Mumbai Indians will lock their horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 28th March. Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers easily and Mumbai Indians faced the same defeat in the hands of Delhi Capitals yesterday. Here are a few probable picks for Mumbai for their upcoming game at Bangalore.Rohit Sharma made a wise move by picking Yuvraj Singh instead of Ishan Kishan in the first game since Yuvraj Singh slammed 43 runs from 35 balls in the first game and Rasikh Salam was taken into the team instead of Mayank Markande. Dropping Mayank Markande proved to be disastrous since Rasikh was slammed badly by Rishabh Pant in the first game. Since Jasprit Bumrah is facing injury woes, Rohit Sharma might pick a back-up pacer for attacking Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock will open the game and the captain slammed 14 quick runs against Delhi Capitals. He wants to keep on his form and make some vital runs against Kohli’s army.
Quinton De Kock did not do well in the first game but wants to hit a cameo in the upcoming game to prove his potential. Surya Kumar Yadav played at No.3 against Delhi but could not play stable innings. He might bat at No.3 again to give to make some impact on the game.
Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard will play at No.4 and No.5 respectively. Yuvraj slammed 43 runs off 35 balls in the first game and did well as a fielder. Kieron Pollard did not show much impact as a batsman but did a great job in fielding to dismiss Shreyas Iyer.
Hardik Pandya might play at No.6. He conceded 41 runs from 4 overs without a wicket and was out for a duck in the first game. Krunal Pandya gave away 21 runs from 2 overs and wants to do well a batsman against RCB. Fans are anticipated to see the fight between Virat Kohli and Krunal Pandya for the first time in this season.
Coming to the bowling attack, Mayank Markande might return into the team since dropping him costed a genuine wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Capitals. Mitchell Mc Clenaghan will be another crucial bowler along with Jasprit Bumrah. Though Mc Clenaghan picked the highest number of wickets against Delhi Capitals, his performance was very disappointing during the death overs.
Bumrah is expected to bounce back by 28th since the team needs a quality pacer. Lasith Malinga might serve as another pacer since the team badly needs a fiery speedster to support Jasprit Bumrah. Since Rohit needs 5 quality bowlers to bowl a quota of 4 overs each, he might come up with the above core bowlers to encounter RCB on their home ground.