Mumbai Indians have lost all their 3 matches so far this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore takes it in the 18 . up against Mumbai Indianse match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Mumbai Indians have lost all their 3 matches so far and are in 9th place on the points table† Especially the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders would have hurt them a lot but they need to regroup quickly and find a way to get back. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, made a great comeback in the second half of the match against Rajasthan Royals. They have had a good start to the campaign and have won 2 out of 3 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 18
Location: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date Time: April 9 at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs MI, match 18 Pitch Report:
This location has produced vastly different games. After Rajasthan Royals looted 210 in their opener, the next two games here had scores of 171 and 161. The former was defended by Gujarat Titans, while the latter remained competitive until Cummins showed up. Expect teams still chasing and not just because of the dew. The field tends to hold out in the first 20 overs.
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Also read: IPL 2022: 3 changes that SRH needs to make before their next match against CSK
RCB vs MI, Match 18 Likely Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi
Top Picks For RCB vs MI Dream11 Match:
Top picks † fogged
Faf du Plessis has some quick starts after that 87 in the opening game. So far, he has amassed 122 runs in 3 games with an average of 40 and a strike rate of 150.
Tilak Varma with 121 runs in 3 games with an average of 60 and a strike rate of 160 this season has been a revelation. He could be a good budget choice for this match.
Top choices † Allrounders
Wanindu Hasaranga has collected 6 wickets in 3 matches with an average of 15.3. The leg spinner has bowled really well in all games so far and looks good to pick more wickets.
Top picks † bowlers
Harshal Patel was great in the previous match and has had a good start to this tournament, taking 4 wickets in 3 matches averaging 16.25.
Tymal Mills is a good option and has 6 wickets to his name in 3 matches with an average of 16.5. The left arm pacer will be helpful as he bowls at death.
Top picks † wicket keepers
Ishan Kishan has scored 149 runs in 3 games with an average of 74 and a strike rate of 133. He has a very good record against this opponent and will be the best option in the goalkeeper section.
RCB vs MI must choose Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Ishan Kishan||149 runs||224|
|Dinesh Karthik||90 runs||151|
|Tymal Mills||6 wickets||160|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||6 wickets||193|
Recommended Play XI No.1 for RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan (c)Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (vc)Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Jasprit Bumrah
Recommended Play XI No.2 for RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan, Anuj Rawat, Rohit Sharma (vc), Virat Kohli (c)Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Tymal Mills, Murugan Ashwin
RCB vs MI Risky Captaincy Picks:
Rohit Sharma has had a very quiet start to the season, but he could be a game changer any day. Support him as a risky choice as captain for this match.
Player to avoid:
Basil Thampic has been very quirky and has had a hard time in this edition. With much better alternatives it is better to avoid him for this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When selecting your team, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.