RCB vs MI, 18th Match Prediction IPL 2022: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch & Weather Report

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Mumbai Indians will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022 Match 18 at MCA Stadium. Pune on 9th April 2022. RCB has four points from three games, and a win will propel them into the top division of the IPL in 2022. All signs point to another Royal Challengers victory on Saturday (April 9). Glenn Maxwell, an all-rounder who joined the team after his wedding last month and has finished his three-day required quarantine, will provide them a lift. The RCB, on the other hand, will have to wait for the arrival of Maxwell’s Australian partner Josh Hazlewood, who is expected to join the squad around April 12. The Mumbai team would like to stop their three-match losing streak and get their first win of the IPL 2022 season.

Pitch and Weather Report

The MCA pitch is overall good for batting and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 168 and have 60% chances of winning if bowling first. Weather will be normal with clear sky and average temperature at 33.92°C..

Venue Stats (T20)

Total Matches 4
Matches Won Batting First 1
Matches Won Bowling First 3
Average 1st Innings Scores 158
Highest Total Record 201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Total Record 101/10 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs SL

Top 3 Wicket Keeper Picks

1) Dinesh Kartik – The right-handed hitter has gone undefeated in all three games so far and has contributed key runs in each. He hammered a match-winning unbeaten 44 in the previous encounter. Karthik has scored 90 runs in three games.

Matches – 330

Runs – 6373

Highest Score – 97*

Average – 27.58

2) Ishan Kishan – Mumbai Indians’ Ishan Kishan is a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman. He’s already hit 149 runs in this tournament and could come in handy again here.

Matches – 116

Runs – 3037

Highest Score – 96*

Average – 27.58

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1). Surya Kumar Yadav – He is a right-handed batsman. So far in this tournament, he’s hit 52 in his last match against KKR and is in good form. He’ll be one of the top fantasy picks in this game.

Matches – 199

Runs – 4287

Highest Score – 94*

Average – 31.29

2) Faf Du Plessis – The top order, right handed batter is the team’s leading run scorer. So far, the right-handed batsman has accumulated 122 runs at an average of 40.66 in three matches. He scored 29 runs in his most recent outing.

Matches – 280

Runs – 7262

Highest Score – 120*

Average – 31.31

3) Virat Kohli – The former captain of India and RCB is a top order right handed batter. He’s off to a strong start as an RCB opener, with 47 runs in three games. He scored 26 runs and contributed to a 55-run opening partnership in the most recent encounter. The left-handed batter will look to get the side off to a solid start in the second IPL 2022 encounter.

Matches – 329

Runs – 10331

Highest Score – 113

Average – 40.99

4) Tilak Varma –  He is a left handed batter. He has scored 121 runs in this tournament so far.

Matches – 18

Runs – 502

Highest Score – 75

Average – 33.46

Top 3 Bowler Picks

1) Jasprit Bumrah – He is a right-arm fast bowler who has led MI’s bowling assault and is the captain’s go-to wicket-taker. He has grown into one of the best fast bowlers in the world, and in one-day internationals, he was ranked first.

Matches – 196

Wickets – 241

Economy – 7.01

2) Harshal Patel – Harshal Patel might be one of the team’s pacers in the upcoming IPL 2022 match. So far, the right-arm bowler has done a good job for the club, claiming four wickets at an average of 16.25 in three outings. Patel also has a remarkable economy of 5.41.

Matches – 127

Wickets – 153

Economy – 7.96

3) Mohammed Siraj : In the following encounter, Mohammed Siraj might be another pacer for the team. So far, the right-arm bowler has taken three wickets at an average of 42.33 in three matches. Siraj’s pace attack has dominated opposition batters on several occasions.

Matches – 90

Wickets – 111

Economy – 8.14

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Wanindu Hasaranga – Wanindu Hasaranga might be the spin all-rounder the squad chooses for the upcoming encounter. So far, the right-arm spinner has taken the most wickets for the squad. In three games, the Sri Lankan spinner has taken six wickets at an average of 15.53.

Matches – 88

Runs – 1009

Highest Score – 74

Average – 17.70

Wickets – 121

Economy – 6.51

2) Kieron Pollard – He bats right-handed and pitches right-arm medium. He showed an explosive innings in his last match and amassed 47 runs in this tournament.

Matches – 584

Runs – 11474

Highest Score – 104

Average – 31.46

Wickets – 305

Economy – 8.22

2) Glenn Maxwell – Glenn Maxwell appeared to be in good shape in the dugout during the last game and might be involved in the upcoming one. Due to personal reasons, he was unavailable. He might take David Willey’s place in the starting lineup at No. 4. Maxwell had a fantastic season for RCB last year, scoring six half-centuries.

Matches – 346

Runs – 7857

Highest Score – 154*

Average – 28.26

Wickets – 120

Economy – 7.71

Predicted Playing 11

Mumbai Indians : Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, M Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Basil Thampi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep


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