Mumbai Indians may not have a smooth start to IPL 2019 but they have catapulted to the top 3 with style. They are now up against Virat Kohli’s RCB that got off the mark in the last game after six consecutive losses. Both the sides have their reasons to win it, and this could well fuel up the contest.
Mumbai Indians look in good shape with top-4 – Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Keiron Pollard – all coming to the fore. However, it’s the inconsistency with the ball they would want to address and vie for the second spot.
Royal Challengers Bangalore were helped by AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to notch a win at last. They are too reliant on the duo, plus their bowling hasn’t been the best. However, RCB do have the confidence of a win by their side for another charge.
Pitch conditions: Wankhede has all for the strokeplay and very little for the bowlers. Batsmen can enjoy while bowlers may feel hapless.
Form Guide (last three, recent first)
RCB – W L L
MI – L W W
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
MI Team News
RCB Team News
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team News
Team 1, 2, 3, 4: The less-likely go berserk
Dale Steyn News There is uncertainty over Dale Steyn’s availability at the moment.
Team 5, 6: One-way traffic
This game could be dominated by either side. Let’s pick 7 players from each side