The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are in grave danger as they find themselves at the bottom of the table. While Mumbai find their last win motivating, the Royal Challengers are desperate for a victory after back-to- back defeats. Match 31 will witness the Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Find the probable playing 11 for the match below.
Overall: Matches – 22
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8
Mumbai Indians – 14
Punters Heavy On: CSK
RCB will look forward to seek their revenge on MI at their den M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
|Matches won batting first||28|
|Matches won bowling first||40|
|Average 1st Inns scores||169|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||148|
|Highest total recorded||263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI|
|Lowest total recorded||82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR|
|Highest score chased||207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB|
|Lowest score defended||106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium)
The Bangalore pitch plays well for bowlers who handle the ball rightly. RCB has faced consecutive defeats at their home ground and will look forward to win this game.
How do the teams stack up?
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB brought in three changes in the last match against KKR and is unlikely to make any more alterations. If AB de Villiers has to rest, Brendon McCullum will open the batting with Quinton de Kock. The middle order is completely reliant on Virat Kohli which isn’t a good thing. The rest of the batting order has to fire to increase the runs on the board. RCB’s bowling unit should be aware of and shoulder their responsibility. While Mohammed Siraj, Murugan Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal did reasonably well, Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee were expensive.
RCB Probable Final Playing 11:
Quinton de Kock(WK), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (C), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Players to watch out for: Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians devised a new strategy against CSK and it worked in their favor. Hence, the Mumbai Indians squad is likely to remain the same against Bangalore. Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis’ opening partnership is in good form. Rohit Sharma promoted himself up to no.3 and that worked wonders for him against Chennai. The MI bowlers have performed up to the mark with very few faults. Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been doing a good job while Hardik Pandya needs to get going. Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande are also impressive.
MI Probable Final Playing 11:
Evin Lewis, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Ben cutting, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Players to watch out for: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav