The Super Saturday is coming on with the two encounters, the evening game of the day will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at MCA stadium. Mumbai has been muscled up in the storm of Andre Russell in their previous game. At the same time, the RCB has won their last match against Rajasthan Royals with the help of Dinesh Karthik’s miraculous knock. One of the reliable pillars of Bangalore’s batting order, Glenn Maxwell, is making his first appearance in the game. On the other hand, the newly manufactured batters of Mumbai Indians like Tilak Varma & Dewald Brevis would spell their magic.
The most devastating thing for Mumbai is their bowling unit, which is continuously failing in this tournament. The likes of Daniel Sams & Tymal Mills are leaking too many runs in all the phases of the game. Also, the top-order batting of Royal Challengers Bangalore is creating a mess for their whole team. Though the savior Dinesh Karthik is covering the loopholes in the batting, the last match has unveiled it barely. Virat Kohli has hit only 57 runs in the preceding three matches and Faf Du Plessis’s first match fifty is the only top knock him in the season. So hope that both teams will repair their mistakes in this match; thus, below are a few predictions for this game.
RCB vs MI: Match Predictions
The surface will offer a lot of turn to the spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga, Murugan Ashwin, and Shabaz Ahmed to pick plenty of wickets. Also, the inclusion of Glenn Maxwell will be so beneficial for the RCB. At the same time, Harshal Patel & Jasprit Bumrah will have a great responsibility on their shoulders for their teams. The game could be a high-scoring encounter as the pitch of MCA gets fruitful for the batters in the later phase. As the dew usually greatly impacts the second half, the team who will win the toss may opt to bowl first.
RCB vs MI: Probable Playing XIs
In this game, Royal Challengers Bangalore will get their biggest batting piece, Glenn Maxwell. He will probably replace Sherfane Rutherford in the playing XI. While Mumbai would remain unchanged as there is no need to do it. So, let’s carve the best possible PlayingXI for both teams;
Playing XI For RCB: Faf du Plessis (C/✈️), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell(✈️), Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey(✈️), Dinesh Karthik (W), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Mohammad Siraj, Akash Deep
Playing XI For MI: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (W), Dewald Brevis(✈️), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Tim David(✈️), M Ashwin, Tymal Mills(✈️), Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi
RCB vs MI: Pitch Report
The match will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune. The pitch intrinsically offers the turn to the spinners due to its dry & dusty nature. This venue is especially known for its high-run nature; the average 1st innings score is 154 runs, while the second innings is 148. The bowlers who can hit the deck hard would probably prove so profitable on this surface.
RCB vs MI (Tata IPL 2022): Weather Forecast
The day at Pune city will stay comprehensively sunny till the evening; the temperature for the day will be 41°c max & 29°c min, according to Weather Atlas.com. Also, the humidity will hover at 68%, and as the game will be an evening encounter, the dew will make his presence in the second half of the game.
RCB vs MI (Tata IPL 2022) : Fantasy Tips
The spinners who can exploit the pitch very well, like Wanindu Hasaranga, Murugan Ashwin, and Shahbaz Ahmed, would be a good choice for Fantasy11.
The Batters who can play the spin well, like Faf Du Plessis, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli, could be a good bet.
While, the pacers who can do a good mix-up like Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, David Willey, and Jasprit Bumrah should be in the scheme of things.
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