Fantasy XI recommendations for the IPL 2022 game between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals
Apr 2: MI vs RR, 9th Match, DY Patil Stadium
Safe XI: Ishan Kishan (capt), Sanju Samson, Rohit Sharma, Shimron Hetmyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-capt), Prasidh Krishna, M Ashwin
Kishan is likely to play this game despite an injury scare in the previous match, where the wicketkeeper-batter scored a 48-ball 81 not out against Delhi Capitals. As an opener in IPL, he has scored 636 runs in 14 games at an average of 63.60 and a strike rate of 157.42. In his last outing against Rajasthan Royals, he scored an unbeaten 25-ball 50.
Bumrah did not have had a great day in the last game against Capitals. But we all know how good he can get, especially against Royals. He has gone wicketless only twice in ten outings against them, taking 14 wickets at an economy of 6.47 and an average of 17.57.
Sanju Samson: Nobody starts the IPL as good as Samson. He has the unique record of scoring the first hundred in an IPL season thrice – 2017, 2019 and 2021. Against Mumbai Indians, Samson has ten scores of 30 or more in 20 outings.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Legspinner Chahal started this season with 3 for 22 for Royals. He has not gone wicketless in his last 16 T20Is and IPL games combined, and has got 24 wickets in that period. In Chahal’s last meeting against Mumbai, he finished with figures of 3 for 11.
Prasidh Krishna: The tall right-arm pacer from Karnataka is an absolute must have in your team. Since the start of 2022, he has taken a staggering 29 wickets in seven games at an average of 10.93 across formats.
M Ashwin: The wristspinner is expected to play the role of lead spinner, having started started off well with 2 for 14 against Capitals. He has been especially potent while bowling in the second innings, where 19 of his 28 IPL wickets have come.
High Risk XI: Jos Buttler (capt), Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna (vice-capt)