The Rajasthan Royals are all set to face the Mumbai Indians in match number 44 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil sports stadium. Both the sites have had totally opposite journeys so far in the season of the IPL. While on one hand, Rajasthan Royals are in top form with six wins in 8 games, Mumbai Indians are yet to win their first game of this season. Tomorrow’s game will provide both these teams with an opportunity to prove their worth on the cricket field. A win for Rajasthan will be taking them to the first position in the points table while Mumbai Indians will be looking to salvage some pride with a win.
RR vs MI: Match Details
- Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 44
- Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
- Date & Time: 30th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: with a comprehensive victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match Rajasthan Royals are definitely on cloud nine as far as their confidence is concerned. All the departments of the team have performed equally well thereby contributing to the brilliant success together as a unit. The biggest positive for the side has been the tremendous strength that has been displayed by their bowling unit in the recent games. Uncapped Indian player Kuldeep Sen scalped for wickets for just 20 runs in the previous game whereby totally choking the Bangalore batting lineup. Ravi Ashwin too ably assisted the youngster with a 3-fer.
Possible Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Mumbai Indians: Analysis
Gameplan: Mumbai is still in search of their first win of the season in spite of having played 8 games. The team management has tried several possible combinations of players, even decisions to both bat and ball first have been taken by the captain in the games so far. All of the above measures have been in vain until now. With their positions in the points table at the moment and the form, the remaining teams are currently in, it doesn’t really seem to measure that the Mumbai Indians will be able to make it to the top 4 here on. The team will be looking to salvage some Pride for itself by displaying some commendable performances here on.
Possible Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen/Mayank Markande, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah.
RR vs MI: Probable Top performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Tilak Verma
19-year-old Tilak Verma has been Mumbai’s highest run-getter so far in the tournament. In a batting lineup where the other players have and really seem to get going in any match until now, Tilak alone has been giving it his all thereby trying to put his team into a comfortable position. His several gritty batting displays so far have been highly impressive though none of them has been able to get his team over the line. The team management will be hoping for him to deliver another top-notch performance with the bat in the upcoming game so that the team finally manages to get its first win this season.
Probable best bowler of the match – Ravichandran Ashwin
With the fine bowling spell including 3 wickets for just 17 runs in 4 overs, Ashwin plays a major role in winning his side the match by defending a paltry total of 144. HIs highly economic bowling in the middle phases of the match in addition to his wicket-taking ability has been indispensable to his side so far in this season. The captain and the team management have looked up to him as the key bowler in several circumstances during tough games. Hopefully, the spin maestro lives up to his worth once again by fulfilling the requirements of the management and his team.
RR vs MI Head to Head Stats
Played Won by RR Won by MI Tie No Result
28 13 14 0 1
RR vs MI: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Rajasthan Royals to win the match
Banking on a squad which is in a much better rhythm and possesses higher quality than the opposition, the Rajasthan Royals are favourites to beat the Mumbai Indians in the upcoming match. The Royals would therefore be reaching the peak of the points table with 14 points to their name in all probabilities.