Royal Challengers Bangalore faced a drastic defeat in their first game against Chennai Super Kings and wants to win their first home game today. Both the teams opened their campaign with disappointment and are looking forward to boosting their confidence levels by winning this game. Though both the teams are equally strong, Bangalore stands higher than the opponents with home advantage.
This is an interesting fight between two teams and the encounter between the world’s best batsman Virat Kohli and the world’s No 1 bowler Jasprit Bumrah is the most anticipated one. RCB made a very disastrous start by being bowled out for 70 runs at Chepauk Stadium, which is known as a very friendly ground for spinners. On the other hand, only Parthiv Patel could score a double-digit figure, 29 runs against Chennai Super Kings. Chennai could win the game at an ease by 7 runs with 14 balls remaining in the first game.
AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli could not score good numbers in the first game and the fans of RCB are awaiting their fiery performances in the second match. With home advantage, RCB is the favorite team for this game. Virat Kohli was not much bothered about the opening game and wants to recover from the disappointment due to the loss against Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians faced huge defeat against Delhi Capitals due to the fiery innings by Rishabh Pant. They had the history of losing opening game in IPL since 2012 and wants to improve their confidence by winning this game. No player except Yuvraj Singh could not give the tough fight against Delhi Capitals in the opening game. Yuvraj scored 43 runs off 35 balls against Delhi Capitals.
Mumbai Indians had the record of winning 15 times off 25 head to head competitions with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The return of Lasith Malinga added more strength to the bowling attack of Mumbai Indians and Jasprit Bumrah recovered from the injury and wants to play for the team today. Mumbai Indians are the champions of the tournament for three times and fans are anticipating about the fancy number that hands luck to the team this year.
Virat Kohli is just 46 runs away from 5000 IPL runs and Jasprit Bumrah wants to bounce back by picking a decent number of wickets for he conceded 31 runs from the game against Delhi Capitals.