BLR vs MI Prediction: The IPL saw a shift in the script yesterday, with two sub-par totals being defended in two games. Delhi Capitals posted 156-6 but went on to limit Rajasthan Royals to only 121 runs. The second match in Sharjah was billed as a high-scoring affair. However, it turned out to be everything but that, as Punjab Kings only managed to hold on to a meager 125 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are set to lock horns with Mumbai Indians in match 39 of the IPL at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It is the second game of a doubleheader on Super Sunday. The two teams have produced some exciting encounters over the years. They have had a similar start to the UAE leg with both losing to CSK and KKR. MI would be more desperate to win here otherwise they would be left behind in that top four chase.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Match 39, Indian Premier League
26 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
BLR vs MI Head to Head: Mumbai Indians have the upper hand in this fixture with 17 wins compared to RCB’s 11 wins.
BLR – 40%
MI – 60%
Both teams need a win here today to build some momentum for the race to playoffs. The scores they have posted so far don’t do justice to the batting talent they possess. The two teams have string middle orders filled with mavericks who can win the game single-handedly. Mumbai Indians, however, look more balanced and are marginal favorites to win this tie.
Bet365: MI: 1.72; BLR: 2.10
Devdutt Padikkal has had a thunderous start to the UAE leg. His consistent performances were rewarded with a Team India call-up. He has 287 runs in 8 innings at an average of 41 which included an unbeaten hundred.
Glen Maxwell is a dangerous batsman who can change the game within minutes. He loves playing in the UAE where he has a stellar record. He also chipped in with a wicket last time out. Overall he has 244 runs in eight innings at a strike rate of 135.
Suryakumar Yadav has had a very sedate IPL 2021. He played a crucial role in MI’s last two tournament wins. We are tipping him to come good in this game. He has 181 runs in nine innings this season.
BLR Playing XI
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat(WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
MI Playing XI
Quinton De Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
It is a pacer-friendly wicket at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Batting would get easier once the batsmen get their eye in. The pitch will get slower as the tournament progresses and bowlers can use their clever variations. The average score on this wicket is 158.
If BLR bats first: 150-160
If MI bats first: 160-170
Weather over Dubai today will be bright and sunny with maximum temperature during the day climbing to 38 degrees Celsius. With a clear night and a bit of cooling after sunset which is at 06:10 PM local time, the temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius for most of the playing period. The humidity level of around 50% coupled with the very light wind will make the climatic conditions tough for players of both sides.
WICKET-KEEPERS: I Kishan, Q de Kock
BATSMEN: S Yadav, D Padikkal, G Maxwell, V Kohli
ALL-ROUNDERS: W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: J Bumrah, T Boult, H Patel, Y Chahal
Captain choices: V Kohli, Y Chahal
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