the next seven years.
The team's captain, Kieron Pollard, has led the IPL Mumbai Indians through most of their winning games. Pollard, the all-rounder, is undoubtedly one of MI’s top players, along with Ishan Kishan, a wicket-keeper and left-hand batsman, and Jasprit Bunrah, the all-rounder.
As the prominent team in IPL, MI was also the first team to traverse $100 million in brand value among the other IPL franchises. Diesel, the fashion brand from Italy, in collaboration with the IPL Mumbai Indians, launched its collector’s edition of merchandise clothing. In 2019, Netflix released the Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians documentary. This movie documentary follows the rise of MI to fame in the Indian Premier League. The team’s motto is ‘Duniya Hila Denge Hum’, which translates into ‘We will rock the world’, and that is precisely what they’re doing in the cricketing world. They’re currently the first and only team to hold five IPL titles after becoming the 2020 IPL champions.
The team has changed home-ground stadiums three times over the years. The DY Patil Stadium was their home ground for 2008 and 2009. MI used the Brabourne stadium while the Wankhede Stadium was being renovated and won all but one of their games. Since its completion, the Wankhede Stadium has been the team’s home ground.
The Rajasthan Royals have come a long way from initially being viewed as a weaker IPL team. They surpassed expectations and managed to win the tournament in its inaugural year. RR hasn’t won the IPL tournament since then and even placed last in the 2020 IPL season.
In 2015, after the 2013 betting scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to suspend the RR team for two consecutive years. Thus, they were forced to forgo the following two IPL seasons. They finally made their return in 2018.
The IPL Rajasthan Royals team uses the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Juniper as their home ground. Their current captain, Sanju Samson, is the youngest batsman ever to surpass the 2000 run achievement in IPL history. He is also the second-youngest player in IPL history to score a 50-run half-century. The teams most prominent players, other than Samson, include Ajinkya Rahane, the current vice-captain, Jofra Archer, who joined the RR team in 2018, and top batsman Jos Buttler. The Rajasthan Royals most significant win against the Mumbai Indians was in 2013 when they won the match by an astounding 87 runs.
Unfortunately, the ongoing global pandemic has caused the BCCI to delay the 2021 IPL season’s starting dates. Still, it will return, as the new start has been set for mid-April provisionally. The finals will be pushed back accordingly and are now set down for early June while the BCCI considers moving the IPL 2021 solely to Indian soil.
Instead of the standard auction process, a mini-action has been arranged in February this year in Chennai. The teams will also be allowed to retain however many squads as they would like. Let’s look at IPL 2021 MI vs RR specific news and what changes these two rivals have made ahead of the IPL 2021 mini-auction.
The MI team have retained their main players while releasing Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell McClenaghan and James Patterson. We will also miss Lasith Malinga, as he has since retired. A Nagaland local teen player, Khrievitso Kensei, was invited to participate in the Mumbai Indian team trials.
The RR team have also retained their main players while releasing Tom Curran, Steve Smith and seven other players. They now have the third-largest pocketbook out of the teams for the upcoming bidding.
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Of course, MI are this year’s favourites again, as the previous champions. Unlike other matchups, we already know that the Rajasthan Royals game won’t be a walk in the park. At 10CRIC, we have a diverse market pool for you to indulge in, which makes us India’s best cricket betting site.
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