Match Preview

The Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off in the IPL 2022’s ninth match on April 2nd at 3:30 PM at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians have dropped to eighth place in the points standings after losing their first game against Delhi Capitals. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, successfully defended their total of 209 against Sunrisers Hyderabad to earn two points in their first match.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is overall balanced and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 148 and have 80% chances of winning if bowling first. Weather will be normal with clear sky and average temperature at 30.19°C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total Matches 10
Matches Won Batting First 1
Matches Won Bowling First 9
Average 1st Innings Scores 143
Highest Total Record 190/7 by DD vs Pune Warriors
Lowest Total Record 82/10 Deccan Chargers vs RCB

Top 3 Wicket Keeper Picks

1) Sanju Samson – He is a right hand wicket keeper batsman. He had proved his mettle for RR in the previous seasons, and if we take a look at his recent matches against SL, he has been in a  good form.

Matches – 198

Runs – 4834

Highest Score – 119

Average – 28.43

2) Jos Buttler – The Twenty20 superstar is a right hand wicket keeper batter. He has scored more than 7000 runs in T20 and can start effectively in the debut match of RR this IPL.

Matches – 298

Runs – 7335

Highest Score – 124

Average – 32.45

3) Ishan Kishan – He is a left-handed hitter and wicket keeper who is quickly establishing himself as a regular in the Indian team’s white ball lineup. Last match, he scored 81 against DC, leading MI to give their respectable total.

Matches – 116

Runs – 2983

Highest Score – 113*

Average – 29.53

Top 3 Batsman Picks

1). Devdutt Padikkal – He is a young top order right hand batter, who recently scored 178 in domestic cricket against Puducherry. He is in great form and must be a pick in everybody’s fantasy team.

Matches – 55

Runs – 1870

Highest Score – 122*

Average – 37.40

2) Rohit Sharma – He is a right handed batter.He captains MI, winning five IPL titles and two Champions League crowns. He is the current white-ball captain of India. in the recent match against DC, he scored smashing 41 runs.

Matches – 371

Runs – 9936

Highest Score – 118

Average – 31.94

3) Surya Kumar Yadav – The right handed MI batter has been a pillar of Mumbai Indians batting and also considering his latest form, he is a must pick in everybody’s fantasy team.

Matches – 198

Runs – 4235

Highest Score – 94*

Average – 31.13

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Yuzvendra Chahal – He is an attacking spinner with bowling style as legbreak googly. He had been one of the highest wicket takers in previous IPL seasons. He took 3/22 against SRH in his last match.

Matches – 226

Wickets – 250

Economy – 7.54

2) Trent Boult – His bowling style is Legbreak googly. His recent matches have been average but he performed well against RCB.

Matches – 150

Wickets – 178

Economy – 8.15

3) Jasprit Bumrah – He is a right-arm fast bowler who has led MI’s bowling attack and is the captain’s go-to bowler when he needs a wicket. He has developed into one of the best fast bowlers in the world, and he was ranked number one in one-day internationals.

Matches – 194

Wickets – 238

Economy – 7.03

4) Basil Thampi : He is a right arm medium fast bowler. He thrashed DC in his last match with his impressive bowling for 3/35. He must be in everybody’s fantasy team.

Matches – 69

Wickets – 72

Economy – 8.39

Top All-rounder Pick

1) Ravichandran Ashwin – The experienced right arm offbreak bowler is a bowling allrounder with a right hand batting style. His recent form against SL in Test series is fabulous.

Matches – 266

Runs – 795

Highest Score – 46

Average – 13.4

Wickets – 264

Economy – 6.91

Predicted Playing 11

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk),  N Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David,  Kieron Pollard,  Daniel Sams/Fabian Allen, M Ashwin, Tymal Mills,  Jasprit Bumrah,  Basil Thampi

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (capt wk), Shimron Hetmyer,  Riyan Parag,  Nathan Coulter-Nile/Jimmy Neesham, R Ashwin, Trent Boult,  Prasidh Krishna,  Yuzvendra Chahal

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