Today’s match in IPL 2017 is between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Banglore. Both the teams are contrasting as MI sits at the second place with win in 7 matches from 9, where as RCB has only won 2 matches from 10 games.
Mumbai Indians has a solid momentum of winning this match and MI has also a great advantage of playing at their own home ground. MI has looked as a well balanced team and must be confident of winning this match. MI has played as a team, rather depending upon a single player.
RCB is having a nightmare this season, the team which has a destructive batting line up but it hasn’t fired it till now. As they have very slim chance of getting into play offs. Their batting has failed miserably and in bowling there has been consistent performance by Samuel Badree and Yuzvendra Chahal. When the 2 teams previously met RCB lost to MI by crucial knock of Kieron pollard and now they will be in Mumbai. RCB would look to better their batting performance.
Matches played – 20, Mumbai Indians Won – 12, Royal Challengers Bangalore Won – 8
Since 2014: Matches played – 7, Mumbai Indians Won – 5, Royal Challengers Bangalore Won – 2
- This season RCB has lowest scoring rate among all teams and have lost most wickets.
- Samuel Badree and Yuzvendra Chahal have been challenging Rohit Sharma, throughout the season.
- Mumbai Indians have been the well balanced team this season and have done fewer changes than any other team.
- Wankhede Stadium has been the quickest scoring ground for AB Devilliers, he would be looking for an opportunity.
Likely Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Krunal Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Travis Head/Chris Gayle, 2 Virat Kohli, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Kedar Jadhav (wk), 5 Sachin Baby/Mandeep Singh, 6 Stuart Binny, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Samuel Badree, 9 S Aravind, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Tymal Mills/Adam Milne