MI takes on a Royal Challenge against Bangalore

Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mumbai: In the 25th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), the teams of Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other  on Thursday. A high-voltage match will be seen between the two teams at Wankhede Stadium. This match will start at 7.30 pm.

The performance of the teenagers this season is not good. Both teams desperately need a win. While Mumbai Indians are at eighth position with 2 points from 4 matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore is at ninth position with 2 points from 5 matches. Therefore, this match is very important for both the teams. In such a situation, with which playing eleven of both the teams will take the field for this match.

A total of 34 matches have been played so far between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, in which Mumbai Indians have won 20 and RCB has won 14 matches. That means Mumbai Indians have the upper hand over Bangalore in statistics. But this time the circumstances are different.

Talking about Mumbai Indians, they have achieved a winning streak by defeating Delhi Capitals in the last match. Therefore, there are very little chances of change in the playing eleven of this team. Rohit Sharma-Ishan Kishan can be the openers for MI. Whereas with the arrival of Suryakumar Yadav, their middle order has also become stronger. There will be explosive batsmen like Suryakumar, Tilak Verma and Tim David in the middle order. Whereas apart from Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Nabi and Romario Shepherd, who was the hero of the last match, can play as all-rounders. Also, the responsibility of bowling will be held by Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee and Piyush Chawla.

Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli can be the openers. Whereas in the middle innings, there will be dangerous batsmen like Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell and Anuj Rawat who can change the course of the match at any time. Apart from this, in bowling, Mohammad Siraj, Mayank Dagar and Reece Topley will play the role of main bowlers.

The IPL match between Mumbai and RCB will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. If you do not consider Wankhede pitch then this pitch is suitable for batsmen. On this ground the ball hits the bat very well and it is very easy for the batsmen to hit the shots. The last match on this ground was played between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. In this match, Mumbai batted first and scored a huge score of 234 runs. In reply, Delhi Capitals team could score 205 runs and Mumbai won by 29 runs.

MI vs RCB Playing XI

MI Playing XI– Hardik Pandya (captain), Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla.

RCB Playing XI– Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar and Mohammed Siraj.


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