Royal Challengers Bangalore finally tasted their first win of the IPL 2019. But their chances to qualify for the playoffs are still quite grim. In search of their second win, they will travel to Mumbai to play against their old rivals. Mumbai Indians lost their last game against Rajasthan Royals but will be full of confidence against Bengaluru as they defeated them earlier in the tournament. RCB is sitting on the last place of the Points Table while Mumbai is sitting on third despite a defeat in their last game
Mumbai Indians (MI)
MI was outplayed by Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai’s bowlers failed to defend 188 runs. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock looked in good touch but Jos Buttler’s assault proved vital in the context of the game. Despite making a mess of their chase, Rajasthan reached the target with four wickets in hand.
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Mumbai is likely to make changes in their team for the game against RCB. Alzarri Joseph was seen in serious pain when he fell awkwardly on his shoulder. Lasith Malinga is most likely to replace him in the playing XI. Rest of the team is expected to remain unchanged.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
RCB played against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali, where they registered their first win of the season. Bengaluru bowlers restricted Punjab batsmen to a below-par total before achieving the target by seven wickets. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were the stars with the bat as they notched up their respective half-centuries.
Bengaluru is highly unlikely to temper out the team combination. They can field the same playing XI against Mumbai as well which played in Mohali.
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj.