Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 09, MI vs RR
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview.

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 09, MI vs RR. Mumbai Indians will play against Rajasthan Royals on April 2, at 3:30 PM in DY Patil Stadium. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other in 25 matches in IPL. Out of these 25 games, Mumbai Indians have won 13 whereas Rajasthan Royals have come out victorious on 11 occasions. 1 match ended without a result.

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Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will try to bounce back from its season-opening defeat, taking on the high octane Rajasthan Royals. Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets in their first IPL match. Delhi Capitals’ Lalit Yadav smashed 48 not out off 38 balls down the order as DC chased down the target of 178 with 10 balls to spare.

Axar Patel also chipped in with a 17-ball 38 not out, while opener Prithvi Shaw contributed 38. For MI, Basil Thampi took three wickets for 35 runs. Earlier, Ishan Kishan hit a brisk unbeaten 81 which went in vain as Mumbai Indians scored 177 for 5 after being asked to bat first. Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed 3/18 to restrict Mumbai to 177/5 in 20 overs and Delhi Capitals chased it down easily, reaching 179/6 in 18.2 overs.

Mumbai Indians Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. Image-Twitter

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 09, MI vs RR

Sanju Samson led from the front with a blistering 55 as Rajasthan Royals opened their season campaign in the IPL with an emphatic 61-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers led by Prasidh Krishna, who rattled the top-order including dismissing skipper Kane Williamson for 2 runs, restricted Hyderabad to 149-7 despite an unbeaten 57 by Aiden Markram. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets to reach 250 scalps in T20 matches and pace bowler Trent bowler took two wickets.

Skipper Sanju Samson, a wicketkeeper-batter, remained the hero and was awarded MOM after he smashed three fours and five sixes in his 27-ball blitz scoring 55 and putting on a key stand of 73 with Devdutt Padikkal, who made 41. West Indies left-hand batter Shimron Hetmyer hit 32 off 13 balls and recorded two sixes to take the Royals’ total past 200 after being put into bat first.

Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal stitched a 73-run partnership for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Image: Sportzpics
Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal stitched a 73-run partnership for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Image: Sportzpics

Mumbai Indians- Team News- Suryakumar Yadav Available

Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have been blessed with positive news as star batter Suryakumar Yadav has returned back from rehabilitation.

Suryakumar Yadav, who missed the opening contest between MI and Delhi Capitals (DC), should be available for the second IPL game having made a complete recovery from injury.  He will likely replace Anmolpreet Singh who scored 8 off 9 balls against Delhi.

Daniel Sams turned out to be very costly in MI’s opening fixture. He gave away 57 runs off four overs and was one of the key reasons for the team losing their opening fixture.  Riley Meredith, Fabian Allen, or Jaydev Unadkat may replace him in the XI.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tilak Varma showcased his skills in the opening game against DC by scoring a crucial 22 runs off 15 deliveries and may play the next match against Rajasthan.

Mumbai Indians Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi.

Rajasthan Royals- Team News- James Neesham And Nathan Coulter Nile Will Fight For One Spot

Prasidh Krishna’s incisive opening spell and dominating knocks by Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer powered Rajasthan Royals to a thumping 61-run victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League 2022 game played in Pune. SRH could muster only 149 in pursuit of 211.

Rajasthan Royals would have to choose between Kiwi James Neesham and Aussie Nathan Coulter-Nile as the rest of the three slots would be filled by Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, and Shimron Hetmyer against MI but they may field an unchanged XI after winning against SRH. They fielded James Neesham against SRH.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo: Twitter)

The other options for Rajasthan who may be fielded are Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, in case anyone is injured.

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.