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Preview: Match 31- RCB vs MI- Weather Forecast, Astrological Predictions, Head To Head Battle, Key Players and Battles, Match Timings

Preview: Match 31- RCB vs MI- Weather Forecast, Astrological Predictions, Head To Head Battle, Key Players and Battles, Match Timings

Two of the most followed teams in IPL history will face off each other in the quest to maintain the hopes of reaching the play-offs. Mumbai will be eyeing another win after a convincing win over table topper CSK in their last encounter at Pune, whereas, a struggling RCB will hope that De Villiers gets fit for the match and their bowlers can finally deliver for the team.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Match Date: 1 May 2018, Tuesday

Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT

Match Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Match Importance

A loss for any of the teams may close the doors for reaching the play-offs, in this case, both the teams will go all out to eke out a win.

Positives from last match

Mumbai Indians: The opening combination of SuryaKumar Yadav and Evin Lewis clicked in last match against CSK, captain Rohit Sharma also played a crucial innings to ensure a comfortable victory by 8 wickets.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli played a blisterring innings of 68 runs from 44 balls. In the absence of AB De Villiers, he held the middle order and took the team to a respectable total. Murugan Ashwin was a positive change in place of Washington Sundar, who took two crucial wickets of Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa

Area of Concern

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Except Mandeep Singh, lower middle order is not firing at the death overs which doesn’t helps teams cause of scoring at an even pace.

Mumbai Indians: Their key all-rounder Hardik Pandya is proving way too expensive with the ball, and fails to deliver with the bat at the crunch situations.

Key Players

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav

Head to Head battle

Matches – 22, Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 8, Mumbai Indians won – 14

Key Battles

It will be the battle of two most decorated captains in IPL- Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. It will be interesting to see who among the two men can lead the team well and can be amongst the runs.

Astrological Predictions

Royal Challengers Bangalore win percentage: 52%

Mumbai Indians win percentage: 48%

Weather Forecast

There is no signs of typical Bengaluru rain and the temperature will range from 29′-33’c in the evening with humidity level at around 52%.


RCB: Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, and Tim Southee.

MI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.

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