The Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to take on the Mumbai Indians in Match 18 of IPL 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Both the sides have had a very intense rivalry owing to which the fans have got to witness several wonderful Cricketing encounters between these two sides right since the beginning of the prestigious league. 

The Royal Challengers will be full of confidence ahead of the game with two consecutive victories after their loss to Punjab in their opening match. Meanwhile on the other hand the Mumbai Indians who’ve had the worst possible start to their campaign will be looking to get their first points on the board this season. Both sides will be keen to make a mark anyways thereby trying to write another chapter in their historic rivalry.

RCB vs MI: Match Details

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 18, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
  • Date & Time: April 9, 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Analysis

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

Gameplan: Bangalore who had to face a tough defeat against Punjab in their opening match have well and truly revived themselves from the early blow in their present campaign after consecutive victories against KKR and Rajasthan Royals thereon. They’ve made a strong statement with masterful performances both with the bat and with the ball. 

Their players have fulfilled all their roles wonderfully well as the team has managed to put pressure on the opposition at regular intervals. The team management will be hoping to see another equally impressive display in tomorrow’s game vs Mumbai Indians.

Possible Playing XI:- 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.

Mumbai Indians: Analysis

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Mumbai Indians

Gameplan: Mumbai are in all sorts of trouble after another horrible start to their campaign much to the surprise of their fans and team management. They’ve lost all three of their opening games so far and shall be in further water if they fail to win tomorrow’s encounter against the Royal Challengers. The team has developed several cracks in both the batting and bowling departments with the passage of time as the team hasn’t been able to make any impact. 

The batters have let down their side on several occasions thereby letting the opposition bowlers pounce on them. The bowlers too have made errors regularly leaking runs in the death especially letting the opposition batsmen choke them in a whistle. The team management will be hoping for a turnaround and an improved display from all the players so that the team gets back to winning ways as soon as possible.

Possible Playing XI:- Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat

Probable Top performers

Probable best batsman of today’s match – Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar who joined the side after two matches had already been played displayed tremendous rhythm with a fighting half-century in his first match of this season. His gritty knock helped Mumbai post a respectable total on the board vs KKR. His presence in the middle order is of great relief to the team management and the dugout as well. 

His batting performance bringing wins to his side on several occasions in the past seasons shows the amount of impact he’s had over his team all the time. Thus his contribution will be of great use to the side. Thus we hope that he delivers another such brilliance with the bat in tomorrow’s match vs RCB thereby getting his side out of a hole.

Suryakumar Yadav

Probable best bowler of today’s match – Harshal Patel

RCB’s brilliant performances in the last two games have been greatly due to the fine bowling spells of a certain Harshal Patel. The pacer’s brilliance with the ball in several phases of the game has helped his team choke the opposition batters regularly thereby not letting them free their arms. 

His economical death bowling has been indispensable to his side and has been a threat to the opposition. His incredible figures of 2/11 in full four overs against KKR are a treat to the watch for anybody. Hopefully, he adds on to his brilliant form with another classic bowling performance in tomorrow’s game against Mumbai Indians.

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Harshal Patel

RCB vs MI: Head to Head stats

The Mumbai Indians so far have a clear edge over the Royal Challengers Bangalore with 19 wins out of the 31 games played between the two sides in the history of IPL. The Royal Challengers Bangalore meanwhile have managed to win only 12 times. We hope to see another classic encounter between the two sides tomorrow thereby adding another page to this historic rivalry.

  • Total Matches Played – 29
  • Matches Won by MI – 17
  • Matches Won by RCB – 12

RCB vs MI: Winning Prediction

Probable winner of today’s match – Royal Challengers Bangalore

After a lot of detailed analysis made based on the batting, bowling strengths of both the sides, the present form of all players and a dozen other aspects related to both the teams, we’ve felt that the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be winning the match against a rusty Mumbai Indians’ side. 

The players have displayed tremendous form in the recent matches and are hands down going to be more effective than any other unit at the moment in the tournament. Their execution of plans and fantastic abilities to win a match in any situation makes them better than any other side as of now. Another brilliant display with the ball and bat will see them take another giant step further up into the points table thereby crushing down a weak Mumbai even deeper into trouble.