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RCB vs MI: Dream 11 Fantasy Tips & Match Preview | IPL 2019

RCB vs MI Match Preview – Virat Kohli and his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play their first home game here at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

After losing their first & opening match of the season from the in-form Chennai Super Kings (CSK), it is very important for the hosts to win this match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) to bring back their confidence.

The opponents have also been the losing side in their opening game of the season against the Delhi Capitals (DC). They will be equally eager and determined to defeat the hosts at their own battleground to register their first victory.

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians tried some experiments with their team combination in the previous game but unfortunately, it didn’t work.

Their bowling attack was weak and totally unbalanced. The availability of their main strike pacer, Lasith Malinga is still unclear as an official announcement has not yet made by the SLC regarding the same.

The situation is somewhat similar in the other camp as well. The batting line-up of RCB is undoubtedly the strongest one on paper, but their performance at the Chepauk Stadium against CKS portrayed an exact opposite tale.

Both the teams will lock their horns tonight at Chinnaswamy, and we all expect to witness a strong encounter.

Match Details:

The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will host the 7th match of Indian Premier League between RCB vs MI tonight.

The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will start at 08:00 PM local time and will be broadcasted officially on Star Sports in India (Live Streaming on Hotstar).

Pitch Report/Condition:

Average 1st Innings total at Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru: 191 runs

Records of the chasing teams: Won 3, Lost 2

Weather Conditions:

The sun will be out the entire day on Thursday here at Bengaluru.

However, the temperature is expected to remain in the range of 30 and 35-degree Celsius during the play time.

During the second half of the game, the temperature will get down under 30 degrees, making the crowd and players to feel better. Change in temperature will not make much difference on the pitch, however, dew may play an important part in the latter half of the match.

Last 5 IPL Matches of Both the Teams

Starting from the most-recent first;

Mumbai Indians: L, L, W, L, W

Royal Challengers Bangalore: L, L, W, W, W

Possible Playing 11:

Here is the possible playing 11 for both the teams:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock (WK), Yuvraj Singh, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.

Bench Strength – Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rahul Chahar, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Aditya Tare.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (WK), Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, AB de Villiers, Umesh Yadav, Shivan Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Bench Strength – Milind Kumar, Himmat Singh, Devdutt Padikkal, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Barman, Pawan Negi, Heinrich Klaasen

Team News:

Jaspreet Bumrah has been seen training with the team on nets, and thus he will most likely play this match.

Although SLC has allowed the MI fast bowler Lasith Malinga to play in IPL, still there are no updates on his availability for the season.

Dream 11 Fantasy League Tips

If you play fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, and so on, then follow these tips to win small and grand leagues in today’s match of RCB vs MI.

Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, AB de Villiers

Vice Captain Choices: Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh

Crickclassics’ Playing 11

Here are our recommended teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11.

Small League/Head To Head Team

Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC)

Batsman – AB de Villers, Virat Kohli (C), Kieron Pollard, Yuvraj Singh, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell McClenaghan

Small League Team for RCB vs MI

Grand/Mega League Team

Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel

Batsman – AB de Villers (C), Virat Kohli, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma (VC), Suryakumar Yadav

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan

Grand League Team for RCB vs MI

Our Advice:

Pick Kieron Pollard in both the leagues as he has a great record at the Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru.

*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.

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Saksham Garg

A digital marketer, a versatile writer, and now a cricket enthusiast, Saksham is always open to exploring new avenues. He has expansive experience in Digital Marketing, Web Content Writing, and Social Media Management. He is desperately passionate about Cricket, and he likes people getting excited about the things he is excited about.

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