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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru: IPL preview and its predictions

Match Details:

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru

15th April 2019

08.00 PM, IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Match Preview:

Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their 8th match of the season at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai Indians lost to Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets at home in their last match and are placed at 3rd position with 8 points. RCB registered their maiden win of the season against KXIP and are looking to continue their winning momentum.

Venue and Pitch Report:
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

The wicket in Mumbai is expected to be a good batting wicket with some help for the spinners. Dew is expected to play a role in second innings.

Average first innings score in Mumbai: 175

 

MI vs RCB Team News and Updates:
MI:
Alzarri Joseph injured his shoulder in the last match and he is likely to miss out. Malinga will most probably replace him. Mumbai witnessed a heartbreak loss from Rajasthan Royals team by 4 wickets in their own home ground. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma will probably open the inning for the Mumbai Indians team. Both are very explosive batsmen. Quinton Decock leads his side to a huge total of 187 runs scoring 81 off just 52 balls in the last match against Rajasthan Royals team. Suryakumar Yadav, K Pollard, and Yuvraj/Ishan Kishan will handle the middle order of the team. Rohit Sharma will lead the Mumbai Indians team as a Captain. He also played a good knock of 47 runs in the previous match. Quinton de Kock will do the wicket keeping for Mumbai Indians team. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will be the two key allrounders of the team. Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya will take care of the spin bowling of the team. Krunal Picked 3 wickets in the last match(4-34-3). Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah will lead the pace attack of the team.

RCB:
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers looked in great touch in the last match even as Marcus Stoinis played the role of the finisher perfectly and Helped RCB win over KXIP by 8 wickets. RCB is still at the bottom of the points table with only 1 win in 7 matches played. Virat Kohli and Parthiv-Patel will probably open the inning for the RCB team. AB de Villiers, Marus Stoinis and Moeen Ali will handle the middle order department of the team. Both Virat and ABD performed well in the last match, They played match-winning knock for RCB team Virat(67 off 53 balls) and ABD (59 off 38 balls). Virat Kohli will lead the RCB team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman. Parthiv-Patel will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his RCB team. Pawan Negi, Yujvendra Chahal, and Moeen Ali will lead the spin attack of the team. Chahal picked 2 crucial wickets in the last match as well with a bowling figure of (4-33-2). Yujvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker of RCB team with 11 wickets in 7 matches played. Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj will take care of the pace attack for his team.

 

Probable-11:
Mumbai Indians : Quinton de Kock,Rohit Sharma(C),Suryakumar Yadav,Ishan Kishan,Kieron Pollard,Hardik Pandya,Krunal Pandya,Rahul Chahar,Jason Behrendorff,Lasith Malinga,Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Virat Kohli(C),Parthiv Patel,AB de Villiers,Marcus Stoinis,Moeen Ali,Akshdeep Nath,Pawan Negi,Navdeep Saini,Yuzvendra Chahal,Umesh Yadav,Mohammed Siraj

Squads:
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli(C), Parthiv Patel(wk), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Dale Steyn.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(c), Keiron Pollard, Quinton de Kock, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Kishan Ishan, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Chahar, Siddesh Lad, Hardik Pandya, Barinder Sran, Pankal Jaswal, Rasikh Salam, Anukul Roy, A Joseph

 

Small League Captain Choices

V Kohli
R Sharma
AB De Villiers
S Yadav
H Pandya

Grand League Captain Choices

K Pollard
K Pandya
M Stoinis
M Ali

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