Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 9th match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Mumbai Indians have made a habit of losing their first match, since 2011. At one point, they were very much in the game against Delhi Capitals, and later some fine display of batting from Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel took the game away from them. They will take a lot of positives from the loss with some spectacular performances from Ishan Kishan, Basil Thampi, and Murugan Ashwin. This is just the beginning and they have got the massive potential to make a comeback.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are one of the balanced sides in this year’s IPL. They were extraordinary in their first game as they wrapped up a facile 61 runs win over Sunrisers. The top-5 batters did really well and later bowlers did the rest of the job. They are looking extremely formidable and are the team to beat in this tournament.
Injury and News: Suryakumar Yadav has recovered from injury and is out of quarantine as well.
Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma couldnt convert his start against Delhi, but he did look in fine touch alongside Ishan Kishan. While Kishan is likely to take the enforcers role, Rohit will get some time to build and anchor the innings. With the Mumbai Indians captain due for a big one, he is a good addition to your MI vs RR Dream11 fantasy team.
Ishan Kishan is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Mumbai Indians. He hammered 81 runs in the last match. He will be hoping to replicate a similar performance in this match as well.
Jos Buttlerwho is one of the most destructive batters in the world has a decent record against the Mumbai Indians. The Englishman should enjoy the conditions at the venue and can be backed to get a big one in this game.
Jasprit Bumrah is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Mumbai Indians. He did not take a single wicket in the last game but can take crucial wickets in the upcoming match.
Yuzvendra Chahal Yuzvendra Chahal had a stellar debut for RR in his first IPL 2022 game, picking up three wickets in the middle overs. The leggie will be crucial against Mumbais middle order. Given his experience and effectiveness in the shortest format, Chahal is one to watch out for in this game.
Kieron Pollard: Kieron Pollard didnt have the best of games against Delhi, unable to get going in the middle order. With the inclusion of Tim David, Pollard will get a longer rope at No. 5, which should help him to spend some in the middle before shifting gears. Although he is unlikely to bowl in this game, his batting prowess alone should earn him a place in your MI vs RR Dream11 fantasy team.
Trent Boult is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler from Rajasthan Royals. He took 2 wickets in the last match. He will be an essential pick here as well.
Although the previous game at the DY Patil Stadium was a low-scoring one, a good batting track beckons on Saturday. Although the pacers should get some swing early on, a change of pace will be the way to go as the match progresses. There should be some help on offer for the spinners as well, making for an enticing phase in the middle overs. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 170 being a good total at the venue.
The temperature is expected to hover around 36°C on the matchday with 34% huMIdity and 19 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|