Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Head to Head Rivalry

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).

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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 25 IPL fixtures with Mumbai Indians having the advantage in this exciting match-up.

They have such close records that they generate enormous excitement and maintain loyalty among bettors and fans alike.

The Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians have met 20 times before the IPL 2020. The MI came out victorious in most of their encounters. Their 2020 matches didn’t significantly change that score. The teams met twice in the IPL’s 13th season — once in the 20th and the next time in the 45th game of the 2020 IPL. Both RR vs MI IPL 2020 matches were quite exciting to watch. The Mumbai Indians triumphed in the first one, winning by 57 runs, and the Rajasthan Royals prevailed in the second, winning by eight wickets.

The Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals played against each other on two occasions in 2021, as well. The RR vs MI IPL 2021 matches took place on April 29 and October 5. Even though this season turned out to be a letdown for the MI, the team managed to score wins in both of the mentioned encounters. They won by seven wickets in the first and by eight in the second one.

RR vs MI Head-to-Head

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 almost 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.

MI vs RR Head to Head

25 Matches MI RR
Wins 13 11
Loses 11 13
Highest Score 212 208
Lowest Score 92 90

Most Interesting Matches Between MI and RR

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.

RR vs MI - May 14, 2009

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.

RR vs MI - March 13, 2010

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.

Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians (the MI) are a franchise cricket team based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is owned by Reliance Industries Limited, one of India’s largest conglomerates. Just like the RR, the Mumbai Indians were founded in 2008.

MI’s IPL journey has been fruitful. The team had a weaker start, ranking fifth and seventh in IPL’s first two seasons. However, it quickly caught up. The MI IPL winning streak started in 2010, when the Indians reached the finals for the first time. The MI has won five IPL trophies over the years — in fact, it’s the only IPL team that has managed to top the league for four years in a row. This MI IPL record is yet to be broken.

According to MI IPL stats, the Mumbai Indians have played 218 games so far, and they came out victorious in 125 of them. Having lost only 89 IPL matches since 2008, the MI currently hold the highest winning percentage out of all IPL competing teams — 58.25%.

Still, last season was not their best. The Mumbai Indians failed to qualify for the playoffs, even though their 2021 squad was seen as one of the best in the league that year.

In spite of their underwhelming performance last season, the Mumbai Indians are one of the IPL 2022 fan favourites. According to cricket experts, this MI IPL squad looks promising, as the team has managed to bring in some of the strongest players this season. The Indians boast a great mix of right- and left-handed batters, as well as outstanding pace power hitters. Ishan, Rohit, Suryakumar, Pollard, Varma, and David are the MI players who’ll fill the team’s batting department this year.

You won’t see the likes of Archer and Boult in the forefront of MI’s bowling lineup this season. However, that shouldn’t affect the MI IPL status significantly since a death-bowling pair — Mills and Burmah — has been added to the squad. All in all, you shouldn’t be too surprised if the Mumbai Indians manage to break the famous MI IPL record mentioned above themselves.

Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals (the RR) are a cricket team from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The team was founded as one of the initial eight IPL franchises in 2008 and is known for its high potential.

The RR started its IPL journey on a high, winning the league’s inaugural edition. However, the team hit a dry spell in the following seasons. The RR stats show that it has reached the playoffs only four times and never made it to the finals again. The IPL 2008 title remains the only one this team has won so far.

Unfortunately, the list of RR records is not long. The Rajasthan Royals’ IPL journey has been tarnished by numerous controversies. One of them took place in 2016, when three of its players were arrested on charges of spot-fixing. As a result, the team was suspended for the two following seasons — from 2016 to 2017 — on disciplinary grounds.

From the looks of it, things are looking up for the Rajasthan Royals this year. The RR IPL 2022 team seems to be ready to lift the trophy once again after 14 years.

The Royals, who always largely depended on their overseas players, have decided to change their ways this season and rope in more home-grown talent instead. The team has armed itself with amazing players on both the batting and bowling front. Three star players — Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Yashasvi Jaiswal — have been retained ahead of the mega auction, whereas Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, and Ravi Ashwin have been added to the bowling department.

Buttler, known as one of the best batters in the realms of T20 cricket, had some great performances in a couple of IPL’s previous seasons. Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal both had terrific seasons last year, and now, they appear to be in excellent shape. The experts hail Ashwin and Chahal as the best spin duo we’ll witness this year and claim 2022 will be Krishna’s breakout season. The only glaring weakness of RR’s player lineup is the absence of Ben Stokes — one of the top all-rounders in India.

RR vs MI - Betting

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RR vs MI Odds

IPL match RR to Win MI to Win
RR vs MI 2.22 1.64

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