The 42nd match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the current points of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 7:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences, and each side has proficient players. This match holds great importance for the playoff chances of both teams, and they are equally determined to emerge victorious. Experts predict a challenging and intense encounter between these two exceptional teams.
- Match: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, 42nd Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Sunday
- Date: 30th April 2023
- Time: 07:30 PM IST
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
MI vs RR Head-to-Head
MI and RR have a tough competition against each other, having played 27 matches in total. From which Mumbai Indians won 14 times and Rajasthan Royals won 12 times till now.
MI vs RR Last Meeting
The Mumbai Indians (MI) emerged victorious in their first match of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season by defeating the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 5 wickets on April 30th, 2022, at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma led the team's batting charge and rescued MI from trouble, allowing them to successfully chase down the target of 159. MI had a strong start, scoring 22 runs in the first two overs, but then skipper Rohit Sharma's top-edge was caught by Daryl Mitchell, off Ravi Ashwin's bowling. Ishan Kishan continued with aggressive play, but mistimed a pull-shot, which was caught by Samson, and MI were at 41-2 after 6 overs. Yadav counter-attacked and hit three fours to get the team's innings back on track. Varma hit a six straight down the ground to open his account. Despite RR's tight bowling in the next three overs, which only produced 14 runs, MI was at 75-2 at the halfway mark of the innings.
The third wicket partnership for MI reached fifty runs and they were on course to successfully chase down the target. Suryakumar Yadav scored his half-century in the 14th over with a six. However, RR took two quick wickets and made a comeback in the game. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma were caught in the deep off the bowling of Chahal and Krishna respectively. Tim David hit two crucial fours against Kuldeep Sen, leaving MI with 12 runs to get off the last over. Although Pollard was caught in the outfield, Daniel Sams hit a six to seal the victory for MI with four balls to spare.
In the first innings, RR chose to stick with the same lineup as their previous game after being asked to bat. Devdutt Padikkal got off to a good start with three boundaries, but was dropped at backward-point in the third over. Hrithik Shokeen took the first wicket for MI after Padikkal was caught by Pollard at long-off. RR were 40-1 after the powerplay, with Jos Buttler hitting two fours. Sanju Samson hit two sixes in quick succession, but was caught at deep point by Kumar Kartikeya after failing to clear the ropes again, giving Kartikeya his first wicket.
At the 10-over mark, RR's score was 73-2 and Daryl Mitchell had joined Jos Buttler on the pitch. The pair kept the scorecard ticking and added 37 runs before Mitchell was caught at covers, thanks to Daniel Sams. Jos Buttler smashed four consecutive sixes against Hrithik Shokeen to bring up his half-century, but was dismissed on the last ball of the same over. Ravi Ashwin played a useful cameo, hitting 3 fours and 1 six before he was caught behind on the final over.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Mumbai Indians made few changes in their team this year. It will be interesting to see how these new signings perform for MI in this IPL 2023 season and whether they can help the team bounce back from their back-to-back disappointing seasons.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Mumbai Indians:
1. Rohit Sharma (c)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Tilak Varma
5. Tim David
6. Cameron Green
7. Jofra Archer
8. Arshad Khan
9. Kumar Kartikeya
10. Hrithik Shokeen
11. Jason Behrendorff
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, led his team to a runner-up finish in the IPL last year. With such success, the team is aiming to replicate those results for the upcoming season.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Jos Buttler
3. Sanju Samson (C & WK)
4. Dhruv Jurel
5. Devdutt Padikkal
6. Ravichandran Ashwin
7. Shimron Hetmyer
8. Trent Boult
9. Jason Holder
10. Sandeep Sharma
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of MI:
Rajasthan Royals Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of RR:
IPL 2023 Match 42 MI vs RR Fantasy Team
1. Rohit Sharma
2. Jos Buttler
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Sanju Samson
5. Yashasvi Jaiswal (c)
6. Cameron Green
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
8. Jofra Archer
9. Trent Boult
10. Piyush Chawla (vc)
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal
He has participated in 31 IPL matches and batted in 31 innings, scoring a total of 851 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 77 runs. He has not scored any centuries in the IPL but has managed to score 6 half-centuries, 8 times 30 or more runs, and 4 times 20 or more runs. Jaiswal has a strike rate of 139 and an average of 27.45, having faced 612 deliveries in the IPL. He has hit a total of 134 boundaries, which include 102 fours and 32 sixes.
In the current IPL season, Yashasvi Jaiswal has played 8 IPL matches and scored a total of 304 runs. His highest score in IPL is 77 and he has not yet scored any centuries, but has achieved 3 half centuries so far. He has a strike rate of 147.70 with an average of 38.00 in 206 IPL balls. Yashasvi Jaiswal has hit a total of 50 boundaries in IPL, including 40 fours and 10 sixes. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Yashasvi Jaiswal might be the best vice captain choice for the match.
Vice Captain: Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla has taken 165 wickets in 168 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 20.49 and an average of 26.73. He has bowled 3382 balls, including 2 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 28 times and 3 wickets 13 times.
In the ongoing IPL season, he has played in 7 matches and has taken 11 wickets, with his best performance being 3/22. His bowling average for this season is 17.45, and his economy rate is 7.11. He has conceded 192 runs in 162 balls. As of now, he is ranked 7th in the race for the Purple Cap in IPL 2023. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Piyush Chawla might be the best vice captain choice for the match.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 42
1. Rohit Sharma: He has participated in 230 IPL matches and managed to accumulate 5981 runs in 224 innings. His best performance in the IPL saw him score 109 runs in a single game. Rohit Sharma has also hit one century and 41 half-centuries in the IPL, along with scoring 30+ runs on 43 occasions and 20+ runs on 28 occasions. In total, he has scored his runs at a strike rate of 130.1 and has an average of 26.00 in the 4596 IPL balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Rohit Sharma has hit a total of 775 boundaries, including 528 fours and 247 sixes.
2. Jos Buttler: In the 2022 IPL season, the wicketkeeper-batter scored 863 runs, helping Rajasthan Royals reach the final. He has been consistent in previous seasons, scoring 328 runs in IPL 2020 and 311 runs in IPL 2019. He scored 548 runs in IPL 2018 and 254 runs in 7 matches in IPL 2021, including a century that turned his team's fortunes around. He is performing in his usual form this season as well.
3. Suryakumar Yadav: He has participated in 127 IPL matches and has scored a total of 2703 runs in 112 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 82. Suryakumar Yadav has not scored any centuries but has 16 half-centuries, along with 23 innings with 30+ runs. He has scored his runs at a strike rate of 136.7 and has an average score of 21.28 in the 1977 IPL balls he has faced. During his IPL career, Suryakumar Yadav has hit a total of 376 boundaries, with 289 fours and 87 sixes.
4. Sanju Samson: He has participated in 146 IPL matches and has amassed 3724 runs in 142 innings. His highest individual score in the IPL is 119. During his IPL career, he has scored 3 centuries, 19 half-centuries and has registered 29 scores of 30 or more. He has a strike rate of 136.4 and an average of 25.50 in 2729 IPL deliveries. Sanju Samson has hit a total of 463 boundaries, consisting of 293 fours and 170 sixes in the IPL.
5. Yashasvi Jaiswal: He has participated in 31 IPL matches and batted in 31 innings, scoring a total of 851 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 77 runs. He has not scored any centuries in the IPL but has managed to score 6 half-centuries, 8 times 30 or more runs, and 4 times 20 or more runs. Jaiswal has a strike rate of 139 and an average of 27.45, having faced 612 deliveries in the IPL. He has hit a total of 134 boundaries, which include 102 fours and 32 sixes.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 42
6. Cameron Green: He has played in 5 IPL matches, scoring 99 runs in 4 innings. His highest score in an IPL match is 64*, and he has not yet recorded a century and one half-century in the tournament. His strike rate is 154.8, with an average of 49.50. Cameron Green has hit a total of boundaries in the IPL, including 9 fours and 3 six. In terms of bowling, Cameron Green has taken 2 wickets in 5 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 30.00 and an average of 50.00.
7. Ravichandran Ashwin: He has appeared in 190 IPL matches and scored 704 runs in 82 innings. His highest score in IPL is 50. While he has not scored any IPL centuries, he has recorded 1 half-century and 4 innings with 30+ runs, and 5 innings with 20+ runs. Ashwin's strike rate in IPL is 119.3, with an average of 3.70 in 590 IPL balls faced. He has hit a total of 79 boundaries, including 55 fours and 24 sixes. Ashwin has also taken 165 wickets (in 188 IPL innings) with a strike rate of 24.65 and an average of 28.76. He has bowled 4068 balls (including 4 Maiden overs), and has taken 2 wickets 33 times and 3 wickets 8 times.
8. Jofra Archer: He has the ability to hit the ball hard and far, and when he wears his bowling shoes, he can reach speeds exceeding 150 kmph. Although it's uncertain whether he will participate in the 15th season, MI has invested in a dependable all-rounder who should benefit the team over the next two seasons. In 23 IPL innings, Jofra Archer has taken 39 wickets at a strike rate of 14.02 and an average of 15.82. He has bowled 547 balls (including 1 Maiden over) and has taken 2 wickets 7 times and 3 wickets 6 times.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 42
9. Trent Boult: Trent Boult has taken 101 wickets in 84 Indian Premier League innings, with a strike rate of 19.13 and an average of 26.39. He has bowled a total of 1933 balls in the IPL, including 10 maiden overs. Boult has taken two wickets on 22 occasions, and three wickets on 7 occasions.
10. Piyush Chawla: He has taken 165 wickets in 168 IPL innings, with a strike rate of 20.49 and an average of 26.73. He has bowled 3382 balls, including 2 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 28 times and 3 wickets 13 times.
11. Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 169 wickets in his 131 innings of IPL matches, with a strike rate of 17.04 and an average of 21.58. He has delivered a total of 2880 balls, including 4 Maiden overs. Chahal has taken 2 wickets 32 times, 3 wickets 16 times, and 5 wickets 1 time in his IPL career.
MI vs RR Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Mumbai Indians have participated in seven matches, winning three and losing four games. They currently hold the eighth position in the points table with six points and with the net run rate of -0.620. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have played eight matches, out of which they have won five and lost three. With ten points, they occupy the first position in the points table with the current net run rate of 0.939. So, according to experts at Frolic11 Rajasthan Royals have a 53% chance of winning the game and Mumbai Indians have a 47% chance of winning the game.
Best Batter of the Match
Yashasvi Jaiswal: In the current season of IPL 2023, he has participated in 8 IPL matches in the ongoing season and has amassed a total of 304 runs. Although he has not scored any centuries in the IPL, he has managed to achieve 3 half centuries so far. His highest score in IPL is 77, and he has a strike rate of 147.70 with an average of 38.00 in 206 IPL balls. Jaiswal has hit a total of 50 boundaries in the IPL, including 40 fours and 10 sixes. Yashasvi Jaiswal is in 6th position in the race for Orange Cap in IPL 2023. Experts at Frolic11 consider him as the potential best batter of the match.
Best Bowler of the Match
Trent Boult: In the current season of IPL 2023, Trent Boult has only played in six matches, but he has already taken nine wickets, with his best performance being 3/29. His bowling average for the current season stands at 21.22, while his economy rate is 7.96. He has conceded 191 runs in 144 balls. And he currently stands on the fourteenth place in the Purple cap race in IPL 2023. Experts at Frolic11 believe that Trent Boult might be the best bowler of the match.
Match 42: MI vs RR Pitch and Weather Report
The most recent match played at Wankhede Stadium revealed that the pitch there is favourable for batsmen due to its good bounce and speed, making it advantageous for them. Additionally, it is recognised that fast bowlers can also benefit from the pitch, particularly during the first few overs, as the ball tends to spin and offer some swing and bounce. However, as the game continues, the field becomes flatter, which makes it simpler for batsmen to score runs.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): High chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): Chances of Turn on Pitch
- Middle Over: Scoring pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Slight advantage for spinner and batsman too
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
Despite its reputation for being a pitch that favours batsmen, it can also offer benefits to bowlers. In evening matches, there is a possibility of early seam and swing movements with the ball, which can be advantageous for bowlers. Additionally, spin bowlers tend to find the pitch helpful in the later stage of the game.
As per the weather report for April 30th, 2023, Mumbai is anticipated to experience a temperature of 31 degrees Celsius, with a wind speed of 26 kilometre per hour and a humidity level of 51%. The high temperature has resulted in a solid and even pitch that typically favours batsmen, making it easy for them to score boundaries. However, there is a chance of some seam and swing movements from the ball in the early stages of the game, which can benefit both the batsmen and the bowlers. Nonetheless, the outcome of the match may be influenced by the prevailing weather and pitch conditions.
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The upcoming match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals is highly anticipated, as both teams are eager to secure two crucial points. Mumbai Indians, currently placed at the eighth position on the IPL 2023 points table, are particularly keen to win this match. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals hold the first place on the IPL 2023 points table. Our cricket experts believe that Rajasthan Royals hold the upper hand and are expected to emerge victorious against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, April 30th, 2023.