Date: May 9, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match 54 of the Indian Premier League 2023 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The hosts MI will play this encounter after getting pulverised by CSK in Chennai. Meanwhile, RCB couldn’t do much better for themselves in Delhi as they were defeated by a resurgent DC. Both Mumbai and Bangalore are currently in the fight for the IPL playoffs, so a victory in the upcoming match is a must for either of the teams to stay in contention.
In this year’s IPL, the Wankhede Stadium has been allowing the batters to play through the line of the ball. For that reason, the average first innings score at this venue during the 2023 season is 192, while overall, it is 168. Hence, the first innings score for the MI vs RCB fixture can definitely get up to 185-190 range.
In the last few matches of the tournament, Mumbai Indians have put up scores in excess of 200 comfortably while struggling to reach totals in the range of 150 as well. Irrespective of that, the likes of Cameron Green and Suryakumar Yadav are in superb form for MI, which is going to keep them in good stead in the remaining games of IPL 2023. Meanwhile, the bowlers for Mumbai have been finding it difficult to stop the opposition teams from dominating with the bat, even when the veteran spinner Piyush Chawla has elevated his game this season.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal (Potential Impact Substitute - Raghav Goyal for Suryakumar Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The openers of Royal Challengers Bangalore, including captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, are very consistent with the bat, but they need to increase their strike-rate to ease the pressure on their struggling middle order. A couple of good innings from Mahipal Lomror is a positive change for RCB, but they need other batters to step up alongside him. On the bowling side of things, the lack of discipline in the previous game from Mohammed Siraj is far from ideal for Royal Challengers, but they have high class overseas bowlers like Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga to deliver big performances in their upcoming fixture.
SportsTiger Playing XI of RCB
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, Kedar Jadhav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj (Potential Impact Substitute - Harshal Patel for Kedar Jadhav)
Mumbai Indians are playing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium, so they will have the home advantage in their favour. But still, MI have to be on their game right throughout to ensure that they defeat RCB in this all important fixture to earn those two valuable points.
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