The Mumbai Indians will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 54th game of the Indian Premier League 2023. Both teams have 10 points and will be looking for a win to improve their standings. The Mumbai Indians were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings after a poor batting performance. The Royal Challengers Bangalore were defeated by the Delhi Capitals in their previous game.
The Mumbai Indians have struggled with the bat. The team’s famed top order hasn’t lived up to expectations, and a poor bowling attack has complicated matters. Though RCB has struggled with consistency, the team’s openers are in good form. They have a strong recent record against the Mumbai Indians and will look to continue that in this game.
The 54th Match between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on May 9th, 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 54th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 09, 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
To keep its playoff hopes alive, Rohit Sharma’s team needs to put on a strong performance in this game. The five-time champions were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in their most recent match. They have struggled with the bat, and Sharma will look to improve his form and lead the team to victory in this game.
Cameron Green and Ishan Kishan will need to get off to a good start for the team, as they have been inconsistent. Rohit’s form has been a major concern for the team, and he must perform well in the middle order alongside Nehal Wadhera and Suryakumar Yadav. Tristan Stubbs and Tim David will be needed for quick runs down the order.
The bowling attack has struggled on most occasions, and the side will need Cameron Green and Jofra Archer to get off to a good start with the new ball. Piyush Chawla has been consistent, and with Arshad Khan in the middle overs, he must keep the scoring rate under control. In the supporting roles, Raghav Goyal, Stubbs, and Akash Madhwal should do well.
Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Cameron Green, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Shams Mulani, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal
Possible Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan, Raghav Goyal (Impact Player)
Faf du Plessis’ team was defeated by the Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets in their most recent game. This season, the side has frequently been undone by a poor bowling performance and a lack of contribution from the lower middle order. The RCB captain will be hoping for a better performance from his team in this game. A win here would move them closer to the next round.
This season’s best opening pair has been Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli. In this game, the team will need to get off to a fast start. Glenn Maxwell, along with Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik, must anchor the innings in the middle order. Runs down the order will be required from Kedar Jadhav, Anuj Rawat, and Wanindu Hasaranga, as this has been one of the team’s weaknesses.
The bowlers struggled in the previous game and will need strong spells from Mohammad Siraj and Josh Hazlewood. Hasaranga has been in good form and will be hoping to do well in the middle overs alongside Glenn Maxwell. Harshal Patel has struggled this season, and the team relies on him to perform well in the supporting role alongside Lamror and Karn Sharma.
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav
Possible Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood Harshal Patel (Impact Player)
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Head to Head
Both teams have played each other 31 times. The Mumbai Indians have won 19 games, while the Royal Challengers have won 14.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
At this venue, successful run chases have occurred in three of the four games played. Defending scores in Mumbai is a difficult task, but we have seen successful chases in high-scoring games. The team that wins the toss in this game will not hesitate to bowl first.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pitch Report
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a batsman-friendly venue with a flat surface and shorter boundaries. It’s a tough wicket for fast bowlers because there’s not much for them here. Spinners who are willing to take chances and pitch the ball up have performed well on this surface.
The skies will be clear over Mumbai, and we anticipate a high-scoring game. The wicket is flat, and bowlers have little to work with because batsmen can easily hit through the line. The team that bats first in the game will have a target of approximately 190 runs.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction
The Mumbai Indians have been inconsistent, and their star-studded batting lineup has failed the team. To do well and overcome their poor record against RCB, they will need runs from the top order. The Royal Challengers Bangalore openers are in good form, and they will be encouraged by their record against the Mumbai Indians. We anticipate a close race, but RCB has the advantage. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Mumbai Indians at the odds of 1.92.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Most Recommended Player for Bet:
This season, Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis have been one of the most successful opening pairs, giving the team several good starts. They are our pick for RCB’s best opening partnership against the Mumbai Indians.