Royal Challengers Bangalore were annihilated by Kings XI Punjab in their last game. That has been the story of Virat Kohli’s team in almost every season. They haven’t been able to deliver back to back performances which has been the biggest cause of their miserable record in the IPL. RCB fans will be hoping that their performance against Punjab was a one off affair and they will bounce back strongly in their next game. However, they’re up against the four time IPL champions, Mumbai Indians and beating them won’t be that easy.
Mumbai Indians showed why they’re one of the best teams of the tournament after they blew Kolkata Knight Riders away in their previous game. Rohit Sharma is back in form, Surya Kumar Yadav too played a handy knock in the previous game and we all know what Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya can do when in full flow. In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah and James Pattinson silenced their critics with brilliant performances. They along with Trent Boult are enough to send chills down the spine of any batting line-up. RCB batsmen will find it very difficult against this Mumbai attack. On paper, they have an equally good batting line up as Mumbai Indians but somehow, they fail to live up to the expectations in the match. RCB need to be at their best if they’re to challenge Mumbai Indians who are big favourites for the match.
Date: 28th September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Pitch And Toss Report:
The pitch is full of runs. It was at their venue where KXIP smashed 206/3 with KL Rahul hitting season’s first century of the season. In the following match at the venue, DC scored 175/3. Both times, teams that won the toss, opted to field first and lost. Looks like that trend will change from this match onwards.
The pitch in Dubai has favoured the team, batting first and the chasing teams have found it tough to get things going. The track has helped the batters to some extent and also has had something, both for the spinners and fast bowlers.
The pitch at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, has been little on the slower side. It’s not a wicket that you can play your shots from ball one. You need to settle in a bit before looking for scoring opportunities. The pitch gets even slower in the second innings, favouring the spinners and making it difficult for the opposition to chase
The conditions are expected to be warm with the temperature around the 34 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will be extreme with the numbers mostly in the 50s.
Another hot day in Dubai. A high of 37 degrees Celsius during the day which will see a drop to 27 degrees Celsius during the night bringing some relief. But wait. Humidity. Don’t forget that. It’s going to be quite humid.
RCB Expected Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Joshua Philippe/Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana/Dale Steyn, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chaha
MI Expected Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Head To Head Stats:
Total Matches: 27
Royal Challengers Bangalore Won: 09
Mumbai Indians Won: 18
RCB vs MI Match Prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. The momentum of a thumping win in the last game would do a world of good to the confidence of the 4-time champions. They would go in as the favorites to win this game.
Going into this game, the RCB fans’ cries of “this time the cup is ours” could very well be set to go in vain, and one could be forgiven for expecting the Mumbai Indians to win this by a big margin. They are tournament favourites for a very good reason. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020. Prediction: MI to win today.