Indian Premier League 2019 | RCB vs MI | 7th Match PLAYERZPOT PREDICTION TIPS, GUIDE AND PREVIEW
Bangalore, March 28, Thursday at 08:00 PM IST
Two heavily supported teams in the IPL – Mumbai Indians (MI)and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to shrug off their defeats in the first game. This is the first game of IPL 2019 at Bangalore and the hosts RCB will be looking to make their home advantage count after the disastrous batting performance against CSK in Chennai. Mumbai Indians will look at losing the ‘worst starters’ in IPL history tag with a better performance in their bowling department tomorrow.
RCB vs MI Playerzpot Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Image at Stake
Royal Challengers Bangalore started off with a crushing defeat in IPL 2019 however the Mumbai Indians lost to one man with a ballistic bat – Rishabh Pant and not DC as a team. RCB’s bowlers did not have a decent target to bowl at and hence were not put to a big test. The star studded batting line up with Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Shimron Hetmyer looked off color and unmotivated in a spin friendly track in Chennai.
RCB will be relying heavily on their batsmen in Chinnaswamy Stadium which has proven to be a batting paradise time and again
Determined Mumbai Indians look to lose the Poor Starters tag
Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly the poorest starters when compared to how they finish off the tournament. The three time IPL champions will be looking forward to exercising more discipline in the bowling department. Skipper Rohit Sharma is opening the batting for MI and a lot is counting on him. Suryakumar Yadav needs to adapt to the upper middle order slot after fairing significantly well in the last season.
Quinton De Kock and the Pandya brothers got off to starts which wasn’t enough to chase down a mammoth target in the first game. Mumbai Indians is lacking a game changer like Andre Russell/Rishabh Pant and they will be looking forward to Kieron Pollard to fill in to these shoes. Jasprit Bumrah had an injury scare in the first game but has been declared fit. However reports suggest that he didn’t bowl in the practice session.
Pitch Analysis and Statistics
Chinnaswamy is a batsman’s paradise and 200+ scores are chased with ease in the track which suggests that the pitch remains the same throughout the game unlike Delhi or Chennai. Chasing has been the most sought after toss decision and the bowlers will have a tough night in Bangalore.
Average 1st innings score: 175
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head Stats
Total – 25 | RCB- 16 | MI – 9
Last few Matches in Chinnaswamy RCB vs MI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2 | Mumbai Indians – 7
Odds are in favour of MI and/or the team batting second as chasing has worked well in Chinnaswamy. RCB clearly do not have the home team advantage in Chinnaswamy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Probable Team Changes
- Mumbai will be worried about Bumrah’s fitness and if he is declared unfit, Mumbai might bring in Markande.
- Malinga is cleared to join MI but might not make it for tomorrow’s game.
- RCB is likely to play an unchanged side.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Probable Playing 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore :
Wicket-keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – V Kohli, Ab de Villiers, S Hetmyer,
All-rounder –Moeen Ali, C de Grandhomme, Shivam Dubey
Bowlers – U Yadav, Y Chahal, N Saini, M Siraj
Wicket-keeper – Q de Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, S K Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, K Pollard
All-rounder – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – M McClenaghan, R Salam/M Markande, (D: J Bumrah)
RCB VS MI SQUADS
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Mumbai Indians – Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
RCB vs MI Playerzpot Fantasy Team Predictor
Fantasy picks from Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers/ Shimron Hetmyer | Umesh Yadav
- The top three batting trio is expected to score a huge chunk of RCB’s runs
- Umesh looked good with the ball in the first game.
Fantasy picks from Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma | Hardik/Krunal Pandya | Mitchell McClenaghan
- The Pandya brothers will be hard to ignore with their potential to contribute with the bat and ball.
- McClenaghan is back in the wickets for Mumbai.
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