22 April IPL Match Prediction: MI vs RR, Mumbai takes on Rajasthan


22 April IPL Match Prediction: MI vs RR, Mumbai takes on Rajasthan

The 22 April IPL Match Prediction: MI vs RR is scheduled between inaugural champion Rajasthan and five-times champion Mumbai. Rajasthan will be hosting this game on Monday evening in Jaipur.

The home side has been playing top-notch cricket in the IPL and is positioned right at the top of the tree, whereas Mumbai has just got their mojo back after back-to-back wins. They are known for making it on a roll and surprising everyone around.

22 April IPL Match Prediction: Rise of Rohit Sharma The Batter In IPL

22 April IPL Match Prediction: Rise of Rohit Sharma The Batter In IPL

The last few seasons have been a severe struggle for the former captain of Mumbai Indians, performing way below par compared to what he was capable of.

Though his side MI had been doing a terrific job, and he managed to win Championships in those years, due to that his batting remained the least discussable subject.

Since the current Indian all-format captain is no longer the captain of Men in Blue, his performance would always be keenly observed.

The Hitman has come out with a clear plan and has scored over 300 runs in the IPL at strike rate, touching 170 in the first seven games, the exact number of runs he used to make in the entire season for the last few years.

He has been playing with a clear and an attacking mindset to dominate the bowlers early on. The same approach did wonders for him in the last 2023 ICC ODI World Cup, where he was magnificent at the top, scoring almost 600 runs at a daunting strike rate of 122.

The welcome change has been embraced by Indian fans and the admirers of MI, who will watch their skipper opening the batting in the T20 World Cup in a couple of months.

22 April IPL Match Prediction: Players To Watch Out For

Following MI vs RR players will play a crucial part in their team's victory:

Rohit Sharma

On current form, it is most likely that Rohit Shama will continue batting well for his side at the top, whose form has been a sigh of relief for Mumbai Indians.

The right-hander is in his non-captaincy stint with MI and has no extra pressure to care for other things. It all seems to be working so nicely for him.

The Monday evening in Jaipur could be a real feast for all the cricket fans coming to the ground if they witness a master class from the Hitman.

He scored a second ball duck against the same opponent at his home ground, Wankhede earlier in the season, so would be desperate to change his numbers against this opponent.

The 37-year-old right-hander was outfoxed by Trent Boult's outswinger in that game, so there must be more on this matchup that would excite fans of both teams.

Gerald Coetzee

Mumbai Indians struggled initially in the tournament because they did not have a lot of dependable bowling options other than Jasprit Bumrah, who can't bowl more than four overs.

Gerald Coetzee

Since the last game, the right arm quick from South Africa Gerald Coetze has risen to the occasion with a match-winning performance against Punjab Kings in the previous game.

He will be keenly observed against the Men in Pink by everyone, and his raw pace has something that excites everyone.

The 23-year-old youngster is undoubtedly a prospect for Proteas and Rajasthan will be tested against his pace in the 38th IPL game.

Gerlad Cotezee continuing to contribute with the ball would make the five-times champions stronger for the rest of the tournament, as the bowling problem will be diluted for them.

Trent Boult

Before 22 April IPL Match Prediction, Quality fast bowlers in T20 cricket are gold dust, especially the ones who can swing the new ball at will and keep testing the opening batters.

Trent Boult

These bowlers set the tone for their sides, and Trent Boult is no different. Rajasthan always hands him over the new ball, and more often than not, he delivers with quick breakthroughs.

The last time he met this opponent in their away fixture, the left arm quickly rattled the top-order of MI and eventually won the game in the powerplay for his side.

Something similar is expected from him on Monday evening because the batting line of Pandya and co is enormous, and they are coming into this game with a stamping win over the Kings.

The Kiwi quick has taken six wickets so far in the event, and he has bowled the most dot balls (57) amongst all Rajasthan bowlers.

He bowls in the powerplay and at the death; indeed, these are not the ideal times for a bowler to bowl, and these numbers speak about the pedigree he has made with his performances.

22 April IPL Match Prediction: MI vs RR

The points table shows a contrasting difference between the two sides, with Rajasthan at the top of the table and Mumbai in the second half.

Over the years, if there is one team that can never be written off in the history of IPL, it has to be Mumbai, which has done stunning things in the past and eventually won the championships after starting very slowly.

22 April IPL Match Prediction: MI vs RR, both sides are coming into this contest after winning their last games, but only Mumbai can continue their winning streak and get the better of Rajasthan in this fixture.

That is the beauty of IPL and its competitiveness: all ten teams can beat any other, and the points table influences it the least.

After winning this game Mumbai would feel more good about repeating the exact history of making a grand comeback in the competition, which they often do.

On the other hand, Rajasthan won't be bothered even after losing the contest, as they would still be comfortably at the top of the table. 

The start the 2008 IPL Champions made initially in the competition allows them to take a breather from a few bad games and regroup again for the next fixture.

Based on the contrasting positions in the points table and Mumbai's historical resilience, it is predicted that Mumbai Indians will emerge victorious against Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming MI vs RR fixture.