MI vs RCB Preview
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MI vs RCB Preview

It’s time for one of the biggest rivalries in the IPL – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The key showdown would be Rohit vs Kohli, although Kohli isn’t the captain anymore. Both the teams have experienced contrasting results so far with RCB winning 2 of their 3 games in the absence of their best allrounder while MI have lost all three of their games till now and will be looking to win their first game of the campaign.

Talking about H2H records of the teams – In the 29 games played, MI has won 17 while RCB has won 12. This rivalry has usually experienced high-scoring thrillers and it is surely going to be a must-watch game.

So let’s quickly start the article and talk about Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report and Dream11 Picks…..


MI vs RCB Preview

Probable Playing XI

RCB = Faf Du Plesis {c} , Anuj Rawat , Virat Kohli , Glenn Maxwell , David Willey , Shahbaz Ahmed , Dinesh Karthik {wk} , Wanindu Hasaranga , Harshal Patel, Md. Siraj , Akashdeep

MI = Rohit Sharma {c} , Ishan Kishan {wk} , Dewald Brevis , Tilak Verma , Suryakumar Yadav , Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Murugun Ashwin , Basil Thampi , Tymal Mills , Jasprit Bumrah

Pitch and Ground Report

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground (MCA) is made of black soil. This assists spinners more than pacers. The pitch offers variable bounce and can act sluggish at times. The average first innings total here is 170 which is quite good. Dew offers minimal presence at this ground and hence, spinners can be effective in the 2nd innings as well.

Best Players to Target in Fantasy Cricket

  1. Faf Du Plesis (RCB) : The RCB captain Faf is in great form and has scored 122 runs in 3 games, most by any RCB player. He is a good player of pace and the lack of quality spinners in the MI squad can help his cause. 
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB) : Hasaranga has been in great form this season. He has taken 6 wickets in 3 games and this pitch will be a spinner’s heaven. Hence, he is a must pick for this game. 
  3. Harshal Patel (RCB) : The Purple Patel of RCB has got amazing stats against Mumbai with 9 wickets against them in 2 games. He had taken a 5-wicket haul and a hat-trick last season and would love to make a similar kind of impact this season. He has already taken 4 wickets in 3 games and has been bowling nicely.
  4. Kieron Pollard (MI) : Kieron Pollard – the big man of the MI team hasn’t been in his best form yet this season. However, when it comes to tackling RCB – Pollard has led the way from the MI team. He has scored 546 runs against RCB and comes to his best form against RCB.
  5. Ishan Kishan (MI) : The highest paid player in this auction, Kishan has lived up to his reputation till now with 149 runs in 3 games. He is a clean striker of the ball, and loves playing against pacers. Hence, the pace-dependent RCB would need to change their plans against Kishan. 
  6. Glenn Maxwell (RCB) : Maxwell, the best allrounder of the RCB squad is finally back. He would be playing his first match in this game and would love to make an impact straightaway. He has scored a total of 349 runs against Mumbai with a strike-rate of 151. So make sure to pick this Aussie basher in your fantasy team.

Best Base Team

Wicket-Keeper = Ishan Kishan

Batsmen = Faf Du Plesis , Suryakumar Yadav , Tilak Verma , Glenn Maxwell

All-Rounders = Wanindu Hasaranga , Kieron Pollard

Bowlers = Harshal Patel , Tymal Mills , Murugun Ashwin , Jasprit Bumrah



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