It’s the battles of the heavyweights as Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in match 10 of IPL 2020.
The Rohit Sharma led MI bounced back in style in their previous encounter and registered a comprehensive win against KKR. On the other hand, the Virat Kohli’s RCB were hammered by KXIP in the second match of IPL 2020.
Ahead of the important clash between RCB and MI, we bring you all the fantasy cricketing tips from the match.
Head To Head
Matches Played 27
Mumbai Indians won – 18
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 9
Match Timings and Venue
Venue: Dubai International Stadium is also known as ‘Ring of Fire’.
Timing: 7:30 IST on 28 September (Monday)
Much like all the previous matches of IPL 2020, this will also be contested under the extreme heat of Dubai. This indicates a lot of fluids and energy bars for players throughout the match.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore-Fantasy Tips
Mumbai Indians showed their character in their previous match as their skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front. Rohit was at his imperious best and played a brilliant knock of 80 in just 54 deliveries. Rohit will be hoping to maintain his good form against RCB and play another match-winning inning.
Surya Kumar Yadav will be another crucial batsman for MI against RCB. He complimented Rohit extremely well in the last match and played a good hand. The number 3 of MI scored 47 in mere 28 deliveries.
The middle order of MI comprising of Hardik, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard haven’t quite clicked together yet in the previous two matches. The trio will keen on making match-winning contributions against RCB and be game-changers for their side in the late middle order.
The bowling attack of MI was top class in their last match against KKR. Jasprit Bumrah finally came roaring back into form and once again onus will be on him against the classy batting lineup of RCB.
James Pattinson and Trent Boult too were economical with the new ball and had supreme control of their line and length. Their front line spinner Rahul Chahal was too impressive as he only gave away 26 runs and scalped 2 crucial wickets.
Key Players MI: Rohit, Quinton de Kock, Hardik, Bumrah
RCB were awful in their last match not only with the ball but surprisingly also with the bat. They gave away over 70 runs in the last 4 overs which ultimately proved to be match-defining.
Whenever RCB has won against MI, their legendary duo of Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers have driven the charge. Kohli, in particular, would want to score some runs after failing in both matches with the bat. RCB desperately want their two big boys to perform in the big match against strong MI side.
Also, Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch will look to replicate the opening partnership of their first. It is also likely that Morris may now be fit and play in place of Dale Steyn. If Morris is unable to start against MI, the RCB think tank may play either one of Isuru Udana or Moeen Ali for the big encounter.
Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal will be once again trump cards for captain Kohli against the defending champs. Both bowler so har has been sensational in IPL 2020 and will eager to once again make a statement against the gun batting line-up of MI.
Key Players RCB: Kohli, de Villiers, Chahal, Saini
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli ©, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris/Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav/ Siraj, Navdeep Saini.
Captain –Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain – Ab de Villiers, Hardik Pandya
Batters – Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (c), de Villiers (VC), Surya Kumar Yadav
All-Rounders –Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dubey
Bowlers –Navdeep Saini, Chahal, Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Well, Mumbai Indians look the overwhelming picks ahead of the clash against RCB. They have a tremendous overall record against Kohli’s side and will again try to extend their rich vein of form against them.
Unless Virat Kohli or Ab de Villiers decides to put on a show and play freakish knocks, MI will emerge victoriously. Finally, Mumbai Indians to win with Bumrah making the difference with the ball in the match.