Royal Challengers Bangalore meet Mumbai Indians (BLR vs MI) in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune will host this clash.
After an opening defeat, Royal Challengers Bangalore have bounced back with two successive wins. They are coming off a four-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals last time out. Bangalore were set a target of 170. In reply, there were struggling at 87/5. However, Shahbaz Ahmed (45) and Dinesh Karthik (44*) took them home eventually.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians crashed to their third consecutive defeat in IPL 2022. They lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in the previous game. Suryakumar Yadav returned with a brilliant fifty to take Mumbai to 161/4. Venktaesh Iyer scored a fifty while Pat Cummins scored a blistering 56-ball 15 to take Kolkata home with four overs to spare.
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2022 Match 18
Date and Time: April 09, Saturday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Mumbai
BLR vs MI Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat, Dewald Brevis, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
The wicket is batting friendly. There will be some assistance early on but batters can play their shots freely. Spinners will have a key role to play. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and chase the total.
BLR vs MI Match Prediction
Mumbai Indians lack in the bowling department, which has been a key reason for their three defeats. Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, come in with momentum from two wins. The addition of Maxwell also strengthens the side. Thus, they are expected to win this match.
BLR vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills
Captain: Faf du Plessis, Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Fantasy Team #2: Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills
Captain: Ishan Kishan, Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga