Pitch Report Of Wankhede Stadium
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IPL 2024 MI vs RR: Head-to-Head Stats, Records & Pitch Report Of Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will clash at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 1, Monday. This eagerly awaited match marks the beginning of MI’s home games and the first away game for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024. This encounter between two powerhouse teams promises to be an exciting spectacle for cricket fans across India.

Mumbai Indians have faced setbacks in their opening games of the IPL 2024 season, suffering defeats against Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Their match against SRH witnessed an intense battle, with Mumbai falling short by 31 runs while chasing a mammoth target of 278 runs. Despite a valiant effort, Mumbai managed to reach 246/5 during the chase. This thrilling encounter also marked a milestone in IPL history, as it became the highest-scoring game ever, with a staggering total of 523 runs being scored.

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Rajasthan Royals, on the contrary, are entering this match on the back of consecutive victories against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals. Avesh Khan showcased his prowess in death bowling during the previous match, successfully defending 17 runs in the final over to secure a crucial win for the Rajasthan Royals.

Before the start of the season, the Royals executed a swap deal, acquiring Avesh Khan in exchange for Devdutt Padikkal, primarily for his expertise in death bowling. Avesh Khan, along with Sandeep Sharma, now serves as Rajasthan Royals’ specialist death bowlers. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are facing increasing challenges following two consecutive defeats. They are now set to face a team that has historically performed well against them.

MI vs RR Head To Head Stats & Records

Total matches played: 28 matches

Mumbai Indians won: 15 matches

Rajasthan Royals won: 12 matches

No result: 1 match

Highest target: 214 runs (Mumbai Indians)

Lowest total: 90 runs (Rajasthan Royals)

In the IPL, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have faced off in 28 matches. Out of these encounters, Mumbai has secured victory in 15 matches, while Rajasthan has emerged victorious 12 times. Furthermore, one match ended without a result.

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MI vs RR Head To Head Stats & Records At Wankhede Stadium

Total matches played: 10 matches

MI won: 6 matches

RR won: 4 matches

Tied: 0

No result: 0

IPL Stats & Records At Wankhede Stadium

Total matches played: 109 matches

Won batting first: 50 matches

Won bowling first: 59 matches

No result: 0

Average totals: 162.95 runs

Highest total: 235 runs

Lowest Totals: 214 runs

In the 109 games played at the Wankhede Stadium, teams batting second have held the advantage with 59 wins compared to the 50 wins by teams batting first. The pacers have collectively taken 865 wickets at an average of 28.43, while the spinners have accounted for 361 wickets, averaging over 30. This venue has witnessed many high-scoring matches, with the average first innings score being 169.

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Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is famous for its pitch that favors batsmen. With a red soil base, it offers excellent bounce and a consistent pace, making it ideal for stroke-making batsmen. Although the early overs may offer some swing for pacers, spinners often find it challenging due to the lack of significant turns. Overall, matches at this venue tend to be high-scoring affairs, aided by shorter boundaries and a fast outfield, which are particularly advantageous for batsmen, especially during night games.

MI And RR Full Squad (Updated)

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma, Kumar Kartikeya, Ishan Kishan, Mohammad Nabi, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Shivalik Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Anshul Kamboj, Nuwan Thushara, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Arjun Tendulkar, Tim David, Akash Madhwal, N. Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah, Nehal Wadhera, Luke Wood, Vishnu Vinod, Romario Shepherd, Naman Dhir, Shams Mulani, Hardik Pandya (c).

Note: Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav is recovering from sports hernia surgery and is likely to miss a few more IPL matches.

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Dhruv Jurel, Trent Boult, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kuldeep Sen, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Shimron Hetmyer, Abid Mushtaq, Sanju Samson (c), Keshav Maharaj, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kunal Rathore, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Navdeep Saini, Shubham Dubey, Rovman Powell, Prasidh Krishna.

Note: Keshav Maharaj, a South African spinner, replaced Prasidh Krishna for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024.