Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians in match 10 of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both the heavyweight sides will lock horns on September 28, 2020, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.
RCB faced a shameful defeat by 97 runs in their last game against Kings XI Punjab. Virat Kohli and co. looked flat in all three departments of the game. Moreover, there are plenty of issues that they need to address before the start of this game. As a result, Bangalore may make quite a few changes in their playing XI before their tie against the defending champions.
On the other hand, the MI-based franchise got the much-needed win in their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders. Clinical performances from Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will also provide them with an additional boost. As a result, the three-time IPL champions are expected to play this match with the same 11 players.
RCB vs MI: Head-to-Head
Total matches played: 27
RCB won: 9
MI won: 18
RCB vs MI: Possible XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers (Wicket-Keeper), Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali/Josh Philippe, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Isuru Udana/Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Wicket-Keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
RCB vs MI: Players to watch out for
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah
RCB vs MI: Match Prediction
Both the captains of their respective sides are true legends of this tournament. Hence, a lot will depend on how they will perform in this encounter. But keeping the head-to-head count and current momentum in mind, Mumbai Indians will start as the favourites to continue their winning run.