RR defeated SRH by 61 runs to improve their net run rate (NRR) and take the lead. MI is currently in ninth place after losing by four wickets while defending a score of 178.
Even though it’s very early in the season to be looking at the points table, RR will want to maintain a healthy NRR as the season progresses. MI will be all too familiar with a high NRR, having missed the playoffs due to a low NRR.
RR may be confident in their season-opening victory, but they must be wary of MI, who will be encouraged by the return of Suryakumar Yadav. In addition, Rohit’s team has the upper hand in head-to-head confrontations between the two teams.
MI has won 13 of the 25 matches between the two teams so far, RR has won 10, and one match has ended in a tie. MI has a 3-2 record versus RR in the last five meetings.
Both teams will have nearly full squads to choose from heading into Saturday’s doubleheader. However, it’s highly improbable that RR will alter the winning combination. With Suryakumar’s comeback, MI will undergo some changes. The five-time champions MI have won five of their seven matches at the Dr DY Patil Stadium, including one against their opponents on Saturday.
(April 2) in 2008, when the Royals also won their only other encounter at the site, the one that crowned them as inaugural winners.
Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Jasprit Bumrah, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Tilak Varma, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dewald Brevis, Rahul Buddhi, Fabian Allen, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal, Arshad Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Tymal Mills, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.
Possible Playing Eleven: MI vs RR
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams/Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Neesham, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Deam11 picks MIVSRR team 1.
Ishan Kishan (captain)
Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper)
Yuzvendra Chahal (vice-captain).
Dream11 picks MIvsRR Team 2.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
The two Tata IPL 2022 matches played here so far have gone in the exact opposite direction. The first encounter was a high-scoring thriller, but the second was a low-scoring affair. The stadium has short boundaries, so the spinners won’t have much support. Meanwhile, batters will have a good time here, but only after they have settled on the surface. Dew is a real thing, and handling a wet ball is more difficult, thus the captain who wins the toss will almost probably choose to bowl first.
Head-to-Head Record MIvsRR
The two Tata IPL 2022 matches played here so far have resulted in a complete reversal. The first match was a high-scoring thriller, while the second was a low-scoring affair. The stadium has narrow boundaries, which will make it difficult for spinners to score runs. In the meantime, hitters will have a good time here, but not before they settle on the surface. Because dew is real and handling a wet ball is more difficult, the captain who wins the toss will almost probably choose to bowl first.
Conclusion: Mumbai Indians will be confident heading into the match with the middle order mostly settled thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s comeback, but their bowlers will need to be on top of their game to limit the Royals’ high-flying bats. MI will also be wary of RR’s pace combo, as well as the Royals’ spin twins, who kept the score low in their last match. On paper, RR appears to be the better team, but the return of Suryakumar could be the boost MI needs to get their campaign off the ground. However, RR’s spin pair will pose a threat if MI is pursuing a difficult target. So far, the two chasing teams have won at Dr DY Patil Stadium. Both contests, however, were completely different, with one being a high-scoring match and the other being a low-scoring thriller. It’s possible that the trend of chasing teams winning will continue. Despite the fact that this is an afternoon match, the toss will be key once again.