Mohammed Siraj has bowled extremely well with the new ball and has kept the batters quiet, apart from taking few crucial wickets for his side. However, the 28-year old was on a expensive side in a game against RR and will look to improve his performance against the five-time champions.
Pacer Akash Deep who has taken four wickets in three games is also expected to retain his side in the playing XI.
Purple Cap holder in the previous season, Harshal Patel has been impressive in IPL 2022 as well. Apart from the first game against PBKS, Harshal has been economical for the Red Army. The right-arm pacer has been given the job of bowling death overs for the Red Army and so far, he is doing well.
England left-arm pacer David Willey has been doing his job very quietly for the Red Army. The 32-year old has managed to scalp only wicker so far, but he has been bowling with good control and keeping the run-rate in check for his team.
After going for plenty in the first match, Sri Lankan allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga made a strong comeback in his last two matches. The 24-year old scalped four wickets against KKR and gave away only 20 runs in his four overs.
Left-handed batter Shahbaz Ahmed has also played a crucial role in his team performance in the tournament so far. He played a vital innings of 27 in just 20 balls against KKR and was involved in a match-winning partnership with Karthik in the previous match against RR.
The Red Army are expected to have the services of star batter Glenn Maxwell for their fourth match of the season. The Big Show is expected to replace the West Indies cricketer Shefane Rutherford in the playing XI.
Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has been in sublime touch in the tournament so far. Karthik has impressed with the scores of (32 off 14 balls), (14 off 7 balls) and a match-winning knock of 44 runs against Rajasthan Royals in RCB's previous match.
Virat Kohli will continue to bat at the number three position, on which he has been playing in the middle for a very long time, and that’s the position that works best for him.
The opening duo failed to perform in their second game against Kolkata Knight Riders. Both Du Plessis and Rawat will have the job to provide a stable start to their team in the upcoming match against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
Skipper Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat have been decent for their side. The duo stitched a valuable partnership of 50+ run in their previous match against Rajasthan Royals. Skipper Du Plessis scored an excellent 88 off 57 in his debut match for the Red Army.