The mega-auction has hit all of the teams hard, as can be seen by looking at the standings. The IPL 2022 season continues to amaze with each match. Two of the IPL’s newest teams are currently in the top three, while the league’s traditional heavyweights are at the bottom of the standings.
To put it another way, all of the top IPL bookmakers are placing the Royal Challengers Bangalore as underdogs in Mumbai Indians’ upcoming matchup.
As of this writing, RCB and MI are both undefeated in their first three games.
IPL 2022 match prediction and betting tips for RCB vs MI. The game will take place on April 9th, 2022, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
RCB vs MI Team Previews
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed both had outstanding games as RCB defeated RR in their previous match. They aided the team’s recovery from 87 to 170, with nearly an over to spare, to finish the game.
Harshal Patel, David Willey, and Hasaranga all bowled tight lines for RCB during that match, and they all asked some tough questions of their opponents. Mohammad Siraj’s inability to take wickets is one area of concern. He is the team’s most experienced seam bowler, but he has yet to make an impact.
RCB’s batting looked shaky as well during the game. Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, David Willey, and Sherfane Rutherford continue to struggle as Faf du Plessis is the only top-order batter in form. Dinesh Karthik has done an excellent job as a finisher, but can you really count on him to save your team from defeat every time?
In this match, we’ll have to see who comes in for Glenn Maxwell. While Sherfane Rutherford is our top pick, RCB may have something else in store for us.
In this matchup, we believe the IPL betting sites are undervaluing RCB a bit.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.
Pat Cummins threw an incredible inning for MI in the previous game. That was one of those times when the team couldn’t come up with an answer. We believe that MI would be better served by focusing on the things that went well in their previous match.
The likes of Dewald Brevis and Kieron Pollard looked like they could handle the rigours of the IPL, impressing on their respective debuts. We thought Tim David was harshly dropped after just two innings and expected him to be re-instated in place of Daniel Sams in the middle of the game.
Jayadev Unadkat, another left-arm seamer who has had great success at the Pune ground in the past, is an obvious choice for a replacement.
It’s been a while since Rohit Sharma was at his best, and Ishan Kishan is also having trouble getting off to fast starts. Still, Suryakumar Yadav’s return and Tilak Varma’s continued brilliance give MI the edge.
Tymal Mills and Jasprit Bumrah are always reliable, but M Ashwin, Basil Thampi, or Daniel Sams are not (if he plays). Investing in Jofra Archer despite his lack of playing time this season could be a major issue for MI.
Mumbai Indians Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Jaydev Unadkat, Dewald Brevis, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.
RCB vs MI Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss is likely to prefer to field first. The team chasing the ball has won three of the previous five games played here.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
Pitch and Conditions
Pune’s batting conditions have begun to deteriorate. During the first inning of the previous game, the wicket was a little sluggish, but it quickly improved. The spinners could play a greater role in the game. A small amount of dew is present at this location, but it isn’t overpowering.
In our opinion, a score of about 170 is considered to be average.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction
IPL 2022: RCB vs MI Dream11 Team and Predictions
RCB vs MI Playing 11
- I Kishan (c)
- R Sharma (vc)
- V Kohli
- F du Plessis
- S Yadav
- W Hasaranga
- S Ahmed
- H Patel
- J Bumrah
- M Ashwin
- A Deep
On our Dream11 guide, you can find more Dream11 predictions and other useful information.
RCB vs MI Betting Tips
We’ll be placing a wager on the Mumbai Indians to win the game. This IPL has been a series of upsets, with the underdog pulling off several stunning victories. We expect MI to win its first game of the season now that Suryakumar Yadav has returned to the lineup.
The Mumbai Indians are the favourites to win this game.