Mumbai Indians will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the reverse fixture to be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 9 May 2023 in the IPL 2023.
Mumbai Indians are coming off with a loss against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk. During that match, Nehal Wadhera was the top scorer for Mumbai Indians with 64 helping MI post 139 for 8. Cameron Green came to open the innings along with Ishan Kishan.
MI captain Rohit Sharma’s poor form continued with 0. In the bowling department, Piyush Chawla was the pick of bowlers picking up 2 for 29 in 4 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their previous match also against Delhi Capitals. During that match, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis added 82 runs for the opening wicket. Mahipal Lomror made his maiden half-century in IPL and helped Royal Challengers Bangalore post 181 for 4.
The bowling looked ordinary as Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel and Karn Sharma picked 1 wicket each. Wanidu Hasranaga and Mohammed Siraj were taken for runs by Phil Salt and Co.
It promises to be an exciting clash as the team that wins the match will move up to number 3 in terms of points. RCB is currently at number 6 while Mumbai Indians are at number 7.
Details– Match 54, RCB vs MI
Venue– Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time– 9 May, 7.30 PM IST
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore met each 31 times in IPL. Mumbai Indians still hold the advantage with 17 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore won on 14 occasions.
The last time these two teams met in IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore won with ease as Kohli and Faf added 148 runs for the opening wicket helping them to win by 8 wickets.
Top Run Scorer
Virat Kohli occupies the top spot in terms of leading run scorer between these two sides. King Kohli scored 851 runs from 31 matches with an average of 32.73.
Kohli registered his best score of an unbeaten 92 against Mumbai Indians with a strike rate of 128.74. He would be hoping for another superb performance and make sure that Royal Challengers Bangalore wins their encounter.
Top Wicket Taker
Jasprit Bumrah occupies the top spot with the leading wicket-taker between these two sides. He grabbed a total of 24 wickets from 18 matches at an economy of 7.58 runs per over. Bumrah picked his best figures with 3 for 14.
Mumbai Indians is missing the services of Bumrah in this year’s edition as they are struggling with rhythm in death overs.
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is a brilliant pitch to bat on. It was a high-scoring match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals posted a massive total of 212 for 4 while Mumbai Indians chase the highest target at this venue in IPL.
It promises to be another brilliant pitch for batting. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)- Predicted XI
Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanidnu Hasranaga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel.
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Surykumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendroff, Arshad Khan.
Fantasy Team Selection- RCB vs MI
Team 1– Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Surykumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Tilak Verma, Josh Hazlewood, Hasranaga, Piyush Chawla, Harshal Patel, Arshad Khan.
Team 2– Ishan Kishan, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mohammed Siraj, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendroff, Hazlewood.
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