The 18th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune between Bangalore and Mumbai. The teams will be carrying different momentums into the match. While Bangalore is coming in to match with two back-to-back wins, Mumbai is coming with a three-match losing streak.
Bangalore: Glenn Maxwell will be available for selection for Bangalore from the next match. This will add strength and dynamism to the already strong middle order of the men in red. They will look to continue with their winning momentum and pick up one more win against Mumbai in the next match.
Unavailable Players: Josh Hazlewood
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (C) (O), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell (O), Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga (O), David Willey (O), Mohammad Siraj, Akash Deep.
Dinesh Karthik: Dinesh Karthik is in the best form of his life in the tournament. He is providing his team with strong finishes. In the last match against Rajasthan, he snatched victory from the jaws of the defeat with his brilliant batting exploits. Bangalore will be hoping that he continues with the form and gives them some great finishes.
Shabaz Ahmed: Shabaz Ahmed has been the most utility player for Bangalore in the tournament so far. The team will be hoping that he continues with his form in both batting and bowling and helps them win the match.
Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell left a great impact on the Bangalore batting in 2021. His franchise will hope that he continues with his brilliant exploits in the 15th edition of the tournament also.
Mumbai: Mumbai has started the season in the worst way possible. They have lost all three of their matches in the tournament so far. They will be looking to tweak their team combination after Daniel Sams gifted the match to Kolkata in their last match. Striking the right form and finding the correct form will be Mumbai’s task to get their journey back on track.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Dewald Brevis (O), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard (O), Riley Meredith (O), Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills (O), Jaydev Unadkat.
Ishan Kishan: Ishan Kishan has justified his price tag of INR 15.25 Cr, so far in the tournament. He has been brilliant in the first two matches and the team will hope he continues the good run, providing them with good starts.
Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit Bumrah looked completely out of form in the first match of the tournament. But in the next two matches, he has revived his form and will be carrying the team’s hopes in the next match also.
Kieron Pollard: With a fiery little cameo in the last match, Pollard is gaining back his form. His knock of 22 off 5 deliveries gave Mumbai great momentum. The men in blue will expect that he continues his striking form in the next match also.
Pitch Report: The pitch of the MCA Stadium in Pune has been a very sporting one. While the batters have enjoyed the pitch, seam bowlers have also extracted extra bounce from the wicket. So, we can expect an even contest between bat and ball in the next match.
Date: 18th April 2022
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Time: 7:30 PM
Streaming Details: Star Sports Network for TV, Disney+ HotStar for online streaming
Head-to-Head: Mumbai has dominated the contest so far. The men in blue have won 17 of the 29 matches the two teams have played against each other, while Bangalore has won 12 matches.
|Stats||Matches||Bangalore Won||Mumbai Won||No Result|
|Indian T20 League 2021||2||2||0||0|
|Last 5 Matches||5||3||2||0|
Bangalore: 235 for 1 in 2015
Mumbai: 213 for 6 in 2018
Bangalore: 122 for 9 in 2008
Mumbai: 111 all out in 2021