Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between MI vs RR? IPL 2022, Match 09, MI vs RR. Five times champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match number 9 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the DY Patil Stadium on 2nd April 2022.
Rohit Sharma spearheaded Mumbai Indians (MI) again bowed down to their jinxed first match of the season. MI continued its 9-years-old tradition of losing the first match as Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by four wickets.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals registered a thumping win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in its first match. Sanju Samson-led RR scored a massive 210 runs with the bat and their bowling was also commendable. RR bowlers restricted SRH to mere 149 runs total and stamped its authority in the game by 61 runs.
Mumbai Indians have played 1 match in the series and they are currently ranked ninth on the points table after losing against Delhi, while Rajasthan Royals have also played 1 match in the series and they will be looking to strengthen their hold on the top spot. In the 27 matches played between these 2 teams including the now-defunct Champions League, Rajasthan Royals have won 12 matches and Mumbai Indians have won 14 matches.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match Between MI vs RR? IPL 2022, Match 09, MI vs RR
Mumbai Indians are favorites to win against the Rajasthan Royals as they would be strengthened by the return of Suryakumar Yadav from injury. Rajasthan Royals though will take confidence from their batting after putting up the highest score in IPL 2022 and then defending it in style, winning the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively. They are at the top of the points table.
Although Mumbai Indians lost their opening fixture, their batsmen were in sublime touch, but it’s up to their bowlers to do well. Even Jasprit Bumrah gave away too many runs. Daniel Sams may be replaced by Fabian Allen, Riley Meredith, or Jaydev Unadkat as he was too costly against Delhi.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Batters To Watch Out For
Sanju Samson has either scored big or nothing against Mumbai as in his 18 matches against them he has 8 thirty-plus scores (includes 5 fifties) and 8 singles digit scores.
Jos Buttler has played 6 matches against Mumbai (got to bat in 5 inns) and in these, his scores read 41, 70, 89, 94* & 6 and thus enjoys batting against Mumbai. Ishan Kishan was at his best in the 1st match as he scored 81*. Also, he has scored 50* & 37 runs respectively in his last 2 meetings against Rajasthan.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Bowlers To Watch Out For
Jasprit Bumrah was wicketless in the last match but a player like him can bounce back any time. He has played 10 times against Rajasthan and has taken 14 wickets in these with being wicketless only twice.
Trent Boult is in sublime form as in each of his last 4 T20 matches he has taken 2 wickets. Also, players tend to do well against their former team which in this case is Mumbai.
Basil Thampi was the pick of the bowlers against Delhi picking 3/35. Murugan Ashwin was economical returning with figures of 2/14. Tymal Mills, playing his first IPL game after 4 years, picked 1/26. Daniel Sams (0/57) and Jasprit Bumrah (0/43) were too expensive and their economy rate was above 12.