Both sides have got wicket-taking wrist spinners in their line-up.
Mumbai Indians will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 9th match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Mumbai Indians have made a habit of losing their first match, since 2011. At one point, they were very much in the game against Delhi Capitals and later some fine display of batting from Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel took the game away from them. They will take a lot of positives from the loss with some spectacular performances from Ishan Kishan, Basil Thampi, and Murugan Ashwin. This is just the beginning and they have got massive potential to make a comeback.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are one of the balanced sides in this year’s IPL. They were extraordinary in their first game as they wrapped up a facile 61 runs win over Sunrisers. The top-5 batters did really well and later bowlers did the rest of the job. They are looking extremely formidable and are the team to beat in this tournament.
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 9
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date &Time: April 2 at 3:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
MI vs RR, Match 9 Pitch Report:
We have witnessed contrasting surfaces in the last 2 matches played here. It’s hard to predict how the wicket plays in this match. Bowling first makes more sense on this wicket.
Injury and News:
Suryakumar Yadav has recovered from injury and is out of quarantine as well.
MI vs RR, Match 9 Probable Playing XIs:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult.
Top Picks for MI vs RR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Rohit Sharma played a captain’s innings and gave a perfect start to Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals. He got dismissed after scoring 41 runs from 32 balls. If he stays on the crease for more than 10 overs then we can expect a big score from his willow.
Devdutt Padikkal, in his new role for Rajasthan Royals, played some delightful strokes against the Sunrisers before getting dismissed for 41 runs. It will be interesting to see how he approaches his innings against Mumbai Indians.
Top Picks – All-Rounder
Daniel Sams didn’t have the best of outings in the last game against Delhi Capitals where he went for 14.25 runs an over. It’s just a matter of time for him to make a comeback.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Murugan Ashwin proved that he is up for the task in his first outing for Mumbai Indians. He just conceded 14 runs in his 4 overs against Delhi Capitals, and more importantly picked up 2 wickets.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Holding the price tag of the most expensive pick in the IPL auction 2022, Ishan Kishan made sure he is worth every single penny and played a superb, unbeaten knock of 81* runs against Delhi Capitals. We can expect more fireworks from him in this match.
MI vs RR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Rohit Sharma||41 runs|
|Ishan Kishan||81 runs|
|Jos Buttler||35 runs|
|Devdutt Padikal||41 runs|
|Sanju Samson||55 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c), Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Devdutt Padikkal, Tilak Varma, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Murugan Ashwin.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Tymal Mills, Prasidh Krishna.
MI vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Kieron Pollard scored only 3 runs against Delhi Capitals. You can still pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Shimron Hetmyer is known for his big-hitting and he did the same against the Sunrisers where he struck 32 runs from just 13 balls. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Player you should avoid:
Going with the team balance, it’s hard to pick Riyan Parag in your fantasy teams.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.