Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers desperately need a win in today’s match. The champions of IPL thrice, Mumbai Indians did not open their account in the current season and RCB is down in the points table with a single victory. Both the teams consist of strong players and the fans are waiting for an eye feast by the battle. Let us have a look at some of the star wars possible in this match.
- Ab De Villiers Vs Krunal Pandya
De Villiers made some good knocks in the previous games but dismissed earlier in the match against Rajasthan Royals for 20 runs. He will become unstoppable by the opponents once settled. Krunal Pandya is one of the consistent bowlers for the MI this year. He picked 3 wickets and conceded 21 runs in the previous games and holds the record of dismissing De Villiers on many occasions since two seasons.
- Kieron Pollard Vs Yuzwendra Chahal
The Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard had bitter time in the previous season and made 28 runs from two games earlier. Yuzwendra Chahal did not do well in the two previous games but managed to pick 2 wickets off 22 runs from the spell of four overs in the game against Rajasthan Royals. Kohli may entrust Chahal with the task of dismissing Pollard in this match.
- Virat Kohli Vs Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande is one of the purple cap aspirants from Mumbai Indians this year. Kohli came into form by his fifty in the match against Rajasthan Royals and 16-ball 21 runs against KXIP. Markande is the IPL debutant and this spinner managed to pick the wickets of big guns like Shikhar Dhawan and Shakib Al Hasan. He managed to restrict the scores of opponents in all the possible cases as well. Kohli holds the record of falling to spinners on many occasions. This clash is the most anticipated one for the spectators.
- Rohit Sharma Vs Umesh Yadav
Rohit Sharma, who suffered poor form since series against South Africa had a good record as the skipper for Mumbai Indians. Both Umesh Yadav and Rohit Sharma were in poor form as Rohit scored 18 runs till now and Umesh Yadav conceded 59 runs in the previous games. Rohit is known for making a poor start but settles down to be dangerous in the long run. This is one of the most exciting battles ever because both were star players but had a poor start in this series.
- Jasprit Bumrah Vs Brendon Mc Cullum
Brendon Mc Cullum is one of the core players for the RCB team. He did not make a good start in this tournament but expects to bounce back in this game. This terrific batsman departed at single-digit scores in the two previous games. However, he is known as the Powerplay specialist. The skipper of MI, Rohit Sharma may hand the duty of attacking Mc Cullum to Jasprit Bumrah, the best Indian bowler in the shortest form of cricket. Though Bumrah did not make a mark as expected in this series, the spectators are excited to see the battle between this hitter and the consistent pacer.