The independent voice of cricket

IPL fantasy

IPL 2021 MI v RR preview: Dream11 prediction, fantasy tips & probable XI for Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

MI v RR Dream11 Preview
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

In the 24th game of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) – here are some Dream11 fantasy predictions and tips for the game.

The Delhi wicket remains more or less unknown and it will be interesting to see how two sides, who have a terrific history between them, adapt to the new surface. Mumbai Indians have had a less than ideal start to the season while Rajasthan have been handicapped by the unavailability of several players.

Check here to know where to watch IPL 2021


Head to head record

Overall: MI 12 – 12 RR
Since 2018: MI 1 – 5 RR

Know you IPL calendar by checking out the schedule here.

MI RR Dream11 Fantasy tips

  • Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard are good picks from the Mumbai batting line-up. Hardik does not have bowlers to trouble him with bounce, and could be a good pick too if you can sort out the credits for the rest of the players.
  • With balancing the credits a requirement, Sanju Samson might have to miss out if you need valuable all-rounders like Krunal Pandya and Chris Morris, both of whom add batting and bowling value.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is a no-brainer, but Trent Boult on a fresh Delhi wicket could be a handful and we might see him make an impact in the powerplay overs. A potential fantasy captain choice for this game.
  • Jos Buttler could, however, make a major impact if he gets past the powerplay. Unless you want to back Samson over Buttler, the England wicketkeeper is a good pick.
  • The Delhi surface is generally slow, and a spinner like Rahul Chahar should be in your team any way. The RR spinners are less reliable, though, and are better avoided.

Probable XI for MI RR

RR: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rewind: IPL 2020 matches between MI & RR

Game 1: MI win

Game 2: RR win

MI RR Dream 11 Team

Potential swaps

Jaiswal for Parag
Samson for Buttler
Hardik for Parag/Pollard

Captaincy options in order

Rohit, Boult, Buttler, Suryakumar, Bumrah

MI RR Dream11


Subscribe to the Wisden Cricket YouTube channel for post-match awards, player interviews, analysis and much more.

Have Your Say

Become a Wisden member

  • Exclusive offers and competitions
  • Money-can’t-buy experiences
  • Join the Wisden community
  • Sign up for free
Latest magazine

Get the magazine

12 Issues for just £39.99