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IND T20 League 2024, Match 14: MUM vs RAJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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IND T20 League 2024

MUM vs RAJ, Match 14

 


Preview

It's a new month, so get ready to witness the continuation extravaganza of the Indian T20 league 2024 with match 14 between Mumbai(MUM) and Rajasthan(RAJ) on Monday(01st April 2024) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai City, India. The Hosts Mumbai will play their first home at this iconic venue when they welcome the Pink Army led by Sanju Samson. The 5-time league winners did not get the start of the tournament which they were expecting from their new skipper Hardik Pandya and as a result, they are currently hustling at the bottom of the points table with zero wins out of 2 matches which they have played so far.

The former champions MUM is surely missing the service of Suryakumar Yadav in the middle order. The Hosts Mumbai will never be at full strength and the noises coming out of the camp are that this game will once again come too soon for the free-spirited 360-hitting right-hander. They had a nightmare last game which they want to forget while heading for this match when they host inaugural league winners Rajasthan, who are currently on the roll after winning their both opening games and resting in third place in the points table.

MUM will be expecting former skipper of the side Rohit Sharma to show his class on the top of the order and produce as many runs as he can with the left-handed batter Ishan Kishan. The keen watcher of the game knows this well that Mumbai is very much familiar with such situations and they know how to bounce back so it is going to be a tough visit for Rajasthan as the history also suggests that MUM always has an upper hand over the visitors in this league.

The Hosts will be anticipating that their gun bowlers Gerald Coetzee and Jasprit Bumrah to produce the best show at home, providing the pace options, not to mention Piyush Chawla's spin, are down at the foot of the table. On the other hand, they will believe that skipper Hardik, Tim David, and Tilak Varma put their feet on the paddle to secure the first win for MUM this season with their performances.

The Visitors RAJ showed strength in their batting line-up in their win over Delhi(DEL) when their big top three of Jaiswal (5), Buttler (11) and skipper Samson (15) all failed to contribute with the bat. Thanks to the courtesy and sublime batting of Riyan Pirag who scored an unbeaten 84 off 45 balls and guided Rajasthan to post 185 runs on the board. While chasing the target of 186 DEL fell short by 12 runs and RAJ registered their second win of the tournament.

Proteas fast bowler Nandre Burger impressed with the ball again when he got the big wickets of Mitchell Marsh and RK Bhui in that game while only giving 2/29 in 3 overs. Once again the leg spinner Yuzi Chahal was the star of the match with his well-oiled bowling for RAJ who cliched 2 for 19 against DEL. The bottom line is that Rajasthan has quality throughout their XI, and will be very tough to defeat in this game.

In a head-to-head battle between the two sides, MUM and RAJ have faced each other in 28 matches in Indian T20 League history. Out of these 28 matches, MUM has won 15 whereas RAJ has won 12 matches and one match between them ended with no result.

 

Match Details 

Match: MUM vs RAJ, Match 14, Indian T20 League 2024

Date: Monday, April 01, 2024

Time: 
7:30 PM


Venue:
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai City, India


Pitch and Weather Report

Wankhede is generally considered to be green track and batting-friendly, especially in limited-overs formats like T20s. The surface is usually flat, with a good amount of bounce and carry, which allows the batters to play their shots freely. The boundaries at this venue are relatively short, which further favours the batters. The dew factor in evening games can also come into play, making it easier for the team batting second to chase down a target. The average score at this venue is 169 runs which seems very much achievable, however, while batting first the side will be looking to post over 185+ on this track to give some assurance to the bowlers later in the innings.

The highest and lowest temperatures would be around 31℃ and 27℃, respectively, with a wind speed of 16 km/h including a 72% chance of humidity during the game time. However, there have been instances where the Wankhede has offered some assistance to the bowlers, particularly spinners, especially as the game progresses. Clear skies are predicted for the match. 


MUM vs RAJ Squads

MUM: Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Shams Mulani, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Luke Wood, Naman Dhir, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, Akash Madhwal, Nuwan Thushara, Kwena Maphaka

RAJ: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger

 
MUM vs RAJ Probable Playing XIs

MUM: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Shams Mulani

RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhruv Jurel, Nandre Burger, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Match Prediction

On paper, the stats suggest that RAJ has performed much better than MUM this season. However, in the H2H battle, MUM has a slight edge over the Visitors with 15-12. The bottom fragger side MUM will be eyeing to seal this match and register their first win of the tournament. In front of their home fans, we are expecting Mumbai to get their tournament up and running so we are predicting a victory for MUM.

We are backing MUM to win this game. 


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