MI vs RR Match 9 Preview
Mumbai Indians started off their IPL 2022 campaign with a defeat as Delhi Capitals beat them by 4 wickets in their opening game.
Mumbai, batting first posted 177 runs on board, thanks to Ishan Kishan (81) and Rohit Sharma’s (41) brilliance with the bat.. Their bowlers were thrashed badly by the DC lower middle-order. Even, Jasprit Bumrah gave away 43 runs in 3.2 overs. They need to improve their death bowling. Mumbai Indians are currently placed at the ninth position on the points table.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand played their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad where they won the game by 61 runs. Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal smashed 55 runs and 41 runs respectively for Rajasthan Royals in that game. Their bowlers did an excellent job too. They must be looking to continue their winning streak in the tournament. However, it isn’t going to be an easy task against the five-times champion.
Talking about their head-to-head record, the two teams have played 26 matches against each other in the history of IPL where Mumbai Indians emerged victorious on 14 occasions while Rajasthan Royals have 12 wins in their kitty.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 9 of the Indian Premier League 2022 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
MI vs RR Match Details
- Match: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 9
- Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST) / 10:00 AM (GMT)
- Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
MI vs RR, Match 9 Pitch Report
The wicket at the DY Patil stadium will offer help to both the batters as well as the bowlers. Anything around 170 would be a competitive total at this venue. Like other tracks in Mumbai, the chasing team will have an upper hand in the match. Both teams will be looking to bowl first after winning the toss.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches played here is 149 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
MI vs RR Head-to-Head Records
Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals Form
MI vs RR Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult.
Top 5 Picks For MI vs RR
1. Ishan Kishan
The young opener of Mumbai Indians started from where he left in IPL 2021. He smashed 81 off 48 balls in the opening game against DC and remained unbeaten. He must be looking to sustain the momentum in future games.
2. Suryakumar Yadav
The ace batter will be available against Rajasthan Royals. He has notched 308 runs in eight matches against Rajasthan Royals at an average of 44.00 and strike rate of 145.28. It will be interesting to see how he will take on the new bowling lineup of Rajasthan Royals.
3. Jos Buttler
The right-handed wicketkeeper-batter from Rajasthan Royals has smashed 35 runs in the last game against SunRisers Hyderabad and give a good start to the team.
4. Yuzvendra Chahal
He bowled brilliantly against SunRisers Hyderabad as he picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 5.5. He must be looking to capitalize on the good start.
5. Devdutt Padikkal
He looked in a good form with the bat against SunRisers Hyderabad as he smashed 41 runs and played some impressive shots while he was there on the field.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Performers For MI vs RR
|Ishan Kishan||120 Points|
|Sanju Samson||94 Points|
|Devdutt Padikkal||67 Points|
|Rohit Sharma||65 Points|
|Jos Buttler||52 Points|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Performers MI vs RR
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Ishan Kishan||81 Runs|
|Sanju Samson||55 Runs|
|Devdutt Padikkal||41 Runs|
|Rohit Sharma||41 Runs|
|Jos Buttler||35 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For MI vs RR
- Sanju Samson
- Ishan Kishan
- Rohit Sharma
MI vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, Tilak Varma
- All-Rounders: Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Murugan Ashwin
- Captain: Sanju Samson
- Vice-Captain: Ishan Kishan
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal
- All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Trent Boult, Tymal Mills, Prasidh Krishna
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Devdutt Padikkal
MI vs RR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
MI vs RR Probable Winner
Rajasthan Royals is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.