Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians: Today, the second match of Super Sunday will be played between the two stalwarts of Team India, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) of Team India and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. A tough competition can be seen between both the teams in this match to be held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium from 7.30 pm.
In the first phase of the IPL in India, both Bangalore and Mumbai performed brilliantly and were looking to make it to the playoffs easily. However, the second phase has not started well for both these teams in the UAE. Bangalore and Mumbai seem to be lagging behind in the playoff match after losing both their opening matches. Virat Kohli’s RCB is still present in the third place in the points table. While Mumbai has reached the sixth position after two losses. Both the teams will try to avoid hat-trick of defeat in this match.
RCB and Mumbai batsmen have to perform better
In the second phase of IPL so far, the batsmen of both RCB and Mumbai teams have disappointed. Talking about RCB, in the first match against KKR, the team’s innings collapsed like a pack of cards and the team was all out for 92 runs. In the last match against Chennai, the opening pair of captain Kohli and Devdutt Padikal got the team off to a great start with a century partnership. However, after this the middle order once again disappointed. AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell have disappointed in this second phase so far. The team will expect a miraculous performance from these two star batsmen in today’s match.
On the other hand, if we talk about Mumbai, then if Hardik is fit for batting, then he can get a chance in place of Saurabh Tiwary in the team. Captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock had a good partnership of 78 runs in the last match. The team will still expect a good start from them. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan not being in the rhythm for Mumbai is a matter of more concern. Apart from this, Mumbai will also be expected to have a quick innings from Pollard.
Mumbai’s bowling attack is much stronger than Bangalore’s
In bowling, Mumbai’s upper hand appears more heavy than Bangalore. Jasprit Bumrah has bowled brilliantly for Mumbai so far. Apart from this, Trent Boult and Adam Milne are also present in the team’s pace battery, who can turn the dice of the match anytime. Apart from this, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar in spin can also play an important role in the team’s victory.
At the same time, his spin bowler Yuzvendra Chahal has performed brilliantly for Bangalore so far. Apart from this, the hidden Rustom Harshal Patel of the first phase has also started well. He has taken the most wickets so far in the current season. The team had high hopes from Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga but he has failed to impress so far.
Mumbai has the upper hand in head to head
Talking about head-to-head between both the teams, Mumbai has had the upper hand in the matches between Mumbai and RCB. Rohit Sharma’s team has won 17 matches. At the same time, Virat Kohli’s team has won 11 times. The last match between both the teams was played in the first phase of IPL in India. Bangalore won this match by two wickets.
What will be the mood of the pitch?
The Dubai pitch has generally proved to be helpful for the batsmen. However, in the beginning, there can be help for the fast bowlers here. However, if the wickets are kept, then the situation becomes easier for batting later. Due to being a night match, the dew will also be of great importance here during the second innings. In such a situation, the team batting first would like to hang a big score on the scoreboard.
of RCB Probable playing XI- Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj.
of Mumbai Indians Probable playing XI- Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar.
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