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MUM vs RAJ, Indian T20 League 2022 Match 9, MPL Prediction and Top Picks

Match: Mumbai vs Rajasthan (MUM vs RAJ, Match #9)

Date: April 2, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST

Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Match 9 of the Indian T20 League 2022 will be played between Mumbai and Rajasthan at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Five-time champions Mumbai lost their opening game to Delhi in a close fought game. Batting first, the hosts put up 177 runs on the board with the help of an unbeaten 81 from Ishan Kishan. Captain Rohit Sharma too made a significant contribution of 41 runs. But the Delhi hunted down the target with more than an over remaining. Daniel Sams and Jasprit Bumrah were particularly expensive with an economy rate of 14.25 and 12.90 each. Basil Thampi was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Murugan Ashwin picked up another two.

Rajasthan, on the other hand, come into this game after winning their season opener against Hyderabad. A half-century from captain Sanju Samson helped them post 210 in 20 overs. Later in the game, Yuzvendra Chahal’s three wickets and two each from Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult helped the the side successfully defend the total. Rajasthan finished second last in the points table last season and will be hoping to fare better this year.

Ahead of Indian T20 league match 9, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.

MUM vs RAJ, Match 5, Weather Update & Pitch Report

The DY Patil pitch is largely batting friendly and the spinners here enjoy a better time as compared to the fast bowlers. The team batting first have won 7 of the 8 Indian T20 league matches played at this venue. The average first score on this ground is 153. .

The weather in Mumbai will be hot and sultry. The temperature during the match will be around 29 degree Celsius. There Is no rain forecast and we are likely in for a full 40-over match.

MUM vs RAJ Injury News and Predicted XI

Mumbai Team news – Middle order batsman Suryakumar Yadav missed the first game as he was yet to return from his injury rehabilitation at the NCA in Bangalore. He is however available for selection in the game against Rajasthan.

Predicted XI – 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 Team news – Nathan Coulter Nile suffered a slight niggle in the previous game, and he is likely to make way for James Neesham in playing XI.

Predicted XI – Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c and wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jimmy Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.

MUM vs RAJ Head to head record

Mumbai and Rajasthan have met 25 times in the Indian T20 League. Mumbai have won 13 games while Rajasthan have 11 wins. One game was washed out. In the last five games between the two teams, Mumbai lead 3-2.

Total games – 25

Mumbai – 13

Rajasthan – 11

No Result – 1

Last five games – Mumbai lead 3-2

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MUM vs RAJ: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 9 (Five players to watch out for)

Top Fantasy Picks for HYD vs RAJ

Sanju Samson – Wcketkeeper-batsman, Rajasthan

Sanju Samson has been one of the best batsmen for Rajasthan over the last couple of years. He scored 484 runs in 14 matches last year at an average of 40.33 with a strike rate of 136.72, and started the 2022 on a similar note, scoring a half-century in the season opener. Samson is a good pick for your MPL team’s vice-captaincy for this game.

Yuzvendra Chahal – Rajasthan

Rajasthan have two match-winning Indian spin sensations in Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal, who was one of the key bowlers for Bangalore, will now be looking to pick wickets in the new jersey. The spinner picked up three wickets for 22 runs in Rajasthan’s season opener.

Ishan Kishan – Wicketkeeper batsman, Mumbai

Ishan Kishan, the most expensive player in this season of the IPL, lived up to his price tag in Mumbai’s tournament opener. The opening batsman scored an unbeaten 81 off just 48 balls, hitting 11 boundaries and two maximums. Overall, he has an average and strike rate of 30.36 and 137.74 in his IPL career.

Suryakumar Yadav – Batsman, Mumbai

In what is a big boost for the Mumbai team, their star batsman Suryakumar Yadav is available for selection in the match against Rajasthan. Surya has consistently been among Mumbai’s highest run-scorers in each season since joining the team in 2018. He is also a good pick for your MPL team’s captaincy.

Jos Buttler – Wicketkeeper batsman, Rajasthan

Another wicketkeeper batsman you can include in your fantasy team is Jos Buttler. He scored a 28-ball 35 in the previous game against Hyderabad, which includes three maximums. But Buttler couldn’t convert the start to a big knock and will be eyeing a longer innings against Mumbai.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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