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IPL 2022 Match 9 MI vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win IPL match between MI vs RR?

Mumbai Indians' director of cricket operation Zaheer Khan revealed that batter Suryakumar Yadav is fit & available for selection for this game.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 14 April 2022 11:27 am

Match Details

Date: 2 April 2022
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

In the ninth game of the season, Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening game of IPL 2022 by registering a massive 61-run win while Mumbai Indians failed to break their jinx of not being able to win their first IPL match since 2013. The Rohit Sharma-led side suffered a 4-wicket defeat against the Delhi Capitals in the the second match of IPL 2022.

Pitch Report

This is set to be the third game of the season at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Dew has played a big role in the games so far with batting becoming easier as the game progresses. As a result, the teams batting second get a significant advantage and that trend is set to continue here.

Analysis
Mumbai Indians:

In their opening game of the season, Mumbai managed to put on a competitive score of 177/5. They looked on course for a victory as Delhi found themselves in trouble when they lost wickets in quick succession. However, Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel pulled Delhi out of a difficult situation and stunned MI. Mumbai bowlers were lackluster as Yadav and Patel put on a superb amazing partnership to seal the deal for the Capitals.

Mumbai Indians’ director of cricket operation Zaheer Khan revealed that batter Suryakumar Yadav is fit & available for selection for this game. With Suryakumar back in the team, either Daniel Sams or Fabian Allen will have to make way for the Indian batter. Kieron Pollard and Tim David form a strong middle order and the duo will be responsible for finishing the game for Mumbai.

SportsTiger Playing XI of MI:

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams/Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.

Rajasthan Royals:

Royals were dominant in their opening contest from the very start as Jos Buttler (35 off 28) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (22 off 16) provided a solid start to the Royals. Sanju Samson (55 off 27) and Devdutt Padikkal (41 off 29) added 73 runs for the next wicket. In the end, Shimron Hetmyer finished the innings superbly as he scored 32 runs off 13 balls. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick amongst the RR bowlers as he ended with figures of 3/22 in his four-over spell. while fast bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult were also impressive with two wickets each.

Rajasthan are likely to continue with the same winning combination. Their team has performed well and they will aim to continue their winning momentum here.

SportsTiger Playing XI of RR

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (C/WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Neesham, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Match Prediction:

Conclusion

Power-packed Rajasthan look the strong favourites to win this match due to their brilliant performance in the first match. However, Mumbai are not to be taken lightly as the five-time IPL champions will be eager to get their first points on the board.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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