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MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview

By Pranob Thachanthara

MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match. We are covering MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match. The match is to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians are third on the points table with four wins and three losses. They lost their last match to Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets. Batting first, Openers Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma played brilliant knocks of 81 and 47 respectively to give a good start to the team. Middle order failed to capitalise on start but another quick cameo of 28 runs in 11 balls from Hardik led them to a good total of 187. Defending the target, Krunal Pandya and Bumrah took three and two wickets each but could not defend the total. Mumbai Indians will be determined to bounce back and defeat RCB at iconic Wankhede Stadium.

Royal Challengers Bangalore finally ended their win drought by defeating Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. Bowling first, Yuzi Chahal, Moeen Ali and Navdeep Saini bowled well to restrict Punjab at 173. Chahal took two crucial scalps for his team. Chasing the target, Virat and AB de Villiers played match-winning knocks of 67 and 59* respectively to comfortably chase the target. Marcus Stoinis also played good cameo of 28 runs. RCB have finally found some momentum and will come all guns blazing to get another victory defeating Mumbai Indians.

A good match can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

MI vs RCB, 31st T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
15th April, 08:00 PM

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 187
Average 2nd innings score: 183

Pitch will be highly batting friendly. Early advantage for pacers can be expected.

Head to Head:

Matches played: 26
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 09
Mumbai Indians: 17

Matches played at Wankhede: 10
MI: 06
RCB: 04

Squads:

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

RCB:
Virat Kohli(C), Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Team News (confirmed at toss):

Lasith Malinga IN, Alzarri Joseph OUT

No changes for RCB

Playing XI (confirmed at toss):

MI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, L Malinga, J Behrendorff, J Bumrah.

RCB:
Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (c), AB De Villiers, M Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath (wk), Pawan Negi, Mohd. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction:

Q De Kock (wk)/Parthiv Patel
V Kohli (c)
Ab De Villiers
K Pollard/R Sharma
Suryakumar Yadav
K Pandya
H Pandya (vc)
M Stoinis/Moeen Ali
N Saini
Rahul Chahar
Yuzi Chahal

C and Vc Choices: Virat Kohli, Ab De Villiers, R Sharma, H Pandya, Q De Kock, K Pollard, M Stoinis.

Key Players:

Mumbai:
Rohit Sharma
Q De Kock
J Bumrah
K Pollard
H Pandya
Suryakumar Yadav
Krunal Pandya
Rahul Chahar
J Behrendorff

Bangalore:
Virat Kohli
Ab De Villiers
Yuzi Chahal
Parthiv Patel
M Stoinis
Moeen Ali
Navdeep Saini

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Pranob Thachanthara

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