All you need to know about Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians Today Match.
With both the sides hungry to taste success after slumping in treacherous style in their opening encounters, today’s clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians is set to be one in which fireworks will go off. While Virat Kohli led side has put in one of the worst batting displays in recent time in the league to be dismissed for under 100 in the opening match of the season for the second time in a row. MI was blown apart by a delectable power-packed batting performance from the Delhi Capitals.
With the ground having seen a high scoring encounter between India and Australia last month itself, this encounter promises to be another affair that will see both the sides rake runs. The spinners will hardly come into play with their no evidence of the pitch plying conducive to the slower bowlers.
AB de Villiers concurred with the view: “I am hoping the wicket will be good. But every wicket we play is different in the IPL and in the world for that matter. It’s up to us to adapt. We should make sure we assess the conditions really well and whichever wicket we will be getting, we should play better cricket than we did the last time,” he said.
Head To Head Record RCB Vs MI
RCB have managed only two wins out of nine games against the Mumbai franchise at this stadium. However, in 2018, RCB had managed to get one of those two wins against their counterparts and will be looking to replicate that performance.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians Today Match
After having being bundled out for a shambolic 70, RCB has once again come under heavy flak for faltering at a decisive time despite having such a fire heavy batting line-up. Playing at home, the onus heavily lies on them to come up and deliver a riveting show which will help silence all detractors.
While RCB won’t be looking to play around with their side too much, Southee in place of Colin de Grandhomme could be a possible shake-up they opt for today.
RCB: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (WK), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
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Mumbai is likely to bench Rasikh Salam and bring in Mayank Markande for their first away game of the season. Jasprit Bumrah is expected to miss the clash after sustaining an injury in his side’s opening encounter and has also not accompanied the side.
With the series against South Africa over, Malinga who was acquired in this auction window is expected to make an immediate return to the Indians pace unit and should see Cutting sit out in his place.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
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Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klassen, Gurkeerat Singh, Himmat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Salam, Yuvraj Singh
Timing: 8:00pm, Toss at 7:30pm
TV– Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 1 and Hindi/HD
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