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IPL 2024: Match 38 (RR vs MI) – Playing XI And Fantasy XI Predictions
By CricShots - Apr 22, 2024 12:33 pm
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The upcoming clash between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2024 promises to be a thrilling encounter on April 22nd at the iconic Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. As it stands, Rajasthan Royals lead the points table with an impressive record of six wins out of seven matches, while Mumbai Indians currently occupy the sixth position, having secured three victories in seven outings.

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RR vs MI

In their recent fixtures, Rajasthan Royals suffered a narrow defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders, despite Jos Buttler’s remarkable century. Conversely, Mumbai Indians secured a crucial win over Punjab Kings, with Suryakumar Yadav playing a pivotal innings of 78 runs. Historically, in their encounters in the IPL, Rajasthan Royals have clinched 14 victories against Mumbai Indians’ 16 triumphs in 30 matches contested between the two teams.

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has witnessed competitive contests, with teams struggling to breach the 200-run mark in the IPL 2024 season. Scores around 180-190 have proven to be challenging totals, with Rajasthan Royals successfully defending such scores twice. Moreover, they came close to defending 196 against Gujarat Titans, showcasing their bowling prowess. Notably, RR also chased down a target of 184 against RCB at this venue, emphasizing their strength in both departments.

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In terms of head-to-head statistics, Rajasthan Royals have won 13 encounters against Mumbai Indians’ 15 victories. Impressively, RR has dominated MI at home, emerging victorious in five out of seven matches in Jaipur, with Mumbai’s last win at this venue dating back to May 2012. With both teams aiming for crucial points, the clash promises excitement and intense competition, setting the stage for a captivating showdown in the IPL 2024 tournament.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Nandre Burger and Sandeep Sharma have faced injury setbacks, with Burger nursing a leg issue and Sandeep recovering from a side strain. Despite missing some games, Burger was poised to return in the previous match, particularly if Rajasthan Royals batted first, as indicated by RR director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara. Fortunately, Sandeep has shown promising signs of recovery.

The potential return of Sandeep Sharma presents an opportunity for RR, especially against Rohit Sharma, whom Sandeep has dismissed five times in just 44 deliveries. Boult and Avesh Khan have also troubled Rohit, dismissing him twice each in 18 and 13 deliveries, respectively. Moreover, Boult and Sandeep boast a strong record against Ishan Kishan, having dismissed him twice each, while Yuzvendra Chahal has accounted for Kishan three times.

Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen/Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians (MI) 

Jasprit Bumrah will play a pivotal role for Mumbai Indians against Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer. Bumrah has troubled Buttler, dismissing him twice, with Buttler registering a modest strike rate of 95.4 against the formidable pacer. Additionally, Bumrah has accounted for Hetmyer three times and Samson twice, with Hetmyer and Samson recording strike rates of 64.3 and 98.1, respectively, against the MI speedster.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1: 

Jos Butler (vc), Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:

Jos Butler, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya, Riyan Parag (vc), Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult