MI vs RR Today Match Prediction, Match 9, TATA IPL, 2nd April 2022

  • Date- 2nd April 2022
  • Time- 3:30 PM IST
  • Venue- Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
  • Match format- T20
  • Weather Forecast- Sunny, 31-34 °C

Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 9th Match of IPL 2022. Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai will host this fixture on Saturday, April 02. MI faced DC in their first match of IPL and was defeated by 4 wickets. Whereas RR defeated SRH by a huge margin of 61 runs in their first match.

Batting first, Mumbai scored 177 with the loss of five wickets. Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten scoring a 48-ball 81 in his new role as the opener. Rohit Sharma also supported him with his 41 off 32. Tilak Verma also showcased some fluent strokes, playing his maiden IPL match.

In the chase, Tim Seifert and Prithvi Shaw provided the visitors with a strong start. But later after some good spells from Murugan Ashwin and Tymal Mills, Delhi Capitals were reeling at 104 for 6 in the 14th over. A 75 run stand between Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav proved to be the turnaround for DC winning the match with 10 balls to spare. Basil Thampi bagged three scalps, Murugan Ashwin got two successes early on while Tymal Mills also picked a wicket.

Talking about Rajasthan Royals, their performance was unmatched in their last outing against SRH. Dominating knocks by Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer powered RR to a thumping 61-run victory. Batting first, RR posted a massive score of 210 with the loss of six wickets. Jos Butler and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave platform with a 58 run stand in the first six overs.

Later Sanju Samson played a fearless knock of 55 off 27 with Devdutt Paddikal maintaining the scoring rate with his 41. Then Shimron Hetmyer hit three sixes and a boundary to finish with a 13-ball 32. In the chase, the top four SRH batters returned to the pavilion at single digits with Prasidh Krishna and Chahal’s incisive spell. Later Aiden Markram put up a lone fight but it was too late as the run rate kept creeping up in double digits. Lately, SRH could muster only 149 in pursuit of 211.

Top Batsmen for MI vs RR

Ishan Kishan (MI)- 81 Runs in 1 Match, 168.75 Strike Rate

Rohit Sharma (MI)- 41 Runs in 1 Match, 128.12 Strike Rate

Sanju Samson (RR)- 55 Runs in 1 Match, 203.70 Strike Rate

Devdutt Padikkal (RR)- 41 Runs in 1 Match, 141. 37 Strike Rate

Top Bowlers for MI vs RR

Basil Thampi (MI)- 3 Wickets in 1 Match, 8.75 Economy

Murugan Ashwin (MI)- 2 Wickets in 1 Match, 3.50 Economy

Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)- 3 Wickets in 1 Match, 5.50 Economy

Prasidh Krishna (RR)- 2 Wickets in 1 Match, 4.00 Economy

MI vs RR Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If MI bats first

First Innings score prediction- MI is expected to score 160.

Result prediction- RR will win the match by 10 runs.

Scenario 2- If RR bats first

First Innings score prediction- RR is expected to score 180.

Result prediction- MI will win the match by 2 wickets.

Who Will Win?

RR to win.

RR certainly has an upper hand when the batting lineup of both the squads is taken into account. The surface at DY Patil Sports Academy is expected to provide some assistance to spinners in the later stages. RR has two best in the business in the form of R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal which makes their case strong.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

  • Suryakumar Yadav will be back into the Mumbai squad.

MI vs RR Probable Playing 11

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.

Rajasthan Royals

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.

Squad for MI vs RR, Match 9, IPL 2022

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohammad Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen.

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.

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