Indian T20 League 2022: Rajasthan vs Mumbai Fantasy Cricket Match-Ups
By Parameswaran Sankaranarayanan April 30, 2022
Rajasthan will be eyeing a fourth successive win when they meet bottom-placed Mumbai in match 44 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. Sanju Samson's men successfully defended 144 against Bangalore, who they bowled out for 115. A win will take the franchise to the top of the points table.
Can Mumbai register their first win in the 15th edition? The most successful Indian T20 League side suffered a 36-run defeat against Lucknow in their last outing. They lost to Rajasthan by 23 runs in the opening fixture between both teams.
We look at five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Rajasthan-Mumbai match.
S Samson vs Surya K Yadav
With 228 runs at a strike rate of 165.21, Sanju Samson is the second-leading run-getter for Rajasthan. He has made 25+ scores in the last three matches. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav made just seven runs against Lucknow. It was the first time the 31-year-old got dismissed for a single-digit score in the ongoing season.
Verdict: The wicket-keeper batter could clinch this Match-Up.
D PADIKKAL vs T VARMA
In a Match-Up of young left-handed batters, Devdutt Padikkal and Tilak Varma take on each other. Padikkal has made only seven runs in two outings at DY Patil Stadium, while the 19-year-old clinched two half-centuries - 61 & 51* in Navi Mumbai. Tilak is Mumbai's leading run-scorer with 272 runs from eight innings.
Verdict: T Varma is likely to beat D Padikkal.
Did You Know? T Varma grabbed 110 fantasy points against Rajasthan in match 9 of the 2022 season
T BOULT vs J BUMRAH
Since his return from injury, Trent Boult hasn't picked up a wicket. The Kiwi pacer, who conceded more than ten runs per over in Rajasthan's last three games, will be keen to rediscover his form. Mumbai pacer Jasprit Bumrah is enduring one of the most disappointing Indian T20 League seasons. He bagged just two wickets in his last six games.
Verdict: T Boult is expected to collect more fantasy points than J Bumrah.
J Buttler vs R SHARMA
Two players with contrasting fortunes square off in one of the most exciting Match-Ups on Saturday. Jos Buttler scored a hundred, his first of the 2022 season, against Mumbai at DY Patil Stadium. He also scored a half-century at the same venue. Meanwhile, R Sharma has struggled with the bat as he is yet to hit a fifty. He has scored 153 runs from eight innings
Verdict: J Buttler could finish above R Sharma in the fantasy points chart.
P KRISHNA vs Y CHAHAL
Prasidh Krishna claimed crucial wickets against Delhi and Bangalore. He dismissed David Warner and V Kohlii and grabbed five wickets at an economy rate of 5.62 in the last two matches. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal went wicketless against Bangalore on Tuesday. The Purple Cap holder is two scalps away from 20 wickets.
Verdict: Y Chahal could emerge the winner in this Match-Up.
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Parameswaran Sankaranarayan is a sports enthusiast who has worked in print, website, and other digital platforms. He was part of the editorial team of first-ever Indian football-based website - IndianFootball.com (now defunct) - and passionately follows the latest happenings in world football. During his time as a journalist, he had the opportunity to interact with some of the iconic personalities in Indian sports and witness some memorable moments in Indian football.
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