The Reliance Industries-owned Mumbai Indians, after facing a terrible defeat in their first match against Delhi Capitals, is now getting ready for a battle against Bangalore. Virat led Royal Challengers Bangalore will host Mumbai Indians at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in the 7th match of the season.
Both the teams have played one match each and weren’t able to make much difference with their performances, succumbing to their opponents in the match. Royal Challengers Bangalore who met last year champions, Chennai Super Kings in the season opener were forced to wrap their innings at a total of 70 runs. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians who chose to chase the opponents were defeated by Delhi Capitals by 37 runs. The upcoming match is a chance for both the teams to acquire their first victory of the season.
Pitch Conditions: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
A home to flat deck, high altitude and short boundaries, the pitch of the M.Chinnasway Stadium of Bengaluru becomes a perfect fit for the batsmen. It will nowhere be wrong to mention that the upcoming game can be an event of raining runs with the pitch playing in favor of the batsmen & a high-end target can be easily put in front by the team opting to bat first. Both the teams have met on the stadium for a total of 9 times out of which RCB managed to win only 2 of the games on the home ground.
Average 1st Innings Score: 158 runs
Average 2nd Innings Score: 147 runs
Team Analysis: Royal Challengers Bangalore
After losing their first game against Chennai, skipper Virat’s team seems to be back in action & catch some early wins this season. A well-balanced team with great bowlers & magnificent batsmen, there are no changes expected in the playing XI of the team for the upcoming match. It seems Virat will be giving another chance to his team to showcase their capabilities.
Probable Playing XI: Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj
Team Analysis: Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians did lose its first match in the 12th edition of the game, but the three-time title holders are expected to deck-up their performance & walk the field stronger. Talking about the changes, then Jasprit Bumrah who suffered a shoulder injury in the previous match is yet recovering & thus, is expected not to feature in the upcoming game. The player can be either replaced by the young lad, Mayank Markande or veteran player Lasith Malinga, who has been given a special permission SLC by to participate in IPL.
Probable Playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Mayank Markande/Lasith Malinga
Let’s see what will happen when these two teams meet at the ground, will it be another victory for Mumbai Indians or the Royal Challengers Bangalore will take a toll at their opponents in their home ground. Till then if you want to stay updated with the latest sports stuff then stay tuned to MyTeam11.