After losing the match against Rajasthan Royals in their home ground, Mumbai Indians are ready to face a new challenge from Royal Challenger Bangalore. Finally, RCB got their first win against KXIP in Mohali. Can uncertain RCB stand tall against the inform MI at Wankhede? Let’s find it out on Monday.
MI vs RCB Head to Head Stats
Mumbai and Bangalore had played 26 matches between themselves. MI has a clear edge over RCB by winning 17 matches. RCB has won only nine matches. The track record for RCB is not that good at Wankhede. On their last five matches, RCB has won only one match, and MI has won four matches. After losing the match against RR, MI will surely fight for the second spot on the point table. But can they overcome Kohli and de Villiers storm? Check it out on Monday.
Although RCB has won the match against KXIP, it was not their perfect team. It was just Kohli, de Villiers, and Chahal show. Rest other players were not that good. Stoinis was average in the match, and he hit the winning knock for RCB.
RCB so far
As usual, Kohli was brilliant against KXIP. He hit eight fours and contributed 67 runs in 53 balls. In this IPL he has already scored 270 runs in 7 matches. AB de Villiers was the man who took RCB to the winning mood by knocking 59 runs off 38 balls with five fours and two sixes. Stoinis also gave acceleration to Kohli and de Villiers’s effort to make RCB win by eight wickets.
Earlier, Chahal was their bowling attack hero. He knocked out to inform Rahul and Mayank Agrawal by giving 33 runs. Although Navdeep Saini was wicketless, he was very economical and didn’t allow Gayle to hit him hard. Moeen Ali also took one wicket by sparing just 19 runs. But Siraj and Umesh Yadav were too expensive.
MI so far
Pollard’s magic was expected against Rajasthan Royals, but he couldn’t repeat the same performance as against KXIP. But the skipper Rohit was seen in good stroke by hitting 47 runs off 32 balls. Quinton de Kock is MI’s leading batsman, and he scored 81 runs off 52 balls. Suryakumar Yadav is getting flopped in two consecutive matches. He needs to revamp his form. Hardik is maintaining the devil mode in this IPL. He is one of the hard hitters of this season after Andre Russell.
After having a record-breaking best IPL bowling stats, Alzzari Joseph was wicketless in the last two matches. Not only this but also he is becoming the most expensive bowler for MI. Also, he was seen in pain against RR while fielding. So, Malinga may replace him against RCB. Behrendorff was not in good touch against RR. Only Bumrah and Krunal Pandya were good with bowl against KXIP.
In the last two matches, Wankhede was offering batsmen friendly pitch. So on Monday, we can expect the same pitch. But it suits the pace bowling attack. RCB needs to focus on their bowling attack to get a par of MI
As the match will be in the night, you can’t neglect the dew factor.
Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
VIVO IPL 2019 MI vs RCB
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar