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Rajasthan vs Mumbai Indian T20 League: First Games by Paytm fantasy cricket tips and tricks, prediction and likely XIs

Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Average score at venue (1st inns): 170

Win percentage while batting first: 46.15%

Pitch conditions:

  • A score of 150-160 will be considered at par at the DY Patil stadium where batsmen have been able to have their say more often than not in the tournament.
  • It will not matter whether as a team you are chasing or depending unless the batsmen do not pull in their weight. 
  • Fast bowlers, however, will enjoy success here at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai given that they have had a wicket-share percentage of 71.15% compared to the spin bowlers getting 28.85% of the wickets. 

Weather prediction

The players will have to deal with higher levels of humidity as it will be around 70% and more at the start of the match, after a hot and sunny day on Saturday in Navi Mumbai. The temperature will be around 30-31°C in the evening.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD (overall):

Matches played: 26

Rajasthan won: 12

Mumbai won: 13

No result: 1

Top 3 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal 

Top 3 players from Mumbai: Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah

Top picks for H2H/WTA contest (top 5 players each):

Top 5 players from Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin

Top 5 players from Mumbai: Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Jasprit Bumrah, R Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav

Q & A

Fantasy tips and tricks: Should I pick more bowlers, batsmen or all-rounders?

The DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai is a venue which is yet to produce a surprise game like the way the Brabourne Stadium has over the last two matches that it has hosted. The scores in the range of 150 to 160 will be considered average whereas bowlers, particularly pacers, are expected to enjoy their time out in the middle at this venue. Having a traditional approach of making a fantasy cricket playing XI which should have a long batting line-up and 2-3 fast bowlers will be the right approach for this match.

Fantasy tips: From which team should I pick more players in my XI? Which team is stronger?

The tables have indeed turned. For a very long time in the tournament, Rajasthan remained a team with tremendous promise but very little delivered whereas Mumbai dominated the circuit with five title victories in the last decade. However, the start of the new era with Indian T20 cricket League 2022 has witnessed shift in terms of firepower, with Rajasthan coming across as one of the most professional, articulate it and meticulous side with their approach and team selection whereas Mumbai a team which has for many times in the past produced prime examples of constituting the best T20 squads, seem to have lost the recipe. Rajasthan, who are at the second spot in the points table with six runs in eight matches, are clearly the favourite side for this contest against a winless Mumbai.

MORE INFORMATION: Teams can expect a batting-friendly wicket at the DY Patil Stadium on Saturday evening when Rajasthan will look for further domination of their rivals Mumbai, who have gone without a single victory to celebrate in the 43 matches played so far. Mumbai will be desperate to turn around their fortunes, which looks increasingly difficult given the way their batsmen have gone about their jobs in the tournament so far. Rajasthan will look to match Gujarat in terms of points as they are placed second with 12 points from eight matches and with a healthy Net Run Rate (NRR) of 0.561, bolstered with the fact that they have won their last three matches convincingly.

PLAYERS’ FORM: Rajasthan batsmen had a collective failure the last time they were on the park but Jos Buttler and Co can be expected to come out firing on all cylinders given that they have an opportunity to rake up a big total against a bowling line-up of Mumbai, which is lacking both venom and confidence. With 5 wickets in 8 matches, ace Mumbai bowler Jasprit Bumrah has not lived up to the expectations and in the batting department, R Sharma along with Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav have not been able to make a strong dent so far. 

Changes in squad (if any): NO

LIKELY XIs:

RAJASTHAN: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryll Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal

MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Hrithik Shokeen, Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah

FANTASY XI: Jos Buttler (c&wk)), Devdutt Padikkal, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah 

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