With 2 points under their name in 2 games, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma would be raring to step on to the field to snatch another 2 points early in the competition. Mumbai Indians have always had the upper hand when it comes to Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have won 18 games as opposed to 9 games by RCB in their 27 meetings.
MI have momentum on their side after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by good margin of 49 runs. Their captain was magnificent with the bat as he scored a delightful 80 runs with the bat from 54 balls. Their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah hit back and silenced the critics those who doubted him after the first game.
RCB have stuttered to a terrible loss against KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab by a massive margin of 97 runs which didn’t do any good to their NRR. They would want to win this match and get back on track as early as possible.
Both the teams would have assessed their strengths and weaknesses by this time after 2 games and in today IPL match prediction, let us analyze the strength and weakness of both the teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (BLR)
Devdutt Padikkal has seen it all in the 2 games that he has played so far. He was hurried by the short pitch delivery from Sheldon Cottrell and Mumbai Indians have 2 overseas fast bowlers in their kitty but with the skillset Devdutt Padikkal has, he will be embracing this challenge. They have Yuzvendra Chahal who has been unplayable so far. And then there is Virat Kohli who will be waiting with fire in his tummy to come good for the first time in this season with the bat.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indians's major strength is their core group of pace bowlers and with Trent Boult, James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah firing in unison, they will be a difficult bowling attack to score runs for the opposition. Their captain looked in supreme form in their previous game and Rohit Sharma will once again be looking to lead from the front.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch has showed poor form in the 2 games that he played. RCB badly need the Australian white ball captain to showcase what he is capable of. RCB playing both Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav doesn’t seem to be a good idea and it has backfired big time. Virat Kohli needs to use his resources to a good effect as Washington Sundar has been terribly underused in this season so far.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore playing11
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini
Mumbai Indians playing11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
BLR vs MI who will win today match prediction?
In who will win today match section, Mumbai Indians are winning the game according to betting sites
Bet365: BLR- 2.10, MI- 1.72
Betway: BLR- 2.05, MI- 1.72
BLR vs MI Dream11 team for today’s match
In dream11 prediction, let us try to predict the players who can be the game changers and also those who can fetch big points in fantasy teams.
Virat Kohli: The captain has a grand total of 15 runs in 2 games and one can’t keep him quiet for long as the legend in him is only going to explode sooner rather than later.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The leg spinner has been the go to man for Virat Kohli and has 4 wickets in the season so far. If RCB are to win the game, they will be pinning their hopes on Yuzvendra Chahal once again.
Suryakumar Yadav: He has shown good signs in the previous and was very unfortunate to miss out on a well deserved half century as he was run out for 47 from 28 balls. He will the key batsman for MI against RCB.
Rohit Sharma: He is fresh off from a match winning 80 against KKR and is sure to continue his good form and will be hoping to lead from the front in this game as well.
Other picks: AB de Villiers, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Navdeep Saini all can be quality picks in the fantasy teams.