Wankhede, April 15, Monday at 08:00 PM IST
So, it’s time for the Rivalry Week in the Vivo IPL 2019 as Mumbai Indians take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Monday’s clash. Royal Challengers Bangalore finally managed a win in their last encounter against Kings XI Punjab and would be looking to carry the momentum against Mumbai Indians. The hosts faced 4 wickets defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday and would be looking to come back stronger. The match will start at 08:00 PM IST.
Placed third in the ladder, Mumbai Indians have four wins and three defeats in seven encounters played so far. After three wins on the trot, they failed to continue the momentum and succumbed to 4 wickets defeats at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in a close encounter. Put into bat first, the hosts posted 187-5 on the board, courtesy Q de Kock’s 81 of 52 deliveries. In reply, Rajasthan’s run chase was powered by Joss Buttler’s 89 of 43 deliveries as the side chased down the target with 4 wickets in hand and three balls to spare.
On the opposite, Royal Challengers Bangalore would be delighted to secure their first win of the season against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. Put into bat first, hosts posted 173-4 on the board with the help of Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 99. Navdeep Saini, M Ali and Yuzvendra Chahal were amongst the best bowling figures for RCB. In reply, the fifties from Virat Kohli (67) and Ab de Villiers (59*) and a little cameo from M Stoinis (28 of 16) was enough for the target. RCB chased down the target with 9 wickets in hand and four balls to spare. Now, RCB has one win in seven encounters and would be desperate to multiply their wins.
Total – 24
Mumbai Indians – 15
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 09
The close proximity to the Arabian Sea helps swing bowlers early on at Wankhede Stadium. However, the wicket becomes batting friendly as the game wears on.
Matches won batting first – 35
Matches won bowling first – 35
Average 1st Inns scores – 166
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI
Highest score chased – 198/7 (20 Ov) by MI vs KXIP
Lowest score defended – 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI
MI wins the toss and will bowl first
One change for MI -L Malinga comes in for Alzari Joseph
RCB remain unchanged
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
MI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Quinton de Kock
Batsmen –Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounder –Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers -Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar
RCB Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen –AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath,
All-rounder –Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis,
Bowlers -Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Anmolpreet Singh, Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Mayank Markande, Anukul Roy, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Quinton de Kock, Rasikh Salam
Royal Challengers Bangalore-
Virat Kohli (c), Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Milind Kumar, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Akshdeep Nath, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman
V Kohli loves batting against Mumbai Indians. In last three innings, he has scored 46, 32 and 96*. Also, he has lost his wicket to pacers only.
M McClenaghan has dismissed Kohli four times in the last eight innings
Rohit Sharma has amassed 661 runs in 25 innings against RCB with a strike rate above than 135.
Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed K Pollard 3 times in last 6 innings
Krunal Pandya has dismissed AB de Villiers 4 times in last 8 innings
L Malinga comes in for Alzari Joseph
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