RCB vs MI: Match Preview, Pitch Report & Playing XI

IPL 2022 18th match will be played on 9th April i.e. Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians (RCB vs MI). This is the second match of the doubleheader.

MI have lost all their three matches so far this season while RCB has won two out of three matches. In such a situation, this team will be full of confidence. However, this match will be a tough competition as both will want to strengthen their position in the points table.

RCB vs MI, Head to Head

A total of 31 matches have been played between RCB and MI in the history of IPL, in which MI has dominated. Out of 31 matches, Mumbai has won 19 while RCB has won only 12 matches.

At the same time, if we talk about the last five matches, here RCB looks ahead 3-2 in it. Rohit Sharma has scored the highest 759 runs for Mumbai against Bangalore while Virat Kohli has scored the highest 721 runs for Bangalore against Mumbai.

RCB vs MI, Match Preview

First of all, if we talk about RCB, then this team won its last match against Rajasthan Royals. Dinesh Karthik played a counter-attacking inning in this match and that too when legendary batsmen like Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli were dismissed early.

After this, Karthik took up the responsibility of ending the match and also got the team victory. At the same time, there are speculations that Glenn Maxwell will also be available for the next match. With the arrival of Maxwell, RCB will be stronger.

At the same time, if we talk about MI, then the condition of this team is very bad. This team has lost its last three matches. The match was in the hands of MI till the 13th over against Kolkata but Pat Cummins later snatched the morsel of victory from Mumbai’s mouth. If Mumbai loses even against RCB, it may be difficult for this team to make a comeback.

Weather And Pitch Report

The MCA Stadium in Pune helps the bowlers a lot and good scores are also seen on this ground. The first innings average in T20s at this ground is 153 while the second innings average is 128. The last match of IPL 2022 was played at this ground between Gujarat and Delhi where both the teams scored a total of 150+ in the match.

On the other hand, if we talk about the weather, then on April 9 i.e. Saturday, the temperature of Pune city will drop to 40 degrees Celsius during the day and 23 degrees Celsius at night. The sky will remain clear throughout the day and night. The chance of rain is only 5%.

Probable Playing XI Of Both The Teams

RCB: Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik, Vanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Akash Deep

MI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Tymal Mills, Jasprit Bumrah.

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