IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a thrilling victory over Mumbai Indians in the last encounter that took place between the two sides.

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MI vs RCB Preview

Table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 48 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium of Abu Dhabi will host this game on October 28 (Wednesday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. 

Both the sides look comfortable making it to the playoffs of this season. The winner of this game will affirm a spot in the knockout stage of IPL 2020. Last time when these two teams met, RCB clinched the game that went to the Super Over.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai Indians

Defending champions Mumbai Indians have 14 points against their name in 11 matches. Although MI suffered a comprehensive defeat in their last game against Rajasthan Royals, they still occupy the pole position in the Points Table. 

MI skipper Rohit Sharma will continue remaining out from this clash as well due to an injury. As a result, the Mumbai-based franchise will take the field with the same playing XI in this game, and Kieron Pollard will continue leading the side

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)  

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore have played like one of the best teams of IPL 2020. Despite losing their last game against Chennai Super Kings, the Bangalore-based franchise is placed at the third spot in the Points Table after seven wins. 

Just like their opponents, Virat and co will play this game with the same playing XI in this encounter as well. The form of opener Aaron Finch continues to be a major concern for RCB.

Match Details

  • Date: October 28, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM (IST) onwards 
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 

Squads 

Mumbai Indians Full Squad 

Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad

Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Also Read | Rohit Sharma may pull out of IPL 2020

Ideal Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians Playing XI

  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Saurabh Tiwary
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Kieron Pollard (c)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Trent Boult
  • Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Aaron Finch
  • Virat Kohli (c)
  • AB de Villiers (wk)
  • Gurkeerat Singh Mann
  • Washington Sundar
  • Chris Morris
  • Isuru Udana/Moeen Ali
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 28
  • MI won: 18
  • RCB won: 10
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Ishan Kishan
  • AB de Villiers

Batsmen:

  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders:

  • Washington Sundar
  • Kieron Pollard

Bowlers:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Jasprit Bumrah (vc)
  • Trent Boult

Key Players:

  • Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal

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