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MI vs RCB Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News : IPL 2019

By David

MI vs RCB Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: IPL 2019

It was a long wait for the RCB fans but finally they got some smiles on their face as their side won their first match of the season against the Kings XI Punjab in a handsome manner by 8 wickets.

Their next assignment comes in the form of Mumbai Indians at their fortress in Wankhede where the environment is always buzzing and the crowd backs their side imperiously. However, Mumbai Indians will be coming into this contest after a not so impressive show against Rajasthan Royals where they succumbed to a 4 wickets loss in the final over of the match.

This would be the second meeting between these two sides in this edition. Their last encounter took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru where MI won a cliffhanger amidst a no-ball controversy by 6 runs.

When and Where:

MI vs RCB, Indian Premier League

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

15th April 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Pitch report:

It is one of those surface which generally assists the stroke-makers as they are aided with short boundaries all around the park. This could well be a same situation where the batsmen might get good runs under their belt. The seamers do get some purchase in the later half of the game but the surface predominantly assists the batsmen.

Venue Stats: (In IPL)

Total Matches: 70

Average first innings score: 166

Average second innings score: 154

Highest total recorded: 235/1 (20 Ov) by RCB vs MI

Lowest total recorded: 67/10 (15.2 Ov) by KKR vs MI

Highest score chased: 198/7 (20 Ov) by MI vs KXIP

Lowest score defended: 135/6 (20 Ov) by DCG vs MI

Last five matches: (last to recent)

MI: L, W, W, W, L

RCB: L, L, L, L, W

Head to Head (at Wankhede)

Total Played: 08

MI: 05 wins

RCB: 03 wins

Team news

  • Dale Steyn will not feature for RCB in this game as he is available from the next match for RCB.
  • Mohammad Siraj‚Äôs consistent failures might see him getting axed from the playing 11.
  • MI can bring in veteran Lasith Malinga in their line-up at the expense of Alzarri Joseph or Jason Behrendorff.

Squad

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Navdeep Saini, Milind Kumar, Tim Southee, Marcus Stoinis, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Himmat Singh.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Lasith Malinga, Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Siddhesh Lad, Alzarri Joseph, Pankaj Jaiswal, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam, Jason Behrendorff, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Barinder Sran, Ishan Kishan.

Probable Playing 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Marcus Stoinis, Mohammed Siraj, Akshdeep Nath, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Ishan Kishan/Yuvraj Singh, Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah

MI vs RCB Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: Team comprising the batting strength of both sides

Both teams have some quality stuff in their batting line-ups, here we will primarily focus on the main batting strengths from either side.

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ab de Villiers, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers: Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Pawan Negi

Captain/Vice-captain here: Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, Suyakumar Yadav, K Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Ab de Villiers

#2: A team of the underperformers

One of the biggest name who has been underperforming so far has been Rohit Sharma the MI skipper who is yet to get a score over 50. Apart from him guys like Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav etc.

Wicket-keeper: Parthiv Patel

Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Akshdeep Nath, Kieron Pollard

All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Mohd Siraj, Jason Behrendorff, Umesh Yadav

Captain/Vice-captain here: Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Kieron Pollard, Marcus Stoinis

#3: Some possible changes among the two sides

  • Yuvraj Singh for Ishan Kishan
  • Lasith Malinga for Alzarri Joesph
  • Washington Sundar for Mohd Siraj

Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock

Batsmen: Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ab de Villiers, Suryakumar Yadav

All-rounders: Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Captain/Vice-captain here: Lasith Malinga, Yuvraj Singh, Ab de Villiers, Suryakumar Yadav

#4: The least selected players from fantasy eleven

Wicket-keeper: Parthiv Patel

Batsmen: Ishan Kishan, Akshdeep Nath, Kieron Pollard

All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis

Bowlers: L Malinga, U Yadav, N Saini, Pawan Negi

Captain/Vice-captain here: Parthiv Patel, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis

Key players

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Ab de Villiers
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Mumbai Indians:

  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Quinton de Kock

David

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