After a disastrous loss against CSK, Mumbai Indians would like to make a comeback against RCB, which will be played on Tuesday at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. It is a crucial match for both teams because playoffs are near and with the continued loss of Rajasthan Royals, both these teams have a chance to make their place in playoffs.
Both teams have claimed 10 points after playing 10 matches. RCB is in fifth position on the points table and MI is in sixth position. Both teams will be roaring to obtain a spot in the playoffs. Faf du Plessis-led RCB finds themselves in a tricky situation, sitting mid-table with 10 points and a net run rate of -0.209, having won only five out of their ten matches.
In their recent outing, they suffered a seven-wicket defeat to the Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Meanwhile, MI has won five out of their ten games and is in a similar position, currently ranked sixth and needing to improve their net run rate of -0.454. Their previous match saw them suffer a six-wicket loss to the four-time champions, Chennai Super Kings.
The best thing for MI is that Suryakumar Yadav came back to his form and Tim David is giving a stupendous finish in every match. On the other hand, RCB has the good news that Mahipal Lomror came to his form and they also have Kedar Jadhav who can show his experience and play some valuable knocks. So, get ready for the live action of RCB vs MI where we will see Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli competing against each other.
Head To Head In IPL
MI and RCB are the most popular teams of the IPL and both of them have shown a clinical performance since the inaugural of the IPL. They have played a total number of 31 matches against each other where RCB won in 17 matches while MI won in 14 matches. In the last IPL, MI batted first and scored 151 runs in 20 overs. RCB chased the target successfully in 18.3 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.
Expected Playing XI
- Expected WicketKeeper – Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Expected Batsman – Rohit Sharma (c) , Suryakumar Yadav , Tim David
- Expected Allrounders – Cameron Green , Nehal Wadhera , Tristan Stubbs
- Expected Bowlers – Arshad Khan , Jofra Archer , Piyush Chawla , Akash Madhwal
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- Expected WicketKeeper – Dinesh Karthik (wk)
- Expected Batsman – Virat Kohli , Faf du Plessis (c) , Mahipal Lomror , Anuj Rawat , Kedar Jadhav
- Expected Allrounders – Glenn Maxwell , Wanindu Hasaranga
- Expected Bowlers – Karn Sharma , Mohammed Siraj , Josh Hazlewood
The surface at Wankhede Stadium is mainly supporting batters and we may expect a high scoring clash against RCB and MI. Any score between 180 to 200 could be a challenging situation. The team winning the toss could opt for fielding first because chasing on this wicket is relatively easier.
The weather in Mumbai is hazy and there is a temperature of 32 degrees with 51% humidity. There will be some wind in this match and rain have 20% chances in this game.