Virat Kohli-led RCB team would like to overcome their fast bowling shortage in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Monday. RCB started with a win in the tournament but their batting against Kings XI Punjab shattered like cards and the team had to face a crushing defeat of 97 runs.
Captain Kohli also failed to play big innings (14 and 1 run) in the last two matches. Also, he would like to to do better in fielding. Banglore’s opener Devdutt Padikkal started his IPL career with a brilliant half-century, but he could not do much against Kings XI Punjab. This young batsman will have to try to maintain consistency.
Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch would like to convert his innings into match-winning performances. The lower order of the team is not that strong and it is expected that de Villiers will fill this shortcoming by hitting big shots in last overs. It is not clear whether South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who has been ruled out for 2 matches due to a muscle strain, will be available for selection.
In bowling, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has managed to leave an impact, in fast bowling, apart from Navdeep Saini, the other bowlers have not been able to stop the run. Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav have proved expensive so far. This great South African player is expected to get a place in the playing XI but Mohammad Siraj can be fielded in place of Yadav. England all-rounder Moeen Ali is a great option for the middle order but he can only join the squad in place of Dale Steyn due to Josh Philippe’s regular wicketkeeping.
Mumbai Indians, led by India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, have made a comeback after losing the first match. The team performed well against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Rohit’s rhythm in this match and Suryakumar Yadav’s great batting is a positive aspect for the team. One change that the team can make in the playing XI is that Ishan Kishan may get a chance to replace Sourav Tiwari.
In bowling too, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are good options but coach Mahela Jayawardene has made it clear that he does not want to take any risk by bowling to Hardik who is returning after a long time. Jasprit Bumrah, who performed average against Chennai, is relieved by the great comeback against KKR. James Pattinson and Trent Boult are also in rhythm.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Match Details
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 10
Match Toss Time: The toss between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians for the 10th match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Start Time: 7:30 PM IST
Match Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The pitch here is decent enough for batting and the track tends to slow down slightly in the second half of the game.
So far, in three out of the four games in Dubai, the chasing team failed to get over the line while one of these games ended in a tie.
IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League RCB vs MI PLAYING 11
Wicket-Keeper: Quinton De Kock
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, AB De Villiers
All-Rounders: Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson
RCB vs MI My Dream11 Team
Quinton De Kock (WK), Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), AB De Villiers, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.