Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - IPL 2022 Match 09: Who Will Win?

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Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable2nd April 2022 1530 IST
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We have entered the second round of matches in the prestigious Indian Premier League, and if the next bunch of games are anything as exciting as the first bunch, then all of us in for a right treat. The next game that we are going to provide a prediction for is one that sees the Mumbai Indians take on the Rajasthan Royals, which should be a cracker of a match. Read on and you will find our IPL prediction of who will win this match.

Mumbai Indians Team Preview

The Mumbai Indians took on the Delhi Capitals in their first match of the IPL 2022, and they lost a high scoring game by four wickets.

Things really could not have gotten off to a better start for the Mumbai Indians thanks to an opening partnership of 67 runs in 8 overs between Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. However, these two players failed to get any support from their fellow batsmen, with only Tilak Varma scoring more than 20 runs. The other three batsmen that came and went - Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, and Tim David - only managed a combined total of 23 runs. Kishan, with his 81 from 48 balls, was the star of the match and showed us all why the Mumbai Indians paid the big bucks for him during the Mega Auction.

If you are considering doing a spot of online cricket betting and want to place some of your hard-earned money on the top scorer for the Mumbai Indians in this match, then we recommend that you consider putting your cash on one of the openers - they are both top quality players and we can see them getting some high scores throughout the tournament.

It is fair to say that some of the bowlers let the Mumbai Indians down in their first match. For instance, Daniel Sams ended up bowling four overs for 57 runs and did not pick up a single wicket, while Jasprit Bumrah conceded 43 runs from 3.2 overs and also did not collect a wicket. Basil Thampi was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 3 wickets for 35 runs from the four overs that he bowled. If they are going to be successful against the Rajasthan Royals, then they definitely cannot afford for two of their bowlers to go for 100 runs from 7.2 overs.

So, if you want to do some IPL betting on who will be the top bowler for the Mumbai Indians, which player would we recommend you go ahead and place your money on? Well, you might be shocked to hear us suggest that you put your money on Bumrah to be their top wicket-taker against the Rajasthan Royals. Yes, he bowled poorly against the Delhi Capitals, but he is one of best bowlers in the tournament, and you cannot keep a quality player down for long.

What about the MI playing XI for this match? Well, we feel that they will use the same XI that played against the DC the other night. Yes, they ended up on the losing side, which is obviously not what they wanted, but there is no point in making a knee-jerk reaction after losing one match.

Rajasthan Royals Team Preview

The Rajasthan Royals took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match of this year's competition, and they went on to win comfortably.

The Rajasthan Royals were put into bat first and they got off to a fast start thanks to a 35 from 28 by Jos Buttler and a 20 from 16 by Yashasvi Jaiswal. Once both of the openers were out, Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal carried on where they left off, with the former smashing 55 from 27 balls and the latter scoring 41 from 29 balls. Shimron Hetmeyer then chipped in with a brisk 32 runs from 13 balls to help his side to a final score of 210/6 from their 20 overs.

All of the top IPL betting sites will offer enticing odds for who will finish at the top batsman for the RR, so if you are the kind of bettor that likes to make such wagers, who do we suggest you go and put your cash on? Well, the RR batting line-up is full of quality, so you would have a chance of winning if you put your money on any of the top four, but we would put our money on Buttler top scoring in this match.

The batsmen did their jobs, and so did most of the bowlers. For example, Yuzvendra Chahal bowled four overs and only gave away 22 runs while picking up three wickets, while Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna both picked up two wickets apiece from their four overs and only gave away 39 runs in total. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the only bowler that went the distance as he conceded 48 runs from the three overs that he bowled.

If you would like to place an IPL prediction for the RR top bowler, then we would be really tempted to put our money on Chahal once again. He bowled really well in the first match and will enter this second match with plenty of confidence under his belt. Also, the pitch should be one that the batsmen feel comfortable batting on, so they might decide to take him on, giving him more of a chance to pick up wickets.

Do we expect to see the same playing XI in this match? Well, if there are no injuries or illness, then we definitely expect to see the same XI. At the end of the day, why would they think about changing a team that won so convincingly in their first match?

Toss Prediction

This match will be played at the DY Patil Stadium, and we feel that the captain that is lucky enough to win the coin toss will opt to bowl first. The reason why we think that this will be the case is because the team that bats second on this pitch in the T20 format has won more often than the team that has batted first. This is probably because in the second half of the match dew starts to form, which makes it much harder for the bowlers to grip the ball, meaning that more bad balls will be bowled. You can find out all that you need to know about placing a toss prediction by reading this in-depth guide.

Pitch Conditions

The pitch that the match will be played on is made out of red soil, meaning that there will be plenty of bounce on offer. There will be something in it for the pace bowlers to start with, but this will soon dwindle, and it should become a fun pitch for the batsmen to bat on. This is usually a high-scoring venue, so the team that bats first will be looking to score somewhere in the region of 170-180 to give themselves a very good chance of going on to win the match.

Our Match Prediction

So, who is it that we predict will win the match today? Well, the match prediction today us that the Mumbai Indians will go on and pick up their first win of the 2022 IPL. What makes us believe this? Well, both teams are pretty much equal when it comes to their batting and bowling, and it would not be too much of a surprise to see the RR go on to win, but we think the fact that the Mumbai Indians lost their first game will push them on to get their first win of the campaign.

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