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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 44 – Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Preview, Match Details, Pitch Conditions and Updates

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Rajasthan will square up against Mumbai in the 44th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 on Saturday at DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Rajasthan are playing formidable cricket and are currently sitting at number two on the points table. In 8 matches, they have 6 wins and would be looking to register its seventh win on Saturday.

On the other hand, Mumbai are languishing at the bottom of the points table. Rohit Sharma and Co. have played 8 matches but are yet to win a single game this season. They would be looking to register their first win and, thereby, open their account this season.

Team News:

Rajasthan:

Rajasthan are coming off three consecutive wins. They are looking like a team to beat this season. Jos Buttler has been outstanding with the bat, while the likes of Samson and Hetmyer too have made valuable contributions. With the ball, the spin duo of Ashwin and Chahar have made things harder for the opposition. Heading into the next game, Rajasthan would be looking to continue the winning momentum.

Players to watch out for:

  1. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is in sensational form with the bat. He is the highest run-scorer this season, having amassed 499 runs in 8 matches at an average of 71.29. In 8 games, he has already hit 3 centuries and would be eying his fourth win on Saturday.

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the wrecker-in-chief for the franchise. He is picking wickets for fun this season and is currently the highest wicket-taker. In 8 matches, he has 18 wickets to his name at an average of 12.61.

  1. Sanju Samson

The skipper too has been in pretty good touch. He hasn’t looked at his very best but has been amongst the runs. He played a good little cameo of 27 runs in 21 balls in the last game and would be eying a big score on Saturday.

Probable Playing XI:

Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal

Mumbai:

The most successful team in the history of the competition, Mumbai has had a horror campaign this season. They have not managed to register a single win out of 8 games played thus far. Barring Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai don’t have anyone to depend on in the bowling department. Besides, the opening duo of Rohit Sharm and Ishan Kishan aren’t in the best of forms either.

Players to watch out for:

  1. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is Mumbai’s biggest bet in the batting department right now. He is the man in form and he will be having the responsibility to score big runs. In 6 matches, Yadav has 239 runs to his name at an average of 47.80 and a strike rate of over 150.

  1. Rohit Sharma

After persistent failures, Rohit Sharma looked good in the last game. He 39 runs in 31 balls but couldn’t go on to notch a big score for the team. Ahead of the next game on Saturday, Sharma would be aiming to notch a match-winning knock.

  1. Tilak Varma

Playing his debut season for Mumbai, Tilak Varma has shown a lot of promise with the bat. He is currently the team’s highest run-getter. In 8 matches, Varma has managed to score 272 runs at an average of 45.33 and a strike rate of 140.21.

Probable Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah

Match Details:

Indian T20 League 2022 Rajasthan vs Mumbai, Match 44

Date: Friday, April 30, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

The 44th match between Rajasthan and Mumbai is scheduled to be played at DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. The pitch has that extra bounce which can trouble the batsmen. Seamers can get wickets if they manage to hit the hard lengths consistently on this surface. Anything between 160 and 180 is a par score here. With dew around, expect both teams to bowl first upon winning the toss.

 

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