Mumbai Indians square off against Rajasthan Royals (MI vs RR) in Match No.9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The DY Patil Sports Academy is the host venue for this game.
Mumbai Indians suffered an opening loss at the hands of Delhi Capitals in their first game of IPL 2022. Courtesy a brilliant unbeaten 81 from Ishan Kishan and 41 from Rohit Sharma, Mumbai set Delhi a target of 178. They had the game in control restricting Delhi to 104/6. However, they failed to finish the game from there.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals faced Sunrisers Hyderabad first up. They registered a clinical 61-run win. Batting first, Rajasthan posted a mammoth score of 210/6. Sanju Samson top-scored with 55 while Buttler, Padikkal and Hetmyer made key contributions. They then restricted Hyderabad to 149/7. Yuzvendra Chahal picked up three wickets while Prasidh and Boult accounted for two each.
Mumbai Indians will look to bounce back while Rajasthan Royals will aim to continue the winning run.
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2022 Match 9
Date and Time: April 02, Saturday 3:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, Mumbai
MI vs RR Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna
There is expected to be good bounce and carry, which will help the pacers initially. The ball will come on to the bat nicely. But batters will have to work slightly hard since it is a big ground. Chasing is a good option on this surface.
MI vs RR Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians will be under pressure after losing the first game. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals put up a convincing performance. They were good with both batting and bowling. With the right balance, Rajasthan Royals appear a strong unit and can go on to beat Mumbai in this IPL clash.
MI vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
Captain: Ishan Kishan, Vice-captain: Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy Team #2: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Kieron Pollard, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
Captain: Rohit Sharma, Vice-captain: Trent Boult