IPL 2022: On Saturday, two matches will take place, and it is a double header. The first match will be played between the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. It is a day game, so the match will start at 3:30 PM at DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Both teams have played one game but have had contrasting results. Mumbai lost to Delhi Capitals in their opening match of the tournament. Rajasthan Royals won their first match and are sitting at the top of the points table because of their dominating win over SRH.
Both teams will face each other now in their next game with the aim of winning. MI would be very clear in their mind to win and open their account with two points. On the other hand, RR has a great chance to maintain the first position with a win over MI. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
IPL 2022: MI vs RR, 9th Match Prediction and Preview
Mumbai Indians haven’t won their opening match of the season since 2012. So this season was also the same old story. Even after scoring a competitive target of 177 runs, MI lost their first match easily against the Delhi Capitals. Skipper Rohit and wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan were good with their bats and that was the only positive they had in their opening match. None of the other batters scored runs.
MI also missed the services of Suryakumar Yadav in their opening match. But the good news for them is that their star batsman is back with the team and will play against RR. And this will be a confidence-booster for the team. But still, other batsmen need to perform to give their team some chances. He will most likely replace Anmolpreet Singh. And the rest of the team will be the same as in the last match.
Probably XI: Ishan Kishan (Wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi and Tymal Mills.
Sanju Samson and his team had the best possible start to the 15th edition of the TATA IPL 2022. RR thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs. Rajasthan ticked all the boxes, whether it was their pace bowling, spinners, openers, or the skipper himself. All the players contributed to that win. As a result, RR has established themselves as the tournament favorites.
Now their next challenge is against the Mumbai Indians, the team that has a better record against them. But records are made to be broken. And with such a powerful line-up that RR has, they can do it very easily. Rajasthan is the most settled team in the tournament. And all the players are in form right now. The playing XI will be the same as it played against SRH. Samson would not want to change the winning combination.
Probably XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
IPL 2022: Mumbai vs Rajasthan Match, Pitch and Toss update
The surface at the DY Patil Stadium is a batting wicket. Batters can trust the bounce and play the short at will. With shorter boundaries, it will be more difficult for the bowlers to contain them. The dew might also be a factor in the second innings. It will be hard for the bowlers to grip the ball. The toss is the most important part of the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has an additional advantage on this ground. As we have seen in the matches so far, the chasing team always has an extra edge.
MI vs RR: Head to Head Stats
Both teams have met a total of 25 times in the history of the Indian Premier League. The five-time champions are marginally ahead of the RR. Mumbai has won 13 matches in total, as compared to RR’s 13 wins. MI has also won the last three matches between the two. So this will be the right time for RR to get back.
IPL 2022: MI vs RR: Players to watch out for
Jos Buttler showed some glimpses of his batting in the last match against SRH. But when it comes to playing against MI, his numbers are always good. If we take a note of the last five innings he played against Mumbai, the right-hander has scored 300 runs at an impressive average of 75. So in the next match, he will be the price wicket for the MI bowlers.
Trent Boult has spent the last two to three seasons with Mumbai Indians. And now he is up against them, so it is a great opportunity for him to perform against his former franchise. Although, his current form is also really good. The Kiwi pacer has taken eight wickets in the last four T20 matches he has played. With his experience, he will be a bowler to watch out for.
Ishan Kishan is in prime form right now. He was the top scorer in the opening game against DC. The left-hander scored 81 runs off 48 balls, including 11 fours and two maximums. He also has good numbers against RR in the last two innings he has played. The left-hander scored 50* and 37 in those two matches. So he will be the ace card in MI batting.
Jasprit Bumrah had an off day against the Delhi Capitals, and it happens to everyone. But he is a champion bowler and knows how to bounce back. MI would be hoping for his performance, and he has done well against RR in the IPL. Bumrah has played a total of 10 matches against Rajasthan and taken 14 wickets so far.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR), Ishan Kishan (MI)
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav (MI), Devdutt Padikkal (RR), Tim David (MI)
All-rounder: Daniel Sams (MI)
Bowlers: Ravi Ashwin (RR), Yuzi Chahal (RR), Trent Boult (RR), Jasprit Bumrah (MI)
Tips: Jos Buttler will be the captain of the team. Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav can be the vice-captain. Both teams are full of power-hitters, which makes it more interesting. But Mumbai’s bowling is a bit weaker than the two. So we will back RR to win the match. But the team that wins the toss might also win the match.