MI vs RR IPL 2022 Match Prediction: With the return of middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai Indians will take to the field with the determination of making a comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the match against Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday. Saturday is the day of the doubleheader in IPL-2022. The match between Mumbai and Rajasthan will be the second match of the day. Five-time champions Mumbai had lost by four wickets in their previous match despite scoring 177 runs against Delhi Capitals while the Royals got off to a flying start by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 61 runs.
This time in the IPL, the team has preferred to chase the target. So far, the trend of bowling first by winning the toss has been seen and it is likely to continue. Mumbai has two of the best openers in the form of captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Ishan had justified his hefty price by scoring an unbeaten 81 against Delhi. Both of them can give the team a strong start again.
Suryakumar has joined the team after recovering from an injury at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He can play a match-winning innings at any number and he will probably come out to bat at number three. Mumbai’s middle-order against Delhi did not work, in such a situation, one of Anmolpreet Singh, Tilak Verma and Tim David will have to sit out for Suryakumar. Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who specializes in hitting long sixes, was also dismissed cheaply against Delhi. He would like to compensate for it against the Royals.
MI vs RR Bowling
More than the Mumbai batsmen, their bowlers need to do well as they could not defend 177 runs in the last match. Looking at the strong batting of the Royals, they have to bowl on the right length. The team will have confidence in fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, but they will also need support from other bowlers like Basil Thampi and Daniel Sams. The role of spinner Murugan Ashwin will also be crucial.
Rajasthan’s Fielding problem
The Royals had done well in both bowling and batting against the Sunrisers, but the fielding has been a cause of concern for them. He has to avoid dropping catches like in the previous match. There will be a big responsibility again on captain Sanju Samson. He played strong innings of 55 runs in the last match. Royals openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler will have to convert a good start into a big score. Other batsmen, including Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer, also batted well and they would like to repeat that.
The Royals bowlers, led by the famous Krishna, performed brilliantly in the last match. He has a strong bowling attack in the form of fast bowler Trent Boult and spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile is injured and could be replaced by Navdeep Saini in the final XI.
MI vs RR Plan
If you look at the statistics of both the teams, Mumbai’s highest score against Rajasthan was 212 runs and Rajasthan’s highest score against Mumbai was 208 runs. Rohit Sharma has scored the most runs against Rajasthan for Mumbai. Rohit has scored 393 runs. At the same time, Sanju Samson has made the highest score against Mumbai from Rajasthan. Sanju has 491 runs to his name.
RR vs MI Playing 11
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Daniel Sams, Dewald Bravis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal, and Ishan Kishan, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shaukeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Arshad Khan,
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shubham Garwal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Anusany Singh, KC Cariappa, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rass Buttler, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rassie van der Dussain, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Karun Nair, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini.