The IPL caravan is set to reach Bengaluru when Royal Challengers Bangalore hosts Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The hosts must be willing to make the most of their home conditions while Rohit Sharma & Co will be determined to tame Kohli’s regime. Both the sides remain winless as they are still searching for their first victory in this campaign. We can expect another high-scoring affair when two batting powerhouse will collide at Bengaluru.

Royal Challengers Bangalore started IPL 2019 campaign on a horrible note in Chennai when were bundled out for mere 70 runs on the board. Kohli & Co would be eyeing to bounce back in style heading into their first home game of this IPL campaign. With the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer and Colin de Grandhomme in their ranks, RCB will be expected to put a better performance with the bat. Their bowling department needs to stand up if they want to stand any chances against Mumbai’s explosive batting lineup.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will be disappointed with their performance in their previous encounter. Rishabh Pant ripped their bowling lineup apart in front of Mumbai’s home ground when he scored 78(27) runs in the third fixture of the IPL 2019. Mumbai had a bad day at office however Yuvraj Singh’s made a statement with his scintillating knock of 53 runs off 35 balls. Rohit Sharma will open the innings once again to provide the visitors with much-needed firework top of the order while Jasprit Bumrah will lead the bowling attack for the Blue army.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

 

Ground Stats IPL

 

Total Matches 74
Matches won batting first 30
Matches won bowling first 40
Average 1st Inns scores 169
Average 2nd Inns scores 149
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK

 

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • The hosts are likely to play an unchanged side in the starting lineup.

Mumbai Indians:

  • Jasprit Bumrah has some fitness issues after his previous game.
  • Lasith Malinga can replace Bumrah if he is not fit enough to play.

 

SQUADS

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Virat Kohli
  • Ab De Villiers
  • Shimron Hetmyer

 

Mumbai Indians

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Quinton de kock (wk)
  • Hardik Pandya

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj

Mumbai Indians:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieran Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah(Doubtful).

 

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