The upcoming clash from the bottom of the table will see Royal Challengers Bangalore, or the IPL choker, remains one of the three teams to have never won the Indian Premier League since its inception 11 years before. However, the last edition of the Indian Premier League was not exactly what the Challengers’ expected it to be. Surprisingly, it remains a real mystery how can be a team of such star-thudded talent failed to even qualify in the play-offs. RCB fans might have thought that this edition of IPL would be pinned under their name but the nightmare continued as they played the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings.
Many cricket pundits would argue that the pitch was the only reason why Challengers lost the game, which is true but the poor shot selections of their batters led to the score of 70 runs as they got bowled out in 17.1 overs. Other than Parthiv Patel no other player could score a two digit figure. However, Yuzvendra Chahal and Moeen Ali tried to control the game but it was easily won MS Dhoni and company.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians were tore apart by Rishabh Pant who scored 78 runs off 27 balls that included seven 4s and seven 6s. Delhi set up a total of 213 runs on the board and it was tough but also seemed impossible for Mumbai Indians to get to. Yuvraj’s fight went useless as Mumbai Indians succumbed to 176 runs in 19.2 overs.
M Chinnaswamy is popular for its batting track as the balls come swiftly to the bat. The pitch is good for batting as the average 1st Innings score is 169 runs. Given the batting potential in both the teams, a high scoring affair is expected.
The sun would be shining high on Thursday and the highest temperature could even reach to 36 degrees Celsius. There would be 23% humidity in the air and no rainfall is expected.
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We are betting it all on Mumbai Indians for this game because they are the better team on papers and most likely to be the better team on the ground.
bet365: Mumbai Indians – 10/11, Royal Challengers Bangalore – 10/11
Skybet: Mumbai Indians – 10/11, Royal Challengers Bangalore – 10/11
betfair: Mumbai Indians – 10/11, Royal Challengers Bangalore – 10/11
The books are predicting have got this as even odds with no particular team having an upper hand.
Top Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen – V Kohli, AB de Villiers
Top Mumbai Indians batsmen – R Sharma, E Lewis
Top Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers – YS Chahal, U Yadav
Top Mumbai Indians bowler – JJ Bumrah, MJ McClenaghan
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11: M SIraj, Y Chahal, U Yadav, S Dubey, C de Grandhomme, M Ali, S Hetmyer, De Villiers, V Kohli, P Patel
Mumbai Indians Playing 11: J Bumrah/ M Markande/R Salam, M McClenaghan, B Cutting, K Pandya, H Pandya, K Pollard, Y Singh, S K Yadav, R Sharma, Q de Kock