MI still in search of that one win
- Mumbai Indians might make quite a few changes
- Jos Buttler against familiar Mumbai team
Mumbai Indians have lost eight matches on the trot and look down and out as they go up against Rajasthan Royals, a team that has time and again done well against them even when they were on top of their game. MI have odds of 2.00 to win this game and notch up their first win of IPL 2022.
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Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, have been one of the best teams of the tournament, putting together six wins in eight matches. Their batting core has stepped up massively and the bowling has been good too. They have odds of 1.80 to win this game.
What happened earlier in the season
When these teams played earlier in the season, Jos Buttler smashed a fine hundred and led Rajasthan to a total of 193 that they defended by 23 runs. Rajasthan’s batting, and especially Buttler, have been super impressive. Overall, Mumbai Indians have 14 wins while RR have 13.
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Rajasthan Royals have been impressive with bat and ball and are our favourites to win this match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The contest will likely be decided by how Mumbai Indians plan against Jos Buttler and execute it. The Englishman has been in riveting form this IPL and will hope to step up big time yet again against a team he fancies.
Keep an eye on…
Jos Buttler: The Rajasthan Royals opener has 400 runs at an average of 80 against Mumbai Indians in the IPL and will be a key player for RR. He also hit a hundred against them earlier in the season.
Jasprit Bumrah: With their hopes for the playoffs done and dusted, Mumbai Indians should unleash Bumrah early in the game and look to attack Buttler before he is settled down at the wicket.
TIP: Jos Buttler has a terrific record against MI and in this season and has odds of 2.88 to score a half-century.