Despite the fact that Mumbai India’s IPL campaign in 2022 began with a loss, the team is unconcerned. After all, they’ve been known to be sluggish starters before, and they’re still on familiar ground. Having said that, they’ll be eager to get started as soon as possible and will seize every opportunity that presents itself.

The Mumbai Indians will face their arch-rivals, the Rajasthan Royals, in the following round of the tournament. We don’t expect anything different this time because the two teams have a history of producing superb nail-biting meetings. The Mumbai Indians have a strong leadership group and a good heritage, while the Rajasthan Royals have momentum and a team that exudes class. The battle between the two teams is likely to be nothing short of spectacular.

Mumbai On Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, India and Rajasthan Royals will face off in the 9th match, which will be held at the DY Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai.


Leaving everything else aside, the biggest news for Mumbai Indians heading into the forthcoming match will be the return of Suryakumar Yadav, who has been their most reliable batsman in recent years. His comeback would immediately fill the most glaring hole highlighted by Mumbai Indians in the first encounter.

The Mumbai Indians got off to a fantastic start against the Capitals, but they were unable to build on the momentum established by Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Mumbai’s batting unit looked a touch vulnerable in the middle with two rookies in Anmolpreet Singh and Tilak Verma. They did finish their innings on a high note, scoring 177 runs, but it was perhaps a dozen runs short of where they should have been given their poor start. Their batting would look strong with Yadav in the lineup, with firepower available all the way up the order.

For a long time, the torch has been carried by bowling. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah bowling in combination used to worry even the best batsmen, but with Boult unavailable, Mumbai Indians struggled in the previous encounter – both early on and late on. Mumbai’s cause was not helped by the fact that Jasprit Bumrah was far away.

Despite a lacklustre performance in their previous match, Mumbai Indians will remain unconcerned. The opening encounter provided plenty of positives for them, with Murugan Ashwin’s spell being the standout. He was easily the team’s standout performer in the previous match, and he’ll relish bowling in a day game with no dew.

On paper, the Mumbai Indians appear to be in good shape, with some exceptional batsmanship. Down to number seven, they have hard-hitters, with Daniel Sams and Tim David capable of winning the match on their own.

However, they were a little too cheap with the ball, and they’ll have to be mindful of that in the future. Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi, and Daniel Sams may be pricey at times, so it’ll be fascinating to see how Rohit Sharma fared. Despite being in the driving seat, the bowlers failed to close out the previous game, and they will have to do a lot better against a more strong batting line. Mumbai Indians would be a difficult team to beat if they can accomplish it and their batting unit performs to its full potential.


When the Rajasthan Royals took the field on the second day of the auction, they appeared to be a little behind. There were a few unexpected auction picks, but their auction method looked excellent after they demonstrated their attitude and technique against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game.

Although it is still early in the season, the Rajasthan Royals will savour their present top-of-the-table status. They not only won their first match, but they did so with precision. From the beginning to the finale, almost everything seemed to be going the Royals’ way. The only thing that didn’t go their way was Nathan Coulter Nile’s decision to go for broke in his three overs.

The signing of Devdutt Padikkal by the Royals was particularly intriguing, especially because Padikkal is a designated opener, and the Royals have enough of those. The manner he batted at four, however, was commendable, and the Royals likely want him to keep doing so. With the bat, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, and Jos Buttler all appeared in command, and the total they put up was proof enough of their ability.

Rajasthan Royals appear to have pretty much covered all of their bases when it comes to bowling. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna, the first duo, looked lethal on a court with a little additional bounce and pace. The Royals will be difficult to cope with throughout the game, thanks to the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Ashwin bowling in the middle overs. With Trent Boult as their lone experienced campaigner, their death bowling appears to be a touch wobbly.

Overall, the Rajasthan Royals not only have momentum on their side, but they also have a very well-balanced team to keep it rolling. The only thing they’d have to worry about is their death bowling, and if they can do that, they’ll be a tough opponent not only in the forthcoming match, but also in the ones to come.

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