Mumbai Indians have lost all their 3 matches so far this season.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians in the 18th match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Mumbai Indians have lost all their 3 matches so far and find themselves at 9th on the points table. The last match against Kolkata Knight Riders would have particularly hurt them a lot, but they have to regroup quickly and find a way to bounce back. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, made a terrific comeback in the second half of the game against Rajasthan Royals. They have had a good start to the campaign, winning 2 out of the 3 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 18
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Date &Time: April 9th at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
RCB vs MI, Match 18 Pitch Report:
This venue has produced wildly different games. After Rajasthan Royals plundered 210 in their opener, the next two games here have seen scores of 171 and 161. The former was defended by Gujarat Titans while the latter remained competitive until Cummins showed up. Expect teams to still chase and not only because of the dew. There is a tendency for the pitch to hold up in the first 20 overs.
RCB vs MI, Match 18 Probable 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, Fabian Allen/Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
Top Picks for RCB vs MI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Faf du Plessis has got a couple of quick starts after that 87 in the opening match. So far, he has amassed 122 runs in 3 matches at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 150.
Tilak Varma with 121 runs in 3 matches at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 160 has been a revelation this season. He can be a good budget pick for this match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up 6 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 15.3. The leg spinner has bowled really well in all the games so far and is looking good to pick more wickets.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Harshal Patel was terrific in the previous match and has had a good start to this tournament, picking up 4 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 16.25.
Tymal Mills is a good option and has 6 wickets to his name in 3 matches at an average of 16.5. The left-arm pacer will be useful considering he bowls at the death.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
RCB vs MI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Ishan Kishan||149 runs|
|Dinesh Karthik||90 runs|
|Tymal Mills||6 Wickets|
|Wanindu Harsanga||6 Wickets|
Suggested Playing 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.
Suggested Playing 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 Choices:
Rohit Sharma has had a very quiet start to the season but he can be a game-changer on any given day. Back him as a risky choice for captain for this match.
Player you should avoid:
Basil Thampi has been very wayward and has struggled in this edition. With a lot of better alternatives, it is better to avoid him for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.