MI vs RCB Match Preview – The week of the rivalry has started in the Indian Premier League season 12, and now it’s time for the clash between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
In their previous match, Mumbai Indians failed to defend the target against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and faced a heartbreaking defeat at the Wankhede.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers has finally succeeded to register their first win of the season by defeating the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
With Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers coming in the form, the batting performance of the RCB has been improved and thus we expect a high scoring encounter tonight.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams will lock their horns tonight at the Wankhede to add 2 more points to their side.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 31st match of the Indian Premier League 2019 of MI vs RCB will be hosted by the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of MI vs RCB on Hotstar.
The pitch of Wankhede is like a paradise for the batters. The side boundaries of the ground are also small and thus we can expect it to be a high scoring match tonight. Also, on a pitch like this, it will be extremely tough to defend a total low here.
Average 1st Innings total at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (last 4 IPL games): 192
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 2, Lost 2
There are no chances of rain tonight, however, the high temperature here at Mumbai will not please the players or the crowd.
According to our weather reports, the temperature will hover around 30-32 degrees, while the level of humidity will be around 70% during the match. No rain is in the forecast today.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Mumbai Indians: L, W, W, W, L
Royals Challengers Bangalore: W, L, L, L, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for tonight’s match.
Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Rasikh Salam, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Barinder Sran, Alzarri Joseph, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande
Royals Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Washington Sundar , Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB’s Bench Strength – Devdutt Padikkal, Milind Kumar, Himmat Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Heinrich Klaasen, Prayas Ray Barman, Pawan Negi
Lasith Malinga is back to play for Mumbai Indians in the remaining matches and since Alzari Joseph is injured, he’ll most likely play tonight’s match.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of MI vs RCB.
Captain Choices: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Vice Captain Choices: Kieron Pollard, Moeen Ali, Suryakumar Yadav
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, Dot Ball, 11 Wickets, and so on.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of MI vs RCB.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC)
Batsman – Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, AB de Villiers
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsman – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), AB de Villiers (C)
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Lasith Malinga, Umesh Yadav
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between MI and RCB is AB de Villers.
In his last 19 innings against the Mumbai Indians in IPL, ABD has scored 581 runs at an average of 41.50 (including 1 century and 2 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both small and grand leagues.
If you want to pick Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers in your playing 11, then drop Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal to manage credit points.
Our Match Prediction:
With such a good batting wicket at Wankhede, it will be easy to chase even high scores here.
Thus, we predict the team batting second to win tonight’s match.
Our Dream11 teams for yesterday’s match performed really well, and we hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.