RCB vs MI: Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, Stats, Pitch Report and more for Dream11 IPL, Match 10
While the Mumbai Indians will look to build a winning momentum after a convincing victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore would want to address their death-bowling and middle-order woes.
Updated - Sep 28, 2020 1:30 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have plenty to ponder over when they meet the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, on 28th September 2020. Virat Kohli’s charges did well to end victorious in their first league game this year as they defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. However, some old stories came back to haunt them against the Kings XI Punjab, where they ended short by a mind-boggling margin of 97 runs.
There was nothing that went their way as the bowlers leaked runs with both the hands whereas the batsmen looked wanting during the chase. The Challengers were at the receiving end of KL Rahul’s might, who plundered the highest score by an Indian batsman in the history of the league. The figures of 57 for none in four overs of Dale Steyn would certainly be a concern as the veteran pacer was expected to lead the way when the other bowlers surrendered.
After failing with the ball, the story with the bat was not rosy either. After scores of 14 and 1 in the last two games, Virat Kohli would be burning from inside to get flowing. Devdutt Paddikal, who slammed a magnificent half-century on debut, failed to continue his run, whereas the middle-order including Joshua Phillippe, AB de Villiers, and Shivam Dube crumbled under the pressure of an ever-mounting required run rate.
Mumbai Indians, on the flip side, will enter into this competition far more confident than their opponents, as they are coming after registering a clinical 49-run victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders. The form of skipper Rohit Sharma would be a pleasing sight for him as well the entire team. He looked at ease in the middle during his 80-run knock that included 6 massive sixes.
A couple of quick-fire cameos by Saurabh Tiwary and Hardik Pandya alongside a settled and anchoring knock of Suryakumar Yadav led MI to post a highly competitive score of 195. If the batsmen impressed with their form, the bowlers divided the responsibility with sublimity and restricted KKR to a modest 146 for 9. While MI will look to build a winning momentum after a convincing victory, RCB would want to address their death-bowling and middle-order woes to get back to winning ways sooner than later.
Pitch and conditions
The track at the Dubai International Stadium has been even for both batsmen and bowlers thus far. However, chasing has not been fruitful as not once in the four matches at this venue this year have seen the chasing team ending on the correct side of the result.
Despite there being some dew, the bowlers have managed to defend the totals. The track has been used for a few games, and therefore, the spinners will be dominant. The longer boundaries will pose a challenge for the batsmen as running between the wickets will be testing in the hot and humid Dubai.
Playing Combinations for RCB vs MI
Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable 11
Aussie skipper Aaron Finch would be itching to get his bat to fire while Virat Kohli, who has had two rare quiet outings, would be looking to lead from the front. AB de Villiers has been in fine touch, but he would want to make match-winning contributions for his team. It remains to be seen whether RCB will have the services of Chris Morris, who has missed the games due to fitness issues.
Shivam Dube has not been able to impress much, however, Washington Sundar gave a good all-round performance in the last game. RCB might want to bring in Isuru Udana in place of Dale Steyn, who has not been in the best of touch with the ball.
Further, Umesh Yadav has been leaking runs in plenty, and the management might be tempted to include Mohammed Siraj at his expense. Given the kind of show Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini have put up so far, they will be sure entrants in the eleven.
Probable 11- Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Josh Philippe, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana/Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians Probable 11
Mumbai Indians appear to have struck just the right balance with a settled top-order and solid middle-order. Rohit Sharma was simply fluent in the last game, however, Quinton de Kock missed out. Suryakumar Yadav fell short of a deserving half-century, though his partnership alongside the skipper proved crucial for the team’s victory. Saurabh Tiwary has managed to score in both the games and will look to continue his form.
The team has been cautious with Hardik Pandya after his injury and therefore, Kieron Pollard has been performing the duties with the ball. Krunal Pandya will follow his brother and Pollard in the middle-order. James Pattinson and Trent Boult have led the pace attack with perfection and would be keen to continue in the same manner. Jasprit Bumrah, who had a rare failure against the CSK, came back extremely well in the last game as he bagged two crucial wickets in the last encounter.
Probable 11- Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
RCB vs MI Head to Head
Played- 27 | MI won- 18 | RCB won- 9 | NR- 0
Match Timings- 7:30 PM (IST), 6:00 PM (Local).
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