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Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians IPL Tips: Royals underrated for the win

Rohit Sharma
Rohit is boosted to 11/4

Ed Hawkins fancies Rajasthan Royals to prevail and says they are disrespected at their current price.


Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
Monday 22 April, 15:00
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians team news

Royals could do with getting Sandeep Sharma fit and available. It doesn't look likely that he returns for this game. Jos Buttler or Yas Jaiswal are likely to be subbed in or out for Kuldeep Sen, a pacer who we have grave doubts about his efficiency.

Possible XI: Jaiswal, Buttler/Sen (subs), Samson, Parag, Hetmyer, Powell, Ashwin, Jurel, Boult, Avesh, Chahal

Mumbai are still not picking their best XI, leaving out players like Nehal Wadhere and Nuwan Thushara who have elite numbers. Suryakumar Yadav will sub in or out for pacer Akash Madhwal, meaning he will be voided on top-bat if MI bat second.

Possible XI: Rohit, Ishan, Yadav/Madhwal (subs), Tilak, Hardik, David, Nabi, Shepherd, Gopal, Coetzee, Bumrah


Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians pitch report

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been consistent for runs this season in what has been a trend buster. First digs have come in at: 196, 193, 184 and 183. A par line of over 189.5 looks cheap if Royals bat first considering they score at an average of 9.4 an over and Mumbai are conceding at 10.


Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians match odds

Rajasthan Royals are 2.206/5 with Mumbai Indians 1.824/5. Which team are top of the table with six wins in seven again?

It's not Mumbai. The market remains enthralled to a franchise which should be doing far better on paper. But Royals are producing on the grass and considering they have home advantage it is truly bizarre that they are favourites here.

In the sixes market it's worth noting that 15 of the last 17 at the venue have come in under 17.5, which you can back at even money with Sportsbook.

Back Royals @ 2.206/5

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Back under 17.5 sixes at 2.001/1

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Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Exchange strategy

Rajasthan are the fastest scorer in the death overs and they go up against an MI side which have the worst economy rate in that period.

That's another good reason to bet Royals for the win but for an Exchange strategy we can add 60 and 70 to their innings runs for the last four.


Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians player bets

Buttler has been boosted to 3/14.00 but if he isn't in the starting XI he will be voided. Sanju Samson could be a spot of value, then at 3/14.00. Rohit Sharma has been boosted to 11/43.75 but is rarely a play. Jasprit Bumrah, dominant with the ball, is 21/10 for top MI bowler.


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Ed Hawkins P-L

2024: +29.19
2022:+16.792023: +77.75
2022:+16.79
2021: +29.41pts
2020: +5.91pts
2019: +37.25pts
2018: +23.53pts
2017: +12pts
2016: +18.1pts
2015: +38pts
2014: +31.5pts
2013: +25pt

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