Bangalore vs Mumbai : Head to Head, Fantasy Tips and Probable XI

Bangalore vs Mumbai : Head to Head, Fantasy Tips and Probable XI

The tenth match of the ongoing 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at Dubai.

Mumbai are coming back from an impressive win over Kolkata with the skipper Rohit Sharma getting amongst runs. Bangalore on the other hand had a day to forget against Punjab as they were outplayed in every department in their previous match.

Head to Head Stats

Total Matches Played : 27

Team Won Lost N/R
Mumbai 18 9 0
Bangalore 9 18 0

Match Prediction

Looking at the head to head stats and the brand of cricket both the teams are playing at the moment, one would back Mumbai to have upper hand against Bangalore. I would give 80-20 in favor of Mumbai for this contest.

Fantasy Tips :

Suggestions based on form :

Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal

Captain and Vice Captain Picks :

AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya

Differential Picks :

Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe, Saurabh Tiwary, Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable XI

Devdutt Padikkal
Aaron Finch
Virat Kohli (C)
AB De Villiers
Moeen Ali / Josh Philippe
Shivam Dube
Washington Sundar
Navdeep Saini
Yuzvendra Chahal
Dale Steyn
Umesh Yadav

Player to Watch Out : Virat Kohli

Mumbai Indians Probable XI

Quinton de Kock
Rohit Sharma (C)
Suryakumar Yadav
Kieron Pollard
Saurabh Tiwary
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
James Pattinson
Rahul Chahar
Jasprit Bumrah
Trent Bout

Player to Watch Out : Rohit Sharma

The batting collapse Bangalore had against Punjab might have raised issues with RCB once again. The major concern for Bangalore is their captain Virat Kohli's form. It seems as if the team once again is heavily dependent on those 2 big names, Virat and AB. However, AB hasn't done too bad having scored a half century in first match and 18 ball 28 in previous match. But the skipper Kohli needs to lead from the front and he desparately needs some runs under his belt if RCB are to have a long journey in this season.

I guess there might be some discussion regarding the selection of foreign player in the playing eleven. They might be looking to include Moeen Ali but it will be interesting to see whom will they leave out for Moeen. Either of Josh Philippe or Dale Steyn has to miss out if the team decides to go for Moeen Ali.

RCB had a day to forget as far their bowling performance in the previous match against Punjab is concerned. Even Dale Steyn was expensive as he conceeded 57 runs from his 4 overs with an economy of over 14. Umesh Yadav would definitely want to forget both games as he was pretty expensive in both occasions. Overall, there are few issues Virat and men have to sort out before they take the field against mighty Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai on the other hand, registered win over Kolkata after gettng defeated by Chennai in the first match. Defending champions and one of the favorites for this season too, Mumbai will give it their best against RCB. Mumbai is a team which doesn't depend on a player or two to win them matches. MI lineup is filled with match winners. The confidence after skipper Rohit Sharma made brilliant 80 against Kolkata would be pretty high in the MI camp.

Guys like Pollard and Pandya haven't yet shined in 2 games they've played so far but if they get into their groove, it will be very hard for RCB to restrict them. Quinton de Kock is one man whom I expect to be amongst the runsas the tournament progresses. Suryakumar Yadav hasn't played a long innings but has been consistent in whatever he has done. Saurabh Tiwari looked good for his little cameos too. Mumbai will be hoping to see some fireworks from their middle and lower order with the likes of Pollard and Pandya brothers.

Ritesh Ghimire

Ritesh is a Computer Engineer, Web Developer and an active cricket follower. Being the founder of LetzCricket, he has been watching and analysing Nepali and International cricket and sharing his opinions through LetzCricket.