Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians face off each other in a must-win game in Dubai on Sunday in the second of the two games. Both the teams lost their first two games that they played in the UAE leg so far. While Mumbai lost to KKR, RCB lost to CSK. A win in this game will take either of the teams up on the points table.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli said that they lacked a few runs against CSK while adding that they need to put the losses behind and move forward. Virat Kohli scored runs but on a losing cause which at last did not have any importance to it. Kohli has struggled to pick the right team and make the right changes with the ball. A loss against Mumbai will make their campaign even more difficult going ahead.
IPL 2021 RCB v CSK Takeaways | 12th Man TV
The result might not have gone our way, but there were plenty of positives from last night’s game. Here are the learnings from our game against CSK. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/16aHBqCae0
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 25, 2021
Mumbai Indians were completely outplayed against KKR. The absence of Hardik Pandya and the lack of runs from Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have affected their performance. The match will be played in Dubai and is the second game of the two matches on Sunday.
"This team certainly knows how to perform under pressure." 💪💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 25, 2021
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 39
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: September 26th at 7:30 PM IST
The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has been a great one to bat on. There will be some help on offer for the seamers initially, but the pitch will dry up a bit as the game progresses. Bowlers will need to vary their pace in order to be effective.
Batsmen will need to get their eyes in before putting on the accelerator. A score of around 170 runs would be a fighting total at this venue. Both the teams will be looking to field first upon winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XI
RCB: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, KS Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini
MI: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
IPL 2021 – RCB vs MI – Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion 1- AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Devdutt Padikkal (VC), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Virat Kohli (C), Quinton de Kock (VC), Devdutt Padikkal, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Mohammed Siraj