Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 9th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on 02 Apr and will start at 3:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this MI vs RR match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
MI vs RR Match Details
- Stadium: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
- Date: 02 Apr, Sat
- Time: 3:30 PM 10:00 AM GMT / 03:30 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of MI vs RR, IPL T20 can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar and SkyGo.
MI vs RR Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai behaved completely different in both the matches played here so far in IPL 2022. There were scores of over 200 in both the innings of the first match and the same was expected in the 2nd match also. But it was a different story as the team batting first could score only 128 runs. It was difficult for the chasing team also to chase such a short target. The pitch was helpful for the bowlers in both the innings of the 2nd match between KKR vs RCB.
Although there was a lot of assistance for the bowlers in the previous match played here, still it is likely that the pitch at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy will be good for batting in MI vs RR match.The weather will be hot and humid during the matchday without any rain chances.
MI Team Preview
Suryakumar Yadav who has been an important part of Mumbai Indians for the last many IPL seasons will make comeback to the team for this match against RR. MI batting depends a lot on Suryakumar Yadav and his inclusion into the playing 11 will definitely boost up the team’s batting strength.
Openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan set up a good tone in the match against DC. They scored 41 & 81 respectively before Rohit Sharma fell at the team’s score of 67. The Middle and lower order of the team was not able to keep up the momentum and as a result, not a big score was posted on the board.
Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Varma, and Kieron Pollard were not able to take the advantage of the opportunity. There is no doubt about the fact that these are excellent batsmen, but they need to show more belief in their batting.
With Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan at the top and the return of Suryakumar Yadav, a big score and powerful hitting will be expected in this MI vs RR match.
Without Trent Boult, the bowling of Mumbai Indians has weakened a bit, but still, there is Japrit Bumrah who can cause problems for the RR batsmen at any stage of the match. Tymal Mills and Daniel Sams were also off-color in the first match against DC. They have to show more quality in this upcoming match against RR, otherwise, it will be difficult for MI.
RR Team Preview
Rajasthan Royals displayed a positive approach in their first match against SRH. RR was always on top in that match. With their all top batsmen scored runs, bowlers were also terrific.
The addition of Devdutt Padikkal into their squad for IPL 2022 worked very well from the first match. He contributed 41 runs in the match against SRH.
Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal were looking dangerous and they are capable of playing match-winning innings. Captain Sanju Samson was the most impressive of all the batsmen with his score of 55 runs.
With Hetmyer and Riyan Parag on the team, RR has the kind of depth that is desired for such a big stage as IPL.
The bowling of Rajasthan Royals also has everything that is required for a good bowling attack. Pacers Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna were very dangerous in the match against SRH. Spinners Ravi Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal will make things tougher for the MI batsmen.
MI vs RR Playing 11
MI Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
RR Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.
MI vs RR Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
MI vs RR Winner Prediction
Some exciting matches have been played in MI vs RR in the recent seasons of IPL. Mumbai Indians have a slight overall advantage over the Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai batting was good in the first match but was not able to convert the start given by the openers to a big total.
On the other hand batting of Rajasthan Royals was outstanding in the first match against SRH. The batting and bowling of both teams are top class and this match is also going to be an interesting one with big hitting from both sides.
Rajasthan Royals have a better combination of batting and bowling, so we predictRajasthan Royals as the favorites for this match
MI vs RR Dream11 Team
Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswalcan play match-winning innings for their teams. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Daniel Sams can prove his all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal can be very impressive with the ball
- Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler(c), Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan(vc)
- Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Tim David, Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Bowler – Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
- All Rounder – Daniel Sams