Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians:
This is the 41st match of the vivo Ipl and that will be played between the sensational Royal Challengers Bangalore and the 2 times defending Champions Mumbai Indians. The match will be played at home ground of RCB, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru and that will surely be an edge of Bangalore side. Match will start at 7:30 PM Pakistani Standard time. Last time when these 2 sides came across each other it was Mumbai who beat Bangalore quite convincingly.
Starting from the struggling Mumbai Indians side who was looking in a better form but the way they lost to SRH it was just heartbreaking for their fans as their Net Run rate is also low and they need to win their all the matches in order to go through the next round. The way Mumbai Indians batsmen played in the last match that was surely not expected. They just threw their wickets and SRH won it quite convincingly. Now they really need to rethink about their strategy as they have not much left to lose and their batsmen have to play sensibly in the next matches and have to take their responsibility. None of their batsmen except Rohit Sharma has scored runs on regular basis for the team. In bowling department, they have continued with their same strategy of playing 5 genuine bowlers which is looking quite different in this format because u need more number of all-rounders in this format so strengthen their bowling. Harbhajan Singh who had an ordinary IPL bowled quite well and looking in a very good touch. Fast bowlers haven’t done much and Rohit have to think to give chance to their benched players as pitches in India favors spinners more than the pacers. Mumbai should also have to think that they are going to play RCB who have a weak bowling attack so they need to use maximum number of bowlers to win against them.
Coming towards the RCB side who finally won their last 2 matches and have stabilize their position but still a lot more as they have won 4 out of 9 matches and lost 5 matches. The way their batsmen are playing is a pleasure to watch. Virat Kohli is In stunning form and at the top in highest run scorer in this IPL. Overall their batsmen are doing fine job with the bat and it will not be wrong to say that RCB has the best batting line up in this IPL. The issue they have faced in this IPL is their bowling where most of their bowlers couldn’t do much for the team and remained quite Ordinary with the ball. RCB surely need to think about their bowling and have to use benched players. Chris Jordan who was signed in for the team couldn’t do much and conceded 50+ runs in the last match. RCB also need to think about their fielding as their fielders didn’t do a very good job and missed opportunities which cost them the match.
Match will be at Bangalore where pitch always favors the batsmen and in the second innings there will be dew factor which can help the team batting second. No rain forecast is there for the match.