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

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians in match 10 of the 13th season of this tournament in Dubai.

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RCB vs MI IPL 2020

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will host defending champions Mumbai Indians in match 10 of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams will lock horns against each other September 28 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB vs SRH
Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Bangalore-based franchise lost their last game miserably against Kings XI Punjab by a massive margin of 97 runs. Plenty of problems have suddenly come in front of them after their second match of this season. Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch’s consecutive failures have also pulled back their top-order batting line-up.

Their bowling department looks a bit concerning in this season as well. Their lead bowlers like Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav have leaked many runs so far, and are most likely to be replaced in this match.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians

After a defeat in the opening game of the tournament, Mumbai Indians pulled up their socks in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. All three departments of their side contributed in that match where skipper Rohit Sharma emerged as the star player. As a result, MI is expected to take the field with the same playing XI in this game as well.

Match Details

Date: September 28, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

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

Mumbai Indians Squad

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

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Ideal Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  • Aaron Finch
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • AB de Villiers (WK)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Chris Morris
  • Shivam Dube
  • Washington Sundar
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj

Mumbai Indians Playing XI

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

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 27

RCB won: 9

MI won: 18

No Result: 0

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Quinton De Kock (VC)

Batsmen:

  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Rohit Sharma
  • AB De Villiers

All-rounders:

  • Shivam Dube
  • Kieron Pollard

Bowlers:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Trent Boult

Key Players:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult

Match Prediction

Looking at the head-to-head count and the current form, the four-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians look red-hot favourites to continue with their winning run. Only a big knock from Virat Kohli and sensible death bowling from the RCB camp can save this game for their team.

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