IPL 2022 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

On Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Mumbai Indians in the 18th match of the IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians have lost all three of their matches thus far and are currently ranked ninth in the points standings. They would have been severely affected by their recent encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders, but they must recover fast and find a way to bounce back. On the other side, Royal Challengers Bangalore staged an incredible comeback in the second half against Rajasthan Royals. They’ve made a strong start to the season, winning two of their first three matches.

This is a match that attracts a lot of interest and has always delivered excellent entertainment. Faf and Rohit are known to be tactical in their approach and it will be interesting to see who prevails. Mumbai will enter this game with a bit more desperation as they are yet to win a game in the tournament.

The game is scheduled to take place on the 9th of April, 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Pitch Report


This location has created a wide variety of games. Following a 210-run performance by the Rajasthan Royals in their opening, the next two games here have produced scores of 171 and 161. Gujarat Titans defended the former, while the latter stayed competitive till Cummins arrived. Expect teams to continue chasing, and not just due of the dampness. The pitch has a propensity to hold up well in the first 20 overs.


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Probable XI


Royal Challengers Bangalore


Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj


Mumbai Indians


Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen/Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Players to watch


Faf du Plessis


The skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore has been leading from the front since game 1 and has amassed a decent 122 runs from the three games that have been played. He is a veteran of the tournament and has tasted a lot of success against the Mumbai Indians when he was part of the Chennai setup. He will look to bring that experience to the RCB camp and help them get a win over a rather desperate Mumbai Indians side.


Wanindu Hasaranga


The Sri-Lankan all-rounder has been one of the stand out players in the RCB camp this season. He is a bit of a T20 specialist and knows exactly how to exploit the conditions to take crucial wickets. So far in the tournament, he has scalped 6 wickets and we are sure that he will be scalping a lot more as the tournament progresses.


Rohit Sharma


He has lost his wicket very cheaply in all the games he has played so far. He is a player whose presence is very intimidating in the top order and if he can stick through 4-5 overs without dropping his wicket, there is no saying how much destruction he will cause. The skipper will need to put in a shift with the bat and get his team across the line.


Tymal Mills


A bowler who has turned to be a star pick for the Mumbai Indians, Tymal has scalped 6 wickets from the three games and has turned into one of the most reliable bowlers in the MI camp. He is one of the bowlers who can adapt well to changing conditions and his contributions with the ball will be very important if Mumbai is to win this game.


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Fantasy Lineup No.1


Wicket Keeper – Ishan Kishan (c), Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Faf du Plessis, Rohit Sharma

All-Rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Dewald Brewis

Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Tymal Mills, Mohammed Siraj



Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Fantasy Lineup No.2


Wicket Keeper – Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik (vc)

Batters – Virat Kohli, Tim David, Rohit Sharma (c), Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga, Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Tymal Mills, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep



Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match 18 – Predicted Winner


The Mumbai Indians are yet to win a game this season, and we predict that their losing streak will come to an end this game.