Mumbai Indians are still searching for their first win.
In the 44th match of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals will take on Mumbai Indians at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Both the teams have had a completely opposite journey in the tournament. While RR have managed to win 6 out of 8 matches, MI are still searching for their first win. A win in this match will help RR to reach the first position in the points table.
The Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous match by 29 runs. They defended a mere total of 144 runs after a disciplined bowling attack. Uncapped bowler Kuldeep Sen picked 4 wickets for just 20 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was also at his best as he picked 3 wickets for 17 runs. Mumbai lost their last match against Lucknow Super Giants by 36 runs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Match 44
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 30th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RR vs MI, Match 44 Pitch Report:
In the last 3 out of 5 matches, the team batting first has managed to score less than 160 runs. The surface is expected to remain balanced throughout the match. The team winning the toss might not look to bat and put a huge total on the board.
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RR vs MI, Match 44 Probable Playing XIs:
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen/Mayank Markande, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Picks for RR vs MI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for a single-digit score for the first time in this edition of the tournament in the last game against LSG. In the first 5 matches, Suryakumar made over 30 runs for MI and he would be expected to deliver a similar performance in this match.
Tilak Varma is the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in the tournament and has been dismissed for a single-digit score only once. Varma has made 2 half-centuries in the tournament.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
In the first 5 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin managed to pick only a single wicket and it looked like he was struggling. However, he has managed to pick 6 wickets in the last 3 matches and might have finally hit the top gear.
Daniel Sams has picked 6 wickets in the last 3 matches for MI and is one of the best picks in this section. Against Chennai Super Kings, Sams managed to pick 4 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal is the current purple cap holder in the tournament and has bowled beautifully. Chahal has picked 18 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 12.61, an economy of 7.09, and a strike rate of 10.6.
Prasidh Krishna has been one of the best performers for Rajasthan Royals in the current season. In 8 matches, Krishna has failed to pick a wicket only in two matches. Krishna has managed to pick 10 wickets at an average of 25.10, an economy of 7.84, and a strike rate of 19.2.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
After scoring a half-century and two half-centuries, Jos Buttler failed in the last game against RCB as he could make only 8 runs. He is the leading run-scorer in the tournament and has made 499 runs at an average of 71.28.
RR vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Tilak Varma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal (vc), Prasidh Krishna, Riley Meredith, Kuldeep Sen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Tilak Varma, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
RR vs MI Risky Captaincy Choices:
Riyan Parag won the player of the match award in the last game for scoring 56 runs off 31 deliveries and was the only batter to score over 30 runs for RR. It was the first time that he scored over 20 runs in this edition of the tournament and might be a risky choice as the captain of the fantasy team.
Jasprit Bumrah has managed to pick over 1 wicket only once in this edition of the tournament. However, this doesn’t change the fact that he is one of the key players for MI and might finally hit the top of his mark in this game. You can take a risk of picking him as the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Daryl Mitchell made his IPL debut in the previous match against RCB and could make only 16 runs. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.