In the 10th match of the Indian Premier League 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash with the defending champions Mumbai Indians. RCB will come into the match after a huge loss in the hands of Kings Xl Punjab and will want to leave that behind coming into this much tougher matchup. Mumbai Indians were defeated by their arch rivals- CSK in the opener but bounced back against the KKR. Rohit Sharma and Co. will be hoping they can continue their winning momentum.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had one of their worst matches in the IPL history after losing to the Punjabi team by a whopping 97 runs. The team looked clueless as K.L Rahul took all the RCB bowlers for a ride around the park. The scoreboard pressure took over the RCB team as the youngster Devdutt Paddikkal and captain Virat Kohli were dismissed cheaply. Which meant it was all up to AB de Villiers to take them home. But the score meant too many even for the best to chase down.
Mumbai Indians had a clinical performance against the KKR after their captain Rohit Sharma led from the front by scoring 80 of 54 balls, which also earned him the Man of the Match. The bowlers too did a very good job and MI would be happy to see Bumrah pick up a few wickets which could mean the star pacer might be back to his prime.
Mumbai Indians after the initial dent now seems to have got the hang of things. RCB on the other side after upsetting the SRH team had a very poor outing against KXIP. Can Virat Kohli lead his team to victory ? Or will the four times champions turn out to be too strong?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
As expected the weather is reported to be clear once again providing the players with the perfect conditions for the sport. The temperature is expected to be hovering in the 31 degree range which is slightly lower than the usual mark. Though, the humidity is likely to be on the higher side and is expected to touch 70% mark later in the evening.
The pitch in Dubai has been slightly on the slower side when compared to the one in Abu Dhabi and thus the spinners can have their say. The batsmen have been quite cautious while playing the big shots as the pitch tends to hold back and also at times the odd bounce was also experienced. Said that, the team batting first will definitely find themselves in winning position if they manage to put up anything more than 170 on the board.
Due is once again expected to play a vital role as it has been throughout this season of the IPL.
Both the teams do not seem to have any injury concerns. Mumbai Indians seem to be well settled now and are likely to play the same Xl that won them the game against KKR.
RCB on the other side will be looking forward to making some changes in their bowling line-up as Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav have been too batsman friendly. Isuru Udana looks a likely contender to replace Dale Steyn. While Moeen Ali could replace Josh Philppe with Patel taking over as the Wicket-keeper.
Probable Playing Xl
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel(wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
RCB vs MI Fantasy Team
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, Aaron Finch, Ab de Villiers, Devdutt Padikal, Kieron Pollard, Hardhik Pandya, Shivam Dube, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain Picks: Rohit Sharma, Ab de Villiers
Vice- Captain Picks: Devdutt Padikal, Hardik Pandya
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