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MI vs RR: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream 11 Team for Match 42 of IPL 2023

With 2 losses in two games, MI is now placed at no. 9 in the points table. They have improved their performance from the last IPL, but still need to win at least 5 more games to get the playoffs ticket. With Archer missing the last game and not in form too, Mumbai’s bowling looks comparatively weak.

On the other hand, Rajasthan has won 5 of their 8 matches and is second in the points table, just behind Gujarat Titans. They are back on track with the win against CSK in their previous game, after losing two back-to-back games before that.

Team Preview

Mumbai Indians

The death bowling department of Mumbai Indians is what they need to seriously look upon. In the last two games, they have conceded 94 and 109 runs respectively in the last 6 overs.

Rohit Sharma is performing better from previous seasons but a big knock is still waiting for the birthday boy. Tilak started great but is not in touch for the last two games. Surya and Green are in form with Nehal and Tim as the finishers doing their job well.

Rajasthan Royals

Trent Boult in the powerplay has the potential to dominate any batting unit. With Sandeep Sharma by his side, powerplay bowling looks great for Rajasthan Royals. Yuzi Chahal is doing well in middle overs supported by Ashwin. In the last few games, their death bowling has also gone well.

Jos Buttler hasn’t performed well in the last 3 games which has resulted in RR losing 2 of them. His opening partner Yashasvi is in sublime form and so is Devdutt Padikkal. Dhruv Jurel is playing his first season but his finishing abilities have been very promising till now.

Pitch/Venue Report

The match would be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

  • Total Matches Played-105
  • Matches Won Batting First-49
  • Matches Won Batting Second-56
  • Average First Innings Score-168

Due to the presence of red soil, the pitch at Wankhede is batting-friendly. Also, the short boundaries are advantageous for batsmen. The dew factor also comes into play which helps the team batting second. 185 has been the average batting score at this venue in 3 IPL matches. 2 of these matches are won by the team chasing.

Probable Playing XI

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Tim David, Hritik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Riley Meredith, Piyush Chawla

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jorel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult/Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Players to Watch Out For

Cameron Green

He was the second most expensive player in IPL 2023 auction and has performed well till now this season. Green has 199 runs with a Strike Rate of 150 and has been dismissed just 4 times in 7 matches. He has also taken 5 wickets but went a bit expensive leaking runs with an economy of 10.45.

Piyush Chawla

In a weak bowling lineup of Mumbai Indians, Piyush has been their best bowler so far. In some matches, he broke important partnerships and has been economical in many of them too. Chawla has taken 11 wickets in 7 games with an economy of 7.11

Yashasvi Jaiswal

With scores of 44, 47, and 77 in the last 3 games, Jaiswal has scored a total of 304 runs this IPL. He is now the top run scorer for RR overtaking his opening partner Jos Buttler. Also to mention, Yashasvi has scored these runs with a Strike Rate of 145+.

Yuzvendra Chahal

He didn’t get to bowl his quota of 4 overs in the previous match and went wicketless against LSG. 2 of the last 3 matches didn’t go in favour of Yuzi but he is still the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan Royals. With 12 wickets in 8 matches (economy 8.23), Chahal is the spinner with the third most wickets in this IPL.

MI vs RR Dream11 Team

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result/Final Playing XI of both teams at this moment.

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Prabal Sharma
Prabal Sharma
Following this beautiful game of cricket for more than a decade now.

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