- Mumbai Indians lead RCB with 17 victories from the 30 IPL games played.
- The Mumbai Indians have lost five of their past five matches with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, the opening batsmen for Royal Challengers Bangalore, have combined for 920 runs.
The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) and Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to square off after a poor performance against CSK. On Tuesday, May 9, the two franchises will face off at Mumbai’s historic Wankhede Stadium.
Notably, RCB is also coming off a defeat to Delhi Capitals as they prepare for their next match. RCB is ranked fifth in the IPL Points Table while MI is ranked sixth in the standings. Both teams have played 10 games in the group stage and are tied with 10 points each. Both teams will be eager to win the remaining games to secure a playoffs spot as the season’s business end draws near.
MI Vs RCB Head To Head:
Mumbai Indians have won 17 of the 30 games played between the two teams so far, while Royal Challengers Bangalore won in the remaining 13. MI has been outstanding in the last 10 games, winning six and losing four.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
MI Vs RCB Last 5 Encounters:
April 2, 2023: RCB won by 8 wickets
April 9, 2022: RCB won by 7 wickets
September 26, 2021: RCB won by 54 runs
April 9, 2021: RCB won by 2 wickets
October 28, 2020: MI won 5 wickets
Expected Top Performers For MI And RCB:
Probable Best Batsman
Faf du Plessis:
Faf du Plessis, the captain of RCB, is enjoying a fantastic season where he has scored the highest number of runs for his franchise. With 511 runs in 10 matches, including five half-centuries at an impressive average of 56.78, he is in excellent form. In the upcoming match against Mumbai, he will strive to continue his outstanding performance.
Probable Best Bowler
Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan spinner, has taken eight wickets in the ongoing league’s seven matches. In the upcoming match against Mumbai, he aims not only to take crucial wickets but also to contain their scoring rate.
Probable Best Wicketkeeper:
Ishan Kishan has demonstrated signs of returning to form in his recent matches, particularly with a superb half-century against the Punjab Kings. He has accumulated 293 runs in ten games with an average of 29.30. Considering his potential to score significant runs at the top of the order, Kishan is an excellent choice for his team.
Probable Best All-Rounder:
Cameron Green has been outstanding in this season’s IPL, particularly with his batting prowess. With 272 runs, including a couple of half-centuries, and five wickets under his belt, he has proven his worth in all aspects of the game, even bowling in the powerplay with the new ball. Considering his exceptional all-round ability, Green is expected to perform well for MI vs RCB match today.
Additional Stats Of MI And RCB:
MI highest score against RCB: 171
RCB highest score against MI: 171
Most runs for MI: 567 (Rohit Sharma)
Most runs for RCB: 909 (Virat Kohli)
Most wickets for MI: 1 (Dewald Brevis, Arshad Khan, Cameron Green & Jason Behrendorff)
Most wickets for RCB: 18 (Harshal Patel)
Most catches for MI: 10 (Rohit Sharma)
Most catches for RCB: 18 (Virat Kohli)
Lowest total defended by MI against RCB: 157
Lowest total defended by RCB against MI: 156
Match Prediction Mumbai Indians have had an erratic performance, and their highly talented batting line-up has failed to deliver. To improve their disappointing record against RCB, they must rely on their top-order batsmen to score heavily. In contrast, Royal Challengers Bangalore has its opening batsmen in excellent form and can draw motivation from their previous encounters with Mumbai Indians. While we anticipate a closely fought match, RCB has a slight advantage.
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