RCB vs MI Preview: Nail Biter Or A One-Sided Fantasy Cricket Affair

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After the most epic run chase of all times experienced in the last match, Rajasthan Royals have proved time and again that anything is possible in this format of the game. Kings XI have gone down to suffer their second loss of the season after such a valiant effort in the field. Rajasthan, on the other hand, has won their second match on the trot. The matchday today is perceived to be nothing short of an exciting encounter as it is the Captain vs Vice Captain: Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in the game of Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Mumbai Indians.

While MI is confident after a convincing victory over KKR, RCB has been thrashed down by KXIP in their previous encounter after a KL Rahul onslaught.

RCB vs MI Venue & Conditions

The game today is all set to be held at the Dubai International Stadium and the conditions are going to be similar as it has been throughout the tournament so far. The dew in the second innings has still not affected the game in a big way and the wicket has a lot of runs in it.

RCB vs MI Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed.

Mumbai Indians Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Chris Lynn, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit Sharma(c), Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai.

RCB vs MI Probable 11

RCB Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), Shivam Dube, Joshua Philippe/Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana/Dale Steyn, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

MI Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

RCB vs MI Fantasy Playing 11

Quinton De Kock(C), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(VC), Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit  Bumrah & Trent Boult

RCB vs MI Head to Head

Mumbai Indians have a clear edge over their RCB counterparts as they have defeated them 16 times out of 25 encounters. This time around, RCB has a lot of problems with their bowlers, and the MI team is filled with frontline batters that like to go after the ball. MI have won 7 out of their last 8 games against Royal Challengers.

RCB vs MI Gameplay

It is predicted that MI will win the toss and elect to bat first. Sharma & De Kock will go all guns blazing as the powerplay will yield maximum runs today. Umesh Yadav would be a good reverse fantasy pick on BalleBaazi. Good support will be given from Suryakumar Yadav & Saurabh Tiwary as the score would go on to be close to 200. 

RCB will fall short of this total even after a glance of form from Kohli & De Villiers.

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