Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Mumbai Indians in the 18th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 09 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this RCB vs MI match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
RCB vs MI Match Details
- Stadium: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Date: 09 Apr, Sat
- Time: 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of RCB vs MI, IPL T20 can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar and SkyGo.
RCB vs MI Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The batsmen will look to score big runs at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune because this pitch is highly supportive for batsmen. Because this is the night game so dew will likely come in the second innings and will make it difficult for the 2nd bowling team to hold and make the grip of the ball, so again the team winning the toss here will choose to ball first.
The weather is expected to be a little cloudy during this match and the temperature will be around 30 degrees.
RCB Team Preview
Defeat in the first match against PBKS was not a good start for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 but in the following two matches, they registered a comfortable win and displayed what good form they are currently going for through.
In their last match, they put brakes on the winning streak of RR by beating them with 4 wickets in hand.
Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat seem to be in decent form as they have provided a fine start to the team so far. These two batsmen will have to lead the batting effort of RCB in this upcoming match against MI also.
The form of Viral Kohli has let the team down but he has strength in his batting and it is likely that runs will soon start flowing from his bat.
Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Wanindu Hasaranga are the most impressive bowlers from RCB team so far and they will cause problems for batsmen in this upcoming match against MI also.
MI Team Preview
Mumbai Indians have lost all their three matches and are still looking to get the first point in IPL 2022.
Ishan Kishan is clearly the standout performer for MI with the bat in IPL 2022. He failed with the bat in the last match against KKR but he will be keen to get back into form in this upcoming match against RCB.
MI team desperately needs their captain Rohit Sharma to score runs in this match. He has not made any big scores in IPL 2022 so far but he will have to play a lot more in this match against RCB.
Suryakumar Yadav played his first match of the tournament and scored 52 in that match. The batting of MI will revolve more around him in this match also.
Jasprit Bumrah is struggling to get wickets in this tournament but everyone knows how much caliber he has with the ball. So he will still be the pick for the top bowler from the MI in this match against RCB.
Apart from Bumrah Tymal Mills also needs to be at his best with the bowling.
RCB Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep
MI Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat
RCB vs MI Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
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RCB vs MI Winner Prediction
MI is totally down in morale with three out of three defeats in the tournament. But we expect both RCB and MI to come out hard on each other in this upcoming match. MI will be eager to get their first point whereas RCB will be keen to extend their winning streak.
By taking into account how these two teams have done so far in IPL 2022, we think that RCB is our favorite to win this match against MI.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Team
Ishan Kishan can play match-winning innings for their teams. Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Shahbaz Ahmed, Kieron Pollard can prove their all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. Harshal Patel, Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah can be very impressive with the ball.
- Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav
- All-Rounders: Shahbaz Ahmed, Kieron Pollard
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Basil Thampi, Jasprit Bumrah (VC)