After the return of Indian captain and star batsman Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team is ready to return to the winning path in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Royal Challengers Bangalore team will play against the winner of two-time Mumbai Indians at their home ground M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
The medical team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Thursday declared Virat to be completely fit. Kohli suffered a shoulder injury in the third Test match played against Ranchi against Australia. Due to this he did not play in the initial 3 matches of the IPL 2017.
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have always enjoyed a strong rivalry in IPL, Mumbai have played 19 matches against the Royal Challengers so far, in which 11 matches Mumbai have and 8 matches won by Bangalore. The Royal Challengers have won only one out of their last five matches against Mumbai.
Mumbai has won six straight matches against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL, which is the record of the highest win ever earned by any team in any rival’s home ground .
In the IPL last season Virat Kohli made 11 half-centuries in 16 innings and MI was the only team against which he could not even pass 50 runs at one time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team : Virat Kohli (captain), Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Tymil Mills, Aniket Chowdhury, Yuswendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Billy Stanleyk
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians Streaming , Score & Team Details
Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians
Vanue : M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Time : 04:00 PM
On the other hand, Mumbai, which has two consecutive wins in its home, is in a formidable form. MI had won a very close victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. After this, Mumbai also won a spectacular win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
However, the bad form of Captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Kieron Pollard is a matter of concern for Mumbai. Both of them have not yet appeared in their colors, while the opening pair Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler have given good start to the team. In the middle order, Nitish Rana, Kunalal and Hardik Pandya have scored useful runs for the team. In bowling, the team will depend on Jaspreet Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan.
Mumbai Indians Team : Rohit Sharma (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Kural Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McLenghn, Lasith Malinga, Jaspreet Bumrah