The second double-header in the Indian Premier League this season will be on April 2. The first match of the day is scheduled between Mumbai and Rajasthan while the second contest will witness Gujarat and Delhi come against each other. The game between Mumbai and Rajasthan is set to be played at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. This will be a 3:30 pm start and it will be interesting to see how the pitch behaves in this fixture.
Prior to the meeting of these heavyweights, who have had contrasting starts to their season this year, with Mumbai losing and Rajasthan registering a dominant win, here are all the predictions related to match number 9 of IPL 2022.
1. Toss Prediction
Both Mumbai and Rajasthan lost their first toss of IPL 2022. In the last five matches though while Mumbai have won three tosses, Rajasthan have won just two. So the prediction from here is that Mumbai will win the toss against Rajasthan.
2. Win Possibility
The two teams have shared a tight rivalry overall. The two sides have come across each other a total of 24 times in the IPL and while Mumbai have won 13 of these games, Rajasthan aren’t too behind and have won the remaining 11. However, in the last 3 matches, it was the Rohit Sharma-led side who emerged victorious on all three occasions. So on that basis, the Blue and Gold Brigade should win this game.
3. Team of the Day
The team of the day is Mumbai Indians, the five champions and slow starters who usually lose their first match but have gone on to show remarkable consistency in recent years. Moreover, they had their moments in their opening defeat against Delhi and would only get better from there.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Dr DY Patil Stadium has been 42.7. In IPL 2022 games, the average powerplay score so has been 46.0. Given the quality of stroke makers both sides have in their top 3, both Rajasthan and Mumbai should be able to score more than 40 runs inside the powerplay.
5. Average first innings and second innings scores
The average first inning score at this venue in the last 5 matches has been 149.4. In the second innings, the average drops to 147.2. Overall though, the teams would continue to look to chase.
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