Mumbai Indians, the five-time winners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy, suffered their second consecutive loss in IPL 2022 after Rajasthan Royals recorded a 23-run victory to defend the 194 goal at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Saturday in Mumbai. After the loss, captain Rohit Sharma gave an enormous update on the availability of his star butcher Suryakumar Yadav, who missed the team greatly in their run.
Suryakumar joined the team ahead of the Rajasthan match after suffering a finger injury he suffered last month during the series of limited overs in India. Due to the injury he missed the opener but was expected to play the second game.
In his place, Mumbai played Anmolpreet Singh at No.3, who managed just 13 runs in two games.
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That will be Suryakumar back for the next match for Mumbai?
“He’s an important player for us. Once he’s fit, he comes in right away, but we want him to recover because finger injuries are difficult,” Rohit said after the game.
Mumbai Indians will next play against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 6 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Talking about the game, Jos Buttler’s second IPL century helped Rajasthan post a total of 193 for eight. Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma’s 81-run stand kept Mumbai on course before being crushed in the middle overs by the spinning pair of Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin. Kieron Pollard threatened with his efforts to finish the order, but had too much to chase in the final over.
“I thought they did well to get to 193. Buttler played some exceptional innings, we tried everything we could to get him out. But I thought 193 could follow in that field, especially when we needed 70. in 7 overs. These things can happen in their early days. We can learn, “added Rohit.