Date: September 26, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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Preview: Bangalore and Mumbai both have had a disappointing second phase in the Indian T20 League. Interestingly, they have both lost their matches to in-forms teams of the tournament, Chennai and Kolkata. As a result, the 39th match of the tournament between Bangalore and Mumbai becomes a pivotal clash as the winner here is likely to gain a upper hand over the other team in the playoff race.
The two teams have already met once this season in April and at that time it was the Virat Kohli-led side that emerged victorious in a nail-biting encounter. Mumbai had posted a challenging target of 159/9 thanks to Chris Lynn's 49-run knock. While chasing the target set by Mumbai, Bangalore were on top from the start. But a middle-order collapse turned the game on its head. However, Harshal Patel, who had earlier scalped a 5-wicket haul, scored the winning run on the last ball of the game.
Position in the Indian T20 League standings:
Bangalore: Current position: 3rd (10 points in 9 matches)
Mumbai: Current position: 6th (8 points in 9 matches)
Bangalore Full Squad:
IN: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, George Garton, Tim David, Akash Deep | OUT: Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Finn Allen, Washington Sundar
Virat Kohli (Captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, George Garton, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep, AB de Villiers
Mumbai Full Squad:
IN: Roosh Kalaria | OUT: Mohsin Khan
Rohit Sharma (c), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh, Roosh Kalaria.
Hardik Pandya is likely to be available for the game vs Bangalore.
Head to Head (in Indian T20 League)
Matches Played – 28
Bangalore – 11
Mumbai – 17
Rohit looked in good touch but was dismissed at the wrong time against Kolkata. The swashbuckling Indian opener has played numerable match-winning knocks for Mumbai in the previous editions of the Indian T20 League and he will be eager to inspire his team to victory here.
Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was seen furious and disappointed with his team after losing the match against Chennai on Friday night. The talismanic skipper will be itching to play a big knock once again and help his team get back on winning track. This will be the perfect moment for Kohli to rise to the occasion and showcase his match-winning abilities with a good performance.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has played some memorable innings for Bangalore over the years. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most loved foreign players in the IPL along with David Warner and Chris Gayle. When he is in top form, he’s almost impossible to stop. However, he has not been in the best of form so far. After a golden duck against Kolkata and underwhelming performance (12 off 11) against Chennai, Bangalore fans will hope to see fireworks from ABD against Mumbai.
Probable Playing XI
Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Mumbai: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard (c), Saurabh Tiwary/ Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult