MI vs RR: The second match of the double header on Sunday will feature two former champions. In an evening game, the Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals. Both are playing a totally opposite game from each other. One has already been eliminated, and the other one is topping the table. The match will start at 7:30 pm at the DY Patil Stadium.
RR is coming off a great win over RCB and will be defending a low total. That will surely give them confidence. On the other hand, MI has nothing left in the tournament and will play for pride. So let’s check out the complete details of the match and the possible XI for both teams.
MI vs RR: Match Preview and Prediction
Mumbai Indians became the first team to get eliminated. MI has lost all the matches this IPL season and is yet to win a single match. They are going through a nightmare and have lost eight matches on the trot. Well, MI has nothing to lose now and they will play without any pressure from expectations.
That will make them more dangerous, because MI without pressure is a totally different team.But they can do one thing for sure, and that is to spoil the parties of the other team. The franchise has already added the likes of Dhawal Kulkarni to the team, which will boost the pace bowling department. Rohit played a few shots in the last match, so he would like to make a big score.
Probably XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah.
Winning six out of eight matches, RR are sitting comfortably at the second spot on the points table. They are now making the habit of winning the game from any position. In fact, they are the only team that has won five matches while defending the target. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal are in the form of their lives and are carrying the team to victory every now and then.
On top of that, they even won the match defending a low total of 144 against RCB. The bowling department is looking as good as ever. In fact, they have got the best bowling line-up in the competition and that has a variety of spin and pace bowling. The playing XI will be the same as in the last match.
Probably XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C & Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
MI vs RR Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is a true batting pitch. Batsmen can play their shots with the bounce. The average score here is 170 runs. With a shorter boundary on one side, it will be difficult for the bowlers to restrict them to scoring. The dew might also be another factor in the second innings. It will be difficult for the bowlers to grip the wet ball. The toss will be crucial in the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has a better win percentage on this ground. However, in the 13 matches played on this ground this season, batting first has won 6 and batting second has won 7.
MI vs RR: Head to Head
Both teams have met a total of 26 times in the history of the IPL. But MI is just marginally ahead in terms of wins. So far, Mumbai Indians have won 13 matches, as compared to RR’s 12 wins, and one match ended with no result. But in the last 3 outings, MI has won all three matches.
IPL 2022: MI vs RR: Players to watch out for
Suryakumar Yadav has yet again proved why the franchise retained him ahead of the auction. He is scoring runs consistently after every match. So far, the right-hander has scored 239 runs in just six matches at an average and strike rate of 47.80 and 151.26, respectively.
Jasprit Bumrah has had the number to convince, but he is still the best bowler for MI. The pacer is showing some good bowling form of late. He will be very important to MI. He has so far taken five wickets as well.
Jos Buttler is arguably the best batter in the T20 format, and that’s what he has shown so far. He is leading the chart in run scoring this season. The RR opener has scored 499 runs at an average and strike rate of 71.28 and 159.42.
Yuzvendra Chahal is without a doubt the best leg-spinner going around. The veteran leg-spinner has taken a total of 18 wickets this season, including a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), Sanju Samson (RR), Ishan Kishan (MI)
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (MI), Suryakumar Yadav (MI), Devdutt Padikkal (RR), Tilak Verma (MI)
All-rounder: Daniel Sams (MI)
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal (RR), Trent Boult (RR), Jasprit Bumrah (MI)
Tips: Jos Buttler will be the captain of the team. Rohit Sharma will be the vice-captain. Both teams have good batting depth, but MI will be without any pressure to lose that might come in their favour. So we will back Mumbai Indians to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.