Match 9 - MUM vs RAJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Ind T20 League 2022
Match 9 - MUM vs. RAJ
Like every season, Mumbai has followed their tradition and lost their first match and like every other season, Sanju Samson has followed his own footsteps and played a match-defining knock against Hyderabad. Will Mumbai maintain their unfortunate tradition going or Sanju and his boys will suffer their first defeat of the season?
Well, it’s tough but at the end of the day, it’s cricket. Rajasthan looked rock solid in their last match and they do have a very powerful bowling attack which can create havoc in Mumbai’s inexperienced middle order. When it comes to their batting, Jos the Boss has already delivered in the previous match and his record against Mumbai is great. Devdutt Padikkal looked in great touch and like already said, Sanju Samson is the match winner in the team. Some of the shots he played in the previous match can make anyone fall in love with the game. The duo of Boult and Prasidh Krishna broke Hyderabad’s backbone in the previous match and if they do the same to Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and others, the men in Pink will already be a step ahead. You don’t say this a lot against Mumbai but Rajasthan is indeed the favourites to win the match.
The only positive thing coming to the match for Mumbai is that Suryakumar Yadav is now fit and will be making his return into the side. Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Tilak Verma did show what they can do but even after all this, their bowling will be a huge concern. Jasprit Bumrah led the attack but the Indian International didn’t look close to his best as he conceded 43 of his 3.2 overs. Daniel Sams, the Australian conceded 57 in his four while two other pacers went over 8. Murugan Ashwin was impressive but he is not someone who will win you matches with the bowl in his hand. He can be economical at his best. Thus, Mumbai needs some immediate solution to bolster their bowling line-up. Otherwise, Rajasthan has enough firepower to put a lot of pressure on Mumbai.
Match: MUM vs. RAJ, 9th Match Indian T20 League 2022
Date: Saturday, April 02, 2022
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy
Win the toss and bowl first. That has been the template for the tournament and nothing else will suit at the moment. The bowl will spin and the dew will affect the match in the last 5-6 overs of the match.
MUM vs. RAJ Squads
MUM: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(WK), Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Sanjay Yadav, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Fabian Allen, Basil Thampi, Ramandeep Singh, Daniel Sams, Aryan Juyal, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arshad Khan
RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
MUM vs. RAJ Probable Playing XIs
MUM: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams/Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi/Jaydev Unadkat.
RAJ: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna
Like already said, Rajasthan will start as the favourites as they have a really strong unit this time around. Mumbai’s fate will depend a lot on Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. When it comes to bowling, Jasprit Bumrah will have to be at his absolute best to help Mumbai get their first win of the season.
Top Fantasy Picks
Ishan Kishan looked absolutely fantastic in their last match against Delhi. He is their main run getter and if he gets going, Mumbai can put up a really good score on board.
Jos Buttler gave the perfect start that Rajasthan needed in their opening match and later his teammates capitalised on it. He could have gone in the first ball itself but with some luck, he survived and punished Hyderabad.
Suryakumar Yadav is the most important player for Mumbai in the middle order. He’s got the skills and the perfect mindset which helped Mumbai win multiple league titles. Coming back from injury, he will be hungry to score runs.
Trent Boult led the bowling lineup in the previous match. It is because of his sheer pace, he was able to attack Hyderabad right from the first over and against his former teammates, Boult will have things to prove and most importantly, he is aware of their weaknesses.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Devdutt Padikkal and Murugan Ashwin are our risky captaincy choices of the day. Both these players looked in good touch but failed to make it big. If they maintain their form in this match, they can give you a lot of points.
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