IPL 2022: Match 9, MI vs RR Match Prediction for Today - Who will win today's IPL match?

IPL 2022: Match 9, MI vs RR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match between MI and RR?

Both teams have had contrasting starts to their IPL 2022 campaign.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians will take on the Rajasthan Royals in their upcoming fixture on 2nd April at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Both these teams have had contrasting starts to their campaign this year with the Mumbai Indians suffering a close defeat against the Delhi Capitals in their previous fixture. However, the return of Suryakumar Yadav will bolster their batting line-up heavily which seemed to leave a big hole against the Delhi franchise.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals dominated their first game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and are looking like the team to beat at the moment. They are currently at the top of the points table on account of their excellent net run rate and have ticked most of the boxes at the moment. Nathan Coulter-Nile suffered a slight niggle towards the end of the game, and is expected to make way for James Neesham in the playing XI.

Preview

Match Details

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 9, IPL 2022

Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai

Date & Time: April 2, 3:30 PM

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.

Pitch Report

In the two games played so far at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai, there has been enough for the bowlers with the new ball to make a significant impact. Both games went right down to the wire and chasing has been comparatively easier on the pitch, and the captain that wins the toss will have no hesitation in bowling first. It has to be noted that Rajasthan Royals are the only franchise so far to have won a game batting first in IPL 2022 so far.

Probable Playing XIs for Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk),  Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, James Neesham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the Match: Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler had a pretty good start to this year’s IPL 2022 campaign with a 28-ball 35 in the previous game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, he couldn’t capitalise on it and get a big score. The right-hander hit three sixes and three fours in his short stay at the crease and will be hoping to make it big against the Mumbai Indians, a franchise that he has done really well against in the past.

Probable best bowler of the Match: Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the stars in the victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad as the leg spinner picked up 3 for 22 in his four-over spell and dented the run chase for his opponents. The 31-year-old is likely to have a big impact on the Royals in the upcoming fixture as well given that he has had a pretty good track record against the big hitters like Kieron Pollard. Chahal has looked to have gotten back his rhythm which he missed in the first phase of IPL 2021.

Today’s match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.