It’s going to be a battle between two heavyweight sides as Mumbai Indians will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020. Ahead of the big match we present you the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top Fantasy picks and more.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and lookouts can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
MI and RCB are currently placed in the top 4 of the IPL 2020 table. With the season fast heading towards the business end, the team ending on the winning side will have a better chance of finishing in the top 2.
Mumbai Indians lost their previous encounter against the Rajasthan Royals. The defending champs will be keen to bounce back and make a statement against RCB.
Virat Kohli and his men too lost against CSK in their previous encounter as they were below par in all departments. They defeated Mumbai Indians in their first fixture of the season and will be looking to do the same and qualify for playoffs in style.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 28
MI Won: 18
RCB Won: 10
The conditions at Abu Dhabi is expected to be warm but as the match progresses it will cool down which all the players will cherish.
Average First Innings Score
170 runs in IPL 2020.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi is usually good for batting against the new ball. Once the spinners come to bowl in the middle stage the batsmen way find it difficult to score freely.
All and all the 22 yards during the match is expected to provide a fair balance between bat and ball.
Injury and Availability News
There’s huge suspense regarding the participation of Rohit Sharma in the match. The Mumbai Indians skipper hasn’t played in the last two matches and it seems he has still not thoroughly recovered from his hamstring injury.
On the other hand, RCB is expected to once again include Isuru Udana in the squad in place of Moeen Ali. Navdeep Saini sustained a thumb injury in the last match and he is a doubtful starter against Mumbai Indians.
Fantasy Tips – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard (c), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Siraj
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks
Virat Kohli: The captain of RCB has already churned out over 400 runs in IPL 2020. Kohli is a big match player and will be a big wicket for MI. Kohli should be an automatic selection in your squad considering his consistent batting form.
Ab de Villiers: Your fantasy XI will be half-done if you don’t pick AB de Villiers in your team. The batting maestro has been in superb form this season as he has batted with a strike of around 200 and taken his side out of trouble numerous times.
Hardik Pandya: After his outrageous knock in the last match, Pandya is also a much in your fantasy XI. His confidence will be sky high and he will be once again looking to provide the finishing touches for his side in the death overs.
Jasprit Bumrah: The fast bowler has always been the trump card of MI against RCB. In the recent past Bumrah has had an interesting rivalry with AB and Kohli. Bumrah will be once again looking to dismiss them and put his side in the driving seat in the match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Quinton de Kock
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen –Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar