With seasonal woes haunting them this campaign as well, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to keep their campaign on the right track when they play each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. With one win and a defeat each, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves in the lower half of the table. While Mumbai do look stable, RCB have problems in the size of a mountain. The players who are touted to light up the MI vs RCB My11Circle Team are still badly out of form, one big name in that list is Virat Kohli. Bangalore fans, and well most the Indian cricket fans, would be hoping to see Virat Kohli return back to form more than anything else.
Match 10, IPL 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
Monday 28 September, 7:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
Royal Challengers Bangalore are more than desperate now to find someone who can fill Chris Morris' void. Moeen Ali sounds about right for that, but the absence of a wicket-keeper makes things much more complex for them. If Ab de Villiers keeps wickets for them, one of the most unstable sides of this campaign can transform into being one of the strongest sides.
RCB Predicted XI
Virat Kohli (C)
Devdutt Padikkal/Parthiv Patel
Ab de Villiers
Moeen Ali/Josh Phillippe
Adam Zampa/Dale Steyn/Isuru Udana
Mohammad Siraj/Umesh Yadav
Mumbai Indians do not have a lot to think about their playing combination. They are expected to play with the same 11.
MI Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (C)
Quinton de Kock (WK)
Let's look at the IPL 2020 RCB vs MI My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Q de Kock
BAT: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Ab de Villiers, Suryakumar Yadav
ALL: Kieron Pollard, Shivam Dube
BLR: Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult
SUBS: Washington Sundar(S4), Jasprit Bumrah(S3), Krunal Pandya(S2), Aaron Finch(S1)
With RCB still scratching their heads as to who would keep wickets for them, Q de Kock remains the best option of the lot. He showed glimpses of some good form in the first game against CSK before fizzing out in the second against KKR. We do expect him to come good against the RCB bowling line-up.
Rohit Sharma will be the top choice to captain RCB vs MI My11Circle team as he will be up against an inexperienced RCB bowling line-up upfront. By the time Chahal would be introduced, Rohit could well have settled himself in for a big score. Virat Kohli has been horribly out of form and he will be desperate to get some runs. Don’t expect him to score a big score, but we do predict a 20-30 run innings from the King. Devdutt Padikkal looks fizzed out after blasting his way on to the scene in the first game. However, he does have all the signs of continuing with his good form, leaving behind the one off failure. Ab de Villiers averages 51.27 against Mumbai Indians. He has managed 554 runs in just 16 innings at a whopping strike rate of 147.64.
With Hardik Pandya unlikely to bowl, Kieron Pollar is bound to bowl a couple of overs at least. Cap that with the few mighty blows he will be whacking in the last few overs. He is Mumbai Indians' highest run getter against RCB scoring 473 runs in 19 innings at an average of 36.38 with a strike rate of 159.8. Shivam Dube's consistency in both the games has been impressive. He has 4 wickets to his name and is capable of hitting some sixes in the death overs if the need comes.
Of the three venues where IPL is to be played this year, Dubai is by far the most bowler-friendly track. Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 3 for 15 in the his 4 overs in the first game and will be eyeing to replicate that performance. Trent Boult's left arm seamers will cause trouble to Bangalore’s line-up and with Bumrah out of form, he is bound to be Mumbai’s top bowler tonight. Navdeep Saini has been one of the most stable bowlers this season. He bowled better than both Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav against Punjab and he has so far been RCB's best pace bowler.
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