Royal Challengers Bangalore will open their IPL 2023 campaign against Mumbai Indians at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 2 April. It promises to be an exciting encounter as RCB would look to continue from where they left off last year.
Rajat Patidar might not feature in the playing XI due to an injury along with Josh Hazlewood who will miss the first seven games.
Details: IPL Match 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date and Time– 2 April 7.30 PM
A total of 30 matches have been played between these two teams with Mumbai Indians winning 17 of them while Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians in 2022 by 7 wickets.
Top Run Scorer
Virat Kohli has scored the most number of runs between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL history. He has hit so far 827 runs from 32 matches (31 innings) including 4 half-centuries to his name. During the matches against Mumbai Indians, Kohli’s best score was 92 not out.
Top Wicket Taker
Jasprit Bumrah leads the charge in terms of leading wicket-taker between RCB and Mumbai Indians. The pace bowler picked 24 wickets. He will not take part in this year’s IPL due to an injury.
The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru is expected full of runs. A total of 81 IPL matches have been played with the team batting first winning 33 times while the team batting second has won 44 times and 4 matches abandoned due to rain.
The captain winning the toss might choose to field first and would be interested to see the tactics applied with shorter boundaries.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)- Predicted XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel.
Rohit Sharma ©, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, Jofra Archer, Vishnu Vinod, Arshad Khan.
Fantasy Team Selection- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Team 1– Virat Kohli (VC), Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed.
Team 2– Faf du Plessis (C), Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Cameron Green (VC), Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, Harshal Patel, Reece Topley, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan