Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians:
This is a clinch battle between 2 most favorite sides of IPL. It’s the hosts Royal Challenger Bangalore will take on defending Champion Mumbai Indians in a crucial match as both needs a victory to keep their hopes alive for the race of Knock out stages. That will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Match will be live at your screens at 7:30 PM Live Pakistan Standard time. At the moment Mumbai Indians are at 5th spot while Royal Challengers Bangalore is at 6th spot in the points table.
Starting from the Hosts Bangalore who finally got some better bowling in the last match and won a crucial match against Kings X1 Punjab by just 1 run. The way their batsmen responded after Kohli got out early and posted a big target for the opposition was just outstanding. AB De Villiers was the man who did the job for Bangalore and they got 2 important points. Now if we talk about their strategy for the next matches they don’t need to make much changes in the batting as they already have done a fine job and almost all their batsmen are looking in a very good form and they have responded well whenever team is looking for a special knock. The issue is same and it is not only bowling but also fielding. In both the departments RCB performance was quite poor and they need to improve a lot. It’s been look as Chris Jordan entry in the team couldn’t put much impact. He conceded 50+ in his last match and was looking quite rusty with the ball. Chahal was the only bowled terrific in the last few matches and he played a role of turning point in the last match by taking 3 wickets on 3 balls. Overall they just need to improve their fielding too as dropping easy chances and missing easy boundaries can cost them a lot in the matches against strong teams.
Coming towards the Mumbai Indians side who have played this tournament quite inconsistently and whenever someone thought that now they get their right combination they started losing their matches. Mumbai lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad quite terribly and now they are in a do and die situation for the matches. Mumbai batting mainly relied on Rohit Sharma as whenever he performed Mumbai won and whenever he failed Mumbai batting couldn’t do much for the team. Butler which was one of the main pick of Mumbai this year remained totally flop and couldn’t do much for the side. In bowling department Mumbai is still missing their Yorker Master Lasith Malinga and the performance of their bowlers is just average. Mumbai still need to play as much all-rounder as they can because playing with 5 main bowlers can weaken your bowling. Kieron Pollard has somehow managed to get his form back and his role in the next matches will be crucial. Mumbai this match will be of crucial importance as another can send them out of the tournament.
Coming towards the pitch of Bangalore where batsmen much easy to bat at late night with dew factor involved in it. There is no rain forecast for the match in Bangalore.