No particular reason; we’ve seen the trend [of chasing] in the tournament. Dew is not going to be a factor tonight but we wanted to have the score in front of us as a batting group. We’re here to correct the wrongs from the last game. We’re a young team that is learning every game. We’re playing the same team.
We would have liked to bowl first on this wicket too. The chatter in the camp is just to be smarter and understand what the conditions demand. We were lucky to get a strong team at the auction. One change: Navdeep Saini comes in place of Coulter-Nile.
RR lost the toss and will bat first.
Mumbai Indians team: Rohit Sharma(capt), Ishan Kishan(wk), Anmolpreet Singh, N Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, M Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
Rajasthan Royals team: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(capt&wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Prasidh Krishna.
“It’s a great feeling and nice to contribute to it. Good score or not? Hard to tell it with one side being a short boundary. Mumbai always attacks me with Bumrah – he is one of the best in the world. I thought I did know [reaching a ton with an inside edge], but I got frustrated at the end as I slowed down. At the start of the day, a target of 194, we would’ve taken it. Shimron Hetmyer played a fantastic hand, we were about to lift-off, but never got away from them.”
Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights today, Saturday 2-4-2022. 9th Match (D/N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Head to head
Total matches played: 25
MI Won: 13
RR Won: 11
“I thought they batted well to get to 193. Buttler played exceptional innings, we tried everything we could to get him out. But I thought 193 on that pitch could’ve been chased, especially when we needed 70 in 7 overs. But these things can happen and it’s early days. We can learn. (Positives) Few. Bumrah bowling well. Mills as well. And Tilak played exceptionally. And Ishan’s batting was terrific. I thought one of those two batting till the end would’ve made the difference. (Suryakumar’s fitness) He is a key player for us. Once he gets fit, he comes in straight but we want him to recover since finger injuries are tricky.”
“(on the missed hat-trick) Felt a bit bad, but it’s okay. Part of the game. It was good that we won. Interesting win. If I had the hat trick it would’ve been nice since I have never earned a hat trick. The plan was I will give a new batter a googly since there was bounce and turn. (on bowling in Royals and with Ashwin) I first try to see the situation. What the team needs. Whether I go for dots or wickets.”
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 15:30 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Pashchim Pathak
TV Umpires – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Daniel Manohar
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Pandit
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 9th Match