MI vs RR: Mumbai Indians will look to bounce back when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the 9th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday (April 2).
Mumbai Indians went on with their unwanted record of losing the season opener as Delhi Capitals beat them by 6 wickets in their opening game. They were off to a decent start, however, Delhi Capitals (DC) had other plans as Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel put on some excellent display of batting and helped DC cross the finish line.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, started their IPL 2022 campaign with a massive victory as they thoroughly outplayed SunRisers Hyderabad in the opening game and beat them by 61 runs. All their batters did well while bowlers shined with the ball.
Heading into Saturday’s doubleheader, both teams will aim for a victory. Rajasthan Royals is expected to go with the same combination while for Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav is making a comeback and he will most likely replace Anmolpreet Singh in the playing XI.
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.
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 Pitch Report
The pitch at Dr DY Patil Stadium is a good one for batting. However, it will aid quick bowlers as well in the initial overs while spinners will come into the picture in the later hours. Both the teams will look to bowl first after winning the toss.
MI vs RR Pitch Stats
- T20 matches played: 9
- Batting first Won: 1
- Batting Second Won: 8
- Matches Tied: 0
- Average 1st Innings Score: 150
- Highest team score: 205/2 – RCB vs PBKS, 2022
- Lowest team score: 112/8 – PBKS vs Pune Warriors India, 2011
MI vs RR Head-to-Head Records
Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals Form
MI vs RR Predicted 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.
Match Predictions For Match 9 – MI vs RR
If Mumbai Indians Win the Toss & Bowl First
- Rajasthan Royals Powerplay Score: 50-60
- Rajasthan Royals Overall Score: 160-180
Rajasthan Royals win the match.
If Rajasthan Royals Win the Toss & Bowl First
- Mumbai Indians Powerplay Score: 45-55
- Mumbai Indians Overall Score: 150-170
Rajasthan Royals win the match.
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