Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals- Mumbai Indians Eye Win Against In-Form Rajasthan Royals

April 2, 2022

IPL 2022
Match 9
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

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Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai Indians will face Rajasthan Royals in match nine of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Saturday. The match starts at 15:30 PM IST on 2nd of April

Just like every season, Mumbai Indians have had a tough beginning to their campaign where they suffered a four-wicket defeat in their first match against Delhi Capitals.

However, unlike the previous seasons, the management would’ve been concerned with the kind of performance the team showed in the first game.

Rajasthan Royals will be coming into the match feeling good about themselves after securing a thumping 61-run win in their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Both teams have competed in the 24 matches in the history of the competition where the Indians have a slight edge with 13 wins compared to the Royals’ 11 victories.

Teams Status

Mumbai Indians Form and Team News:

The franchise  will be extremely concerned with the performance of the bowlers in the match against the Capitals where the most experienced one in the side — Jasprit Bumrah — ended up conceding 43 runs in just 3.2 overs without taking a single wicket.

Another high-profile bowling option Daniel Sams conceded 57 runs in just four overs at an economy-rate of over 14 runs per over.

Those numbers are just not good enough for any team to succeed in an event like IPL and the coaching staff will be hoping for better performance in the matches to come.

Sams’ performance in the previous outing might pave way for the selection of Fabian Allen in the starting XI for the game on Saturday.

Despite a disappointing show from the bowling department, the batting looks alright and there will be big hopes from the likes of Tim David, who came in with a reputation of a big hitter after his heroics in the Pakistan Super League for Multan Sultans.

Rajasthan Royals Form and Team News:

The most pleasing thing for the management would be that without any player playing a big knock, the team managed to post a mammoth total of 210 where the highest score was from captain Sanju Samson who scored 55 off just 27 balls.

The bowling afterwards looked million dollars as well where the likes of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal showed that they are more than enough to get the better of any opposition on a given day.

The coaching staff would be hopeful that the team would continue similar kinds of momentum in the matches to come in order to cement their place in the playoffs.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals 1.71 2.14
PariPesa 1.702 2.204 1.685 2.18
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The odds are in Mumbai’s favor, although Rajasthan Royals clinical performance wont make them pushovers. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Mumbai Indian win are placed at 1.71, 1.702, and 1.685, respectively. On the other hand, 2.14, 2.204, and 2.18  are the odds for a Rajasthan Royals victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Mumbai Indians will take heart from the fact that they have won previous three matches out of four played against Rajasthan Royals. Captain Rohit Sharma will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical batting performance.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be pleased with their clinical performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Tip: Sanju Samson to lead the charge for Rajasthan [email protected]

Rajasthan Skipper Sanju Samson led from the front with the bat and notched up a splendid half-century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will take heart from the fact that they holds a decent record against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. With 530 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 145.21.He is expected to score well over 24.5 runs and is backed to be top batsman for Rajasthan. These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Ishan Kishan to continue his excellent form for Mumbai [email protected]

Wicket-keeper opening batsman showcased excellent form for Mumbai Indians in the game played against Delhi Capitals. Left-hander smashed 81 runs off 48 balls with the help of eleven fours and two sixes. Kishan is expected to score well over 23.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Mumbai Indians.These odds have been sourced from


Both teams will be coming into this fixture with a different mindset with Mumbai Indians hoping to find the winning path whereas Rajasthan Royals would be hoping to continue the winning momentum.

On paper at least, after a very long time, the Royals look a far better side, both in terms of all-round talent as well as the form compared to Mumbai who are depending on a few individuals to get them over the line.

Therefore, the prediction is for Rajasthan to secure their second win in the IPL 2022.

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