Rajasthan Royals is in second place on the points table with six victories in eight games, while Mumbai Indians are in last place with eight losses in eight games. RR had defended a low-scoring game against RCB in their previous match, while MI had lost to LSG.
Jos Buttler is in the form of his life and has scored 499 runs this season. He is the Orange cap holder. Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer contributed with their batting. Ashwin was promoted to the top order for a few matches, but it misfired.
Yuzvendra Chahal is leading the purple cap contest for this season, with 18 wickets in 8 matches. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna are bowling well in the powerplay. Young Fast bowler Kuldeep is touching 140 KmpH consistently and taking wickets. RR’s bowling line-up is more balanced.
The Mumbai Indians’ opening pair didn’t give good starts in this tournament. Ishan Kishan is struggling as well as wasting more balls. Rohit Sharma crossed the powerplay only three times. Kieron Pollard is struggling to finish the matches.
One of the concerns is death bowling, and their economy rate is 12.43 in the death overs (16-20) even though they have the world’s best bowler, Jasprit Bumrah. Mumbai Indians’ highest wicket-taker took only 6 wickets, which shows how much they struggled to take wickets.
RR vs MI : Probable Playing XIs
Rossi van der Dussen could replace Daryl Mitchell, who failed to impress with the bat and did not bowl in the last match. With no chance of making the playoffs, the Mumbai Indians can put their bench strength to the test.
Playing XI For RR:
Jos Buttler(✈️), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer(✈️), Riyan Parag, Rassie van der Dussen(✈️), Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult(✈️), Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Playing XI For MI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis(✈️), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams(✈️), Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith(✈️), Jasprit Bumrah
RR vs MI Pitch Report:
The match will take place at Mumbai’s Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy. This ground is larger in size. The average score in the first inning is 171, and the average score in the second inning is 170. Six matches were won by the batting first team, and seven matches were won by the chasing team.
RR vs MI Fantasy Tips
Jos Buttler scored a century when he faced the Mumbai Indians in the early part of the tournament. He has a good record against MI, having a 69.8 average and a 155.2 SR in IPL history. He would be a good choice for captain of the fantasy team.
Sanju Samson played crucial innings for RR and scored more runs after Jos Buttler with a healthy SR of 165.
Tilak Varma was the leading scorer for the MI team, followed by Suryakumar Yadav.
Shimron Hetmyer scored 168 runs, with a 56 average, 221 SR death overs (16-20) and more runs than anyone in IPL2022.
Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets in the last match and conceded just 17 runs in 4 overs.
In the last encounter, Jasrpit Bumrah bowled a good spell (3/17) against RR. Yuzvendra Chahal is the purple cap winner and took 2 wickets against MI in the previous match.
- Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer
- All-Rounders: R Ashwin, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
- Captain: Jos Buttler
- Vice Captain: Surya Kumar Yadav