RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: The 18th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) will see Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) facing off against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Pune Stadium on Saturday.
RCB vs MI Match 18 Preview
Mumbai Indians have lost all their 3 matches so far and find themselves at the 9th spot on the points table. They played their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders where Shreyas Iyer and co beat them by 5 wickets.
Rohit Sharma and Co are still looking for their maiden win in the tournament and will be keen to get off the mark against a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, have won two of their three games and are currently placed at the 5th spot of the points table. Royal Challengers Bangalore played their last game against Rajasthan Royals where they won the game by 4 wickets. They will be aiming to continue their winning streak in the tournament.
Both teams look well-matched on paper, but the Royal Challengers Bangalore will hold the edge heading into the game, given their squad balance and the momentum they currently carry.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 18 of the Indian Premier League 2022 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
RCB vs MI Match Details
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 18
- Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 2:00 PM (GMT)
- Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
RCB vs MI, Match 18 Pitch Report
A decent pitch awaits the two sides at the MCA, Pune, with some help on offer for both the batsmen and the bowlers. Pacer will get an early swing while the spinners should get the ball to grip and turn off the surface as the game progresses. Both teams will look to bowl first upon winning the toss with 160-170 should be a good total, and wickets in hand being key.
Player Injury/Availability Update:
- Glen Maxwell will be available to be part of playing 11 for RCB.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune considering the last 5 matches played here is 175 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
RCB vs MI Head-to-Head Records
Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians Form
RCB vs MI Dream11 Probable Playing XI
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, Fabian Allen/Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Top 5 Picks For RCB vs MI
1. Virat Kohli
The former captain of RCB has the most runs against MI. He has 779 runs at an average of 28.85 and a strike rate of 125.85. He will be one of the key batters going into Saturday’s game.
2. Faf du Plessis
The South African has got a good start in the tournament. Du Plessis scored 122 runs in 3 matches at an average of 40 and strike rate of 150.
3. Tilak Varma
The MI youngster has amassed 121 runs in 3 matches at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 160. He looked in good touch with the bat and must be looking to continue his good form.
4. Ishan Kishan
The left-handed wicketkeeper-batter from Mumbai Indians has hammered 145 runs in this tournament so far and might go for more in this match.
5. Suryakumar Yadav
The MI star batter made a comeback for Mumbai in the last match and smacked 52 runs and will look to contribute more for his team.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Performers For RCB vs MI
|Ishan Kishan||224 Points|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||193 Points|
|Faf du Plessis||187 Points|
|Tymal Mills||160 Points|
|Dinesh Karthik||151 Points|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Performers RCB vs MI
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Ishan Kishan||149 Runs|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||6 Wickets|
|Faf du Plessis||122 Runs|
|Tymal Mills||6 Wickets|
|Dinesh Karthik||90 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For RCB vs MI
- Ishan Kishan
- Faf du Plessis
- Virat Kohli
RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
- All-Rounders: Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah
- Captain: Ishan Kishan
- Vice-Captain: Faf du Plessis
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan, Anuj Rawat
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Tymal Mills, Murugan Ashwin
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Rohit Sharma
RCB vs MI Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
RCB vs MI Probable Winner
Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.