RCB vs MI Match Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 39th match of IPL 2021 on Sunday. Both teams haven’t had a great time in UAE so far. Mumbai Indians have lost both their games played in the second leg of the competition. The first defeat came against Chennai Super Kings. This was followed by another seven-wicket defeat at the hands of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mumbai Indians scored 155 runs in the first innings against Eoin Morgan and Co. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave their side a solid start in the powerplay. Rohit Sharma’s wicket, however, in the 10th oversaw a turnaround as wickets kept falling at regular intervals after that. Quinton de Kock scored a half-century but couldn’t play till the end. Suryakamar Yadav and Ishan Kishan aren’t recovering from their poor run of form.
MI’s pace attack didn’t put any pressure on KKR in the second innings. KKR openers hammered the likes of Trent Boult and Adam Milne in the powerplay overs. Jasprit Bumrah got rid of both the openers but KKR batsmen continued going after them despite that. Mumbai Indians are currently sitting at fifth position on the table and another defeat from here could dash their hopes of making it into the playoffs.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are sitting at the third position on the points table with 5 wins in 9 matches. They have played two matches in the second leg but are yet to earn a win. After losing to KKR, they suffered a 6-wicket defeat at the hands of CSK.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gave the side a great start and that should be a positive sign for them. However, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers haven’t turned up well for them. The duo needs to come good if RCB want to make a turnaround in the competition. Tim David was given a chance but he couldn’t impress a lot. It will be interesting to see if he could retain his place in the eleven or not. Hasaranga has played both games but hasn’t done anything to remember.
The bowlers, too, have been ordinary. Yuzvendra Chahal has looked good in patches but besides him, none of the bowlers has encouraged a lot of optimism.
Head to Head
Played – 28
Mumbai Indians won – 17
Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 11
RCB vs MI Match Details
Match No.: 39
Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians
Match Date & Day: September 26, Sunday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. It will also be telecasted on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
RCB vs MI Predicted XI
RCB Probable XI
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Srikar Bharat (wk), Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
MI Probable XI
Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, George Garton, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep and AB de Villiers.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain) Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh, Adam Milne, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar and Trent Boult.
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