MI vs RCB Preview: it’s the Battle Between Table-Toppers
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MI vs RCB Preview: it’s the Battle Between Table-Toppers

By user_holub On Oct 28, 2020

Both Mumbai Indians and royal challengers Bangalore are in top 3 spots in this season of the Indian premier league. No wonder both the teams have played some wonderful cricket. There is no much difference between these two sides as both the teams are well-settled and players are complementing each other and playing as a unit. Rohit Sharma has hurt his hamstring which prevents him to feature in the last two games. Though he resumed training yesterday it is unlikely that he will feature in league games. Mumbai is not exactly missing his services Cricket Betting Tips Free as Ishan Kishan has been promoted to the top order and is delivering well and Saurabh Tiwary has also done a pretty good job in no.4 position. Kieron Pollard is leading from the front and today they are up against yet another flamboyant team RCB. In the last encounter, they have met against each other pollard and Ishan Kishan has nearly taken the game away from RCB but it was Navdeep Saini to keep the things quiet in super over. With the pitches started slowing down spinners has got the role to play. Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya are in good nick and they have managed to keep the things quiet so far. Big innings was missing from Hardik Pandya and he has come really well in his last game against RR. Their seam bowlers have done a pretty good job but in their last game, they have constantly missed the line and length. So it’s time for them to rework on their game plan.

RCB on another hand has suffered a massive defeat at the hands of bottom placers Chennai super kings. So today they need to rework on their batting strategies. Moreover, it’s just one game and RCB are the kind of team who can bounce back strongly. Navdeep Saini has injured his finger and he is a doubtful starter today. But they won’t be missing his services as Siraj and Chris Morris is doing a fabulous job with the ball. Umesh Yadav might be back into the playing XI considering Saini’s absence. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch are doing a good job at top order but finch looks a bit out of short. He needs some big innings to showcase his mantle. However, their middle-order comprising of Virat Kohli, AB Devilliers Shivam Dube are doing an excellent job with the bat. Considering the Mumbai’s last game against RR Mumbai attack can also be hammered and AB Devilliers has shown this in their last game against Mumbai. Considering the four left-handers in Mumbai batting line-up spinners Washington Sundar and Moen Ali are expected to slot at middle overs to trouble them. AB Devilliers is handling the wicketkeeper duty as well so to reduce his workload Moen Ali can be slotted at No.4 which will also bring some variety in their IPL Betting Tips line-up. Their major point of concern is over-reliance on AB Devilliers at death overs. So if he fails then t would be tough for them to finish the things of them in style.

Expected playing XI:

MI:

1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Saurabh Tiwary, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard (capt), 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 James Pattinson, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

RCB:

1 Devdutt Padikkal, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 AB de Villiers (wk), 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Gurkeerat Singh, 7 Chris Morris, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Navdeep Saini/Umesh Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj.

What to expect?

Suryakumar Yadav might be promoted to open the innings considering the handful of offspinners in RCB line-up. If it happens then RCB might go with Chalal who is enjoying excellent record against Yadav.

Hardik Pandya or Kieron pollard might get promoted to No.4 to bring some variety in their line-up. If they do so then Saurabh Tiwary might be slotted at no.5 an ideal position for him to come and express himself in the middle.

Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya are doing an excellent job with the ball and are troubling both right-handers and left-handers. So they are expected to repeat the same today as well.

Final thoughts:

So yet another cracking encounter awaits for cricketing fans. You can expect Mumbai Indians emerge as victorious if they can able to contain AB Devilliers.

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