IPL 2022: Royal Rajasthan vs Mumbai Indians match prediction

The Royal Rajasthan will be up against the Mumbai Indians in the 44th match of the 2022 IPL at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. The match will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, and will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network.

Match prediction

RR has risen to second place in the table, while MI has remained at the bottom. In this season, RR had six wins out of eight matches. MI, on the other hand, had failed to win a single game despite being a five-time IPL champion.

Looking at the record and how each team has performed, it’s obvious that RR will likely win the upcoming match.

Royal Rajasthan

RR’s strength lies in their strong batting department. The team has dangerous players such as Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Butler, and Rassie van der Dussen. RR’s bowling department is also strong with Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, and Ravichandran Ashwin.

The team is looking forward to their winning momentum with Buttler and Padikkal, who are ready to give their aggressive start as the team’s openers. In their previous match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, RR had 144 runs and some of them came from Buttler and Padikkal. RR's upcoming match will also be a great tribute to the Australian spinner, Shane Warne, who died due to a heart attack in Thailand last month.

Other players who will also play in the upcoming match include Riyan Parag, Shubham Garwal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Tejas Baroka, Anunay Singh, KC Kariappa, Rassie Van der Dussen, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Karun Nair, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, and Prasidh Krishna.

Mumbai Indians

It’s a little bit difficult to understand how a great team like MI ended up in such a situation. The team had notable players such as Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Dewald Brewis.

MI’s batting department consists of Sharma and Kishan, who had great records as cricket players. They were also Yadav, Kieron Pollard, and Brewis, who are known for their ability to gain runs. The team also has Jasprit Bumrah as one of the best death bowlers in their bowling department. However, it was still not enough to bring the team back from the slump.

There are some reasons that back MI’s poor performance this season. Despite the presence of opener Kishan, MI was missing a power hitter. Pollard and Jaydev Unadkat also failed to score runs in the last over.

In the bowling department, Bumrah was struggling to save the team when he did not get enough support from Unadkar, Daniel Sams, and Riley Meredith.

The lack of key players was also part of the reason. During the 2022 IPL mega auction, MI decided not to sign key players such as Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, or Quinton de cock. But Boult, who ended up with RR, showed that he could be a crucial player for the team. Hardik, on the other hand, is one of the best players this season with 228 runs and a 136.5 strike rate.

Gian Chacko

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