RR vs MI will be a do or die contest for both sides. Loss for RR will see them virtually eliminated from IPL 2021 while loss for MI would mean both MI and PBKS being officially out of the Indian Premier League 2021. In the recent years (since 2018), looking at head-to-head record, RR has an advantage psychologically and also MI's middle order batting this season has been a big concern for their team.
Currently both RR and MI have won 5 out of 12 matches and placed at 6th and 7th position respectively. RR are coming after a resounding victory against CSK in the previous game while MI are coming after losing a last over thriller to DC. Winner of today's game is likely to go one step ahead into the playoffs.
Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers from RR vs MI game:
Most runs for MI vs RR in IPL - Kieron Pollard (316 runs)
Most wickets for MI vs RR in IPL - Jasprit Bumrah (12 wickets)
Most runs for RR vs MI in IPL - Sanju Samson (413 runs)
Most wickets for RR[Among Current Players] vs MI in IPL - Shreyas Gopal (6 wickets)
2 - Rohit Sharma needs 2 more sixes to become the 1st Indian Player to smash 400 sixes in T20 cricket.
3 - Hardik Pandya needs 3 more sixes to become 3rd player to smash 100 sixes for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
41.87 - Suryakumar Yadav averages 41.87 with the bat against RR in IPL. Suryakumar who has been out of form for sometime in IPL 2021 has showed some glimpses of coming back to form in the match against DC and he is expected to play well against RR today.
47.82 - In overall head-to-head, RR has the best win % against MI among the current teams. RR have defeated MI 5 out of 7 times in IPL since 2018.
Best win % vs MI in IPL among current teams:
RR - 47.82%
SRH - 47.05%
DC - 46.66%
49 - Sanju Samson needs 49 more runs to become the highest run-scorer in IPL 2021. Currently, KL Rahul with 528 runs in IPL 2021 is the orange cap holder. Sanju Samson also needs 12 more runs to smash 500 runs against MI in IPL overall.
50 - Mustafizur Rahman needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 T20 wickets in the year 2021.