IPL 2022, Match 44 RR vs MI, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

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Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians will be facing each other in 44th match of the IPL 2022, to be played at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams couldn’t make it to the playoffs last season as RR finished seventh and MI finished fifth in the points table. So far in this season RR are second in the points table with six wins and two losses, while MI are at the bottom of the table with zero wins and eight losses. This season RR played twice at DY Patil Stadium winning one and losing one, while Gujarat Titans played thrice at this ground winning two and losing one. Earlier in the season, RR and MI have faced each other at the same ground, where RR won by 23 runs.

Jos Buttler, who is comfortably leading the Orange Cap chart, is expected to score huge again. Meanwhile, RR also have their skipper Sanju Samson, who has been scoring consistently, and also the resources of power hitters in Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag in the middle order. They also have the Purple Cap leader Yuzvendra Chahal, along with the likes of Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin and Trent Boult. Kuldeep Sen, who is new to the party, began well with six wickets in three matches.

The form of the Mumbai Indians openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan remains a serious concern. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma have batted well to take the team to decent totals. The bowlers have been under par and need to improve to help their team get off the mark this season.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers ahead of the Match 44 between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2022.

1 – Kieron Pollard needs one more catch to reach 100 catches in the IPL. Once he reaches there, he will become the first fielder to take 100 catches for a team in the league.

4 – Jos Buttler needs four more sixes to reach 100 sixes for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He will become the fourth overseas player to feature in 50 or more IPL matches for the franchise after Shane Warne, Shane Watson and Steven Smith.

5 – Sanju Samson needs to hit five more fours to reach 300 fours in T20 cricket.

8 – Mumbai Indians have lost all their eight matches this season. No team ever began an IPL season with these many losses.

18 – Total wickets taken by Yuzvendra Chahal in the ongoing IPL season, the highest of any player. His bowling average of 12.65 is the best among all players who took at least five wickets in this season.

28 – Suryakumar Yadav needs to score 28 runs for Mumbai Indians to become the fifth player to reach 2000 runs for the franchise. The top four players of this list are Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Sachin Tendulkar.

50 – Jos Buttler will be playing his 50th match for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He will become the fourth overseas player to feature in 50 or more IPL matches for the franchise after Shane Warne, Shane Watson and Steven Smith.

499 – Runs scored by Jos Buttler in IPL 2022, which is so far the highest of any player. He needs to score one more run to become the first player to reach 500 runs this IPL season.

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