Mumbai Indians after losing to Delhi Capitals unexpectedly at the Brabourne Stadium (Day game) will be facing Rajasthan at DY Patil Stadium again in a day game (3:30 PM). RR have been high on confidence after defeating Hyderabad by a big margin of 61 runs. Rajasthan in past have dominated Mumbai in IPL over the years and they will look to continue their momentum again considering the side they have. RR’s bowling attack comprising of Chahal, Ashwin, Boult and Prasidh Krishna will definitely challenge the Mumbai batting attack, especially Boult vs MI will be competition to look forward to.
For Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav is expected to make a comeback into the XI, but their bowling looks like a concern this season. Mumbai’s best bowler Bumrah was seen getting smacked in the previous game by Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel which might dent their team’s confidence even more. Rajasthan top heavy batting which comprises of Buttler, Samson, Jaiswal and Padikkal could be a big threat to MI. Hetmyer’s finishing skills with the bat is also expected to play a key role for Rajasthan franchise.
Numbers and stats before start of MI vs RR game:
Most runs for MI vs RR in IPL: Kieron Pollard / Rohit Sharma (316)
Most wickets for MI vs RR in IPL: Jasprit Bumrah (14)
Most runs for RR vs MI in IPL: Sanju Samson (416)
Most wickets for RR vs MI in IPL: None from current squad
4 – Both Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed Kieron Pollard 4 times in IPL, which is joint-most for any bowler.
14 – Jasprit Bumrah has taken 14 wickets against RR in IPL.
Most wickets by a pace bowler vs RR in IPL:
Dwayne Bravo – 16
Albie Morkel – 14
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 14
Jasprit Bumrah – 14
17 – Ishan Kishan needs 17 more runs to complete 3000 runs in T20 cricket.
22 -Ashwin has taken 22 wickets against MI at an economy of 6.78 in IPL.
Best economy vs MI in IPL:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 6.43
Sunil Narine – 6.68
Dale Steyn – 6.70
Ravi Ashwin – 6.78
Shakib Al Hasan – 7.01
Most Wickets vs MI by a spinner in IPL:
Piyush Chawla / Amit Mishra – 25
Sunil Narine – 23
Yuzvendra Chahal / Ravi Ashwin – 22
Ashwin-Chahal combo will be very interesting to see against the Mumbai batting attack.
64 – Rohit Sharma needs 64 more runs to become the 2nd Indian player to smash 10000 runs in T20 cricket after Virat Kohli.
100 – Devdutt Padikkal needs 1 more four to complete 100 fours in IPL. Also Padikkal needs 4 more fours to complete 200 fours in T20 cricket.
166.66 – Jos Buttler holds the record for having highest strike rate of 166.66 against MI in IPL. He has smashed 300 runs from 5 innings versus MI at batting average of 75.00 which include three fifty-plus scores as well.
Highest strike-rate vs MI in IPL (Min. 125 balls faced):
Jos Buttler – 166.66
Virender Sehwag – 156.15
Mayank Agarwal – 151.28
2008 – Last time Rajasthan played at DY Patil Stadium was the IPL 2008 final game against CSK. They defeated CSK by 3 wickets to win their maiden IPL trophy. Mumbai has won 5 out of their 7 matches that they have played at DY Patil Stadium so far.