The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for many of us is starting with its Grand opening match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
It is going to be a massive game between the Blues and the Reds. As the Indian Skipper will face his deputy in a fierce battle at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Today’s Match prediction is as follows:-
The Pitch report for M Chinnaswamy is moreover batting friendly than a bowling pitch so whoever wins the toss would want to bat first to put a 200+ score to defend easily in the 2nd innings. The toss will have a massive effect on the result of the match and could change the match prediction in either direction.
If RCB bats first (predicted score: 160-190)
Looking at the batting line-up of Bangalore right from the start they will aim to go after the opposition bowlers as they have big hitters till No.7 and the key innings will be played in the middle-order by De Villiers and Shimron Hetmyer. Our Ipl match predictions suggest that someone like Marcus Stoinis who can come to bat at 6 can play a big inning which can add handful runs to the team. Death overs will be crucial and could change the course and match prediction for RCB vs MI.
If MI bats first (predicted score:190-220)
MI has been excellent against RCB in their past meetings and has almost posted 190+ scores when they bat against the Bold Army. Rohit will be the Key player for his team and also Pollard or Cutting will be the one in the middle order to hit big shots to have a destructive total for the opposition.
Rcb:- The team has plenty of foreign player choices to make, like the all-rounder choice between Marcus Stoinis, De Grandhomme, and Mooen Ali, they can play anyone out of them. There will also be an option among Tim Southee and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Parthiv Patel will be the first choice wicketkeeper and is expected to open with skipper Virat Kohli.
Rcb predicted playing XI:- Parthiv Patel, Kohli, De Villiers, Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Southee, Siraj, Umesh, Chahal.
Mi:- The MI Paltan will be back this year to continue their alternate trophy year and they have plenty of bowling options to test like opening the attack either with McClenaghan, Malinga or Behrendorff. As usual, they will have Pandya brothers and Pollard to strike in the middle-order. Quinton De Cock can be asked to open.
Mi predicted playing XI:- De Cock,Suryakumar Yadav, Kishan,Sharma,Pollard,Krunal,Hardik, Malinga, Bumrah, Behrendorff, Markande.
Key Player Battles:-
Kohli vs Rohit
The Hitman and the King of Chase will not bat together but will bat against each other’s team as the biggest rivalry of RCB and MI has these two players as big faces. The competition among these two will be the core of the match. We predict Rohit to score more runs than Virat.
Stoinis vs Pollard
The battle of all-rounders or big hitters and medium pacers where they can send the ball in the crowd and batsmen back to the pavilion when required. Stoinis is new to the franchise whereas Pollard is doing the job since 9 seasons. We predict Stoinis will perform overall more than Pollard.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
Mumbai will be the favourite seeing their dominance against RCB in past seasons also Mumbai has won 7 of 16 matches at M Chinnaswamy Stadium and look to conquer another match. Our Match Predictions will go with Mumbai Indians.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for Rcb vs Mi?
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