Even though Jos Buttler registered a rare failure in the last match, RR managed to win the game by 29 runs on the back of a good around show. Riyan Parag, who hadn’t had much to do till the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), finally proved his worth with a gritty half-century.
The bowlers then proved why they are rated among the best attacks in IPL 2022. Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Sen stood out for RR with figures of 3 for 17 and 4 for 20 respectively. Prasidh Krishna chipped in with two wickets, including the big one of Virat Kohli. The win was achieved without Yuzvendra Chahal picking a single wicket.
RR predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
There is really nothing much to analyze about Mumbai. They have a poor side, but even the established names in the team are not firing. Against LSG, they had a chance to push for a win as the bowlers had restricted the opponents to 168 despite KL Rahul’s hundred. The batters came up with a poor show and were held to 132 for 8.
Ishan Kishan’s tournament is going from bad to worse. Skipper Rohit Sharma is getting starts but hasn’t been converting them. Dewald Brevis has slipped a bit after a couple of impressive knocks. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma have been the standout batters, but Kieron Pollard has struggled big time.
MI predicted 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
Top fantasy picks for RR vs MI clash: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
–Renin Wilben Albert