Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are ready for a face-off in their next game of IPL 2022. It is the 18th match of IPL 2022 that will be taking place on April 9 (Saturday). Let’s have a look at their match preview, prediction and Fantasy XI.
RCB vs MI: Match Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore
In the last match, RCB beat RR by 4 wickets. RR did bat first and posted 169-3 on their scoreboard. Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 70 and Shimron Hetmyer scored 42 runs. David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Harshal Patel picked 1 wicket each. RCB openers Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat mustered 29 and 26 runs respectively. Shahbaz Ahmed had hit 45 and Dinesh Karthik scored 44 and helped the team win. Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed two players of RCB.
MI had lost their previous match against KKR. Mumbai came to bat first and smashed 161-4 on the scoreboard with a 52-run knock by Suryakumar Yadav. Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard also scored crucial runs for the team. Venkatesh Iyer mustered 50 runs. Pat Cummins scored the fastest 50 helping the team win. Mumbai Indians franchise was still in shock.
RCB vs MI: Match Prediction
RCB played their last match against RR and win the game by 4 wickets. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians played their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders and beat them by 5 wickets. RCB and MI played a total of 31 matches out of which RCB managed to win just 12. Mumbai Indians have lost 3 games in IPL 2022 and will be desperate to win this match.
RCB vs MI: Fantasy XI
Faf du Plessis has smashed 122 runs in this tournament so far and can have a great impact in the next match.
Wanindu Hasaranga from Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up 6 wickets in this tournament so far.
Harshal Patel from Royal Challengers Bangalore mustered 19 runs and grabbed 4 wickets in this tournament so far.
Ishan Kishan hammered 145 runs in this tournament so far and can score big once again in this match.
Suryakumar Yadav smacked 52 runs in the last game and will hope to do a similar performance in this match as well.
Tilak Varma scored 121 runs in 3 matches at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 160 has been a revelation this season.
Tymal Mills has 6 wickets to his name in 3 matches at an average of 16.5.
Rohit Sharma leads the MI team and in the last three matches mustered 52 runs altogether.
Virat Kohli scored 58 runs in the past three matches and will be aiming to score big in the next match.
Jasprit Bumrah in the past three matches picked 3 wickets and is a good pick for fantasy XI.
Glenn Maxwell will join RCB from the next match. In his IPL career of 97 matches, he scored over 2000 runs and picked 22 wickets.