RCB vs MI in IPL 2020 : RCB takes on Mumbai Indians tonite, Umesh Yadav set to be replaced

It’s Virat Kohli versus Rohit Sharma. It is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) versus Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 10th match of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. MI come into this contest on the back of a comfortable win against Kolkata Knight Riders. While skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front, hitting a brisk 80, Suryakumar Yadav scored an attractive 47. The MI pace battery of Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson and Trent Boult looked well-oiled too.

RCB had won their opening game of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but in their second match, they were done in by a stunning KL Rahul hundred. The success of Kings XI Punjab’s spin-bowling duo of Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin in addition to some fine pace-bowling display from Mohammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell made matters worse for RCB. 

RCB vs MI Top Battles tonite : Virat vs Rohit and Chahar vs Chahal

This will be our first chance to witness two of the finest modern-day batsmen – Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – going up against each other in this year’s IPL. The two are among the top three run-getters of the tournament and will be looking to add a few more runs to their account.

If the Virat vs Rohit battle makes for a fascinating contest, then the Chahal vs Chahar contest will also be something to keenly watch. While Yuzvendra Chahal has given enough proof about his guile, Rahul Chahar, in his young IPL career, has shown enough promise too. The two leg-spinners may be the deciding factor in how the two teams fare.

 
RCB vs MI Live : News from the camps of Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore
 
 
Team Prediction for Mumbai Indians Squad
 
Mumbai Indians which looked settled in their line-up during victory over KKR is unlikely to make too many changes in the playing 11. Only problem area for Mumbai Indians currently seems to be the form of Pandya brothers. Both Hardik & Krunal hasn’t contributed much during the first two games of IPL for MI squad. Especially Krunal has looked little out of sorts while bowling and will look to improve on his rhythm from the first two outings. Same is the case with Hardik who did not bowl in the first two games and hasn’t contributed much with the bat either. But will they be replaced ? Unlikely – because Mumbai Indians management will rather give these match winners more time in the middle than warming up the bench on Monday. 
 
 
 
Team Prediction for Royal Challenger Bangalore Squad
 
Virat Kohli’s RCB looked completely in disarray as KL Rahul & KingsXI Punjab clobbered them for sixes all over. Such was the impact of Rahul’s onslaught that when RCB came out to bat they were completely disillusioned resulting in huge loss for the RCB team. Can they bounce back from the beating ? It will be test of character for the RCB squad and they will be tested by one of the best fast bowling line up consisting of Bumrah, Pattinson and Boult. RCB will surely make few changes in the playing 11 for the game. 
 
RCB will certainly drop extremely erratic Umesh Yadav who has leaked 83 runs in his 7 overs (3-35 vs KXIP / 4-48 vs SRH) in the tournament without taking a wicket. He is likely to be replaced by Mohammed Siraj. The second change will depend on the fitness of all-rounder Chris Morris. In case Morris is fit, he in all likelihood he will replace Dale Steyn in the squad.  
 
 
 
 

RCB vs MI Live : Here’s our list of five players to watch out for.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, who now has 200 IPL sixes against his name, looked in a fine touch against KKR, and he will be looking forward to continuing his form as MI look to secure their second win in a row. The stylish right-hander hit some of his trademark pull shots during MI’s second game of IPL 2020, and MI and their fans won’t mind if Rohit cuts loose against RCB.

Virat Kohli

The RCB skipper has not scored many runs in the first two games of IPL 2020, and he will be hungry to score big against MI as RCB seek to secure their second win of the season. Knowing how much pride he takes in his and his side’s performance, it won’t be too surprising if King Kohli comes out all guns blazing against MI.

Jasprit Bumrah

Although Pat Cummins hit him for a few sixes in his last over in MI’s last game, Jasprit Bumrah managed to scalp two big wickets – Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan – to guide MI home against KKR. The right-arm pacer will once again be the key for his side and will be someone that MI will bank on against the likes of Virat, ABD and Co.

AB de Villiers

A fifty in the first game and 28 in the second. AB de Villiers has not seemed rusty and RCB will want their premier batsman, alongside Virat, to go big against the defending champions in Dubai on Monday. There are not many who possess the ability, audacity, and skills and if he comes good against MI, we have an absolute feast on our hands.

Yuzvendra Chahal

While he had just one wicket to show for against KXIP, Yuzvendra Chahal was excellent with the ball in hand against Rahul and Co. RCB will need their premier bowler to come good once again as they face MI and seek a return to winning ways in IPL 2020.

Wild Card

Rahul Chahar

RCB, in their last game against KXIP, had their share of troubles against spin-bowling, and MI will be looking to target RCB using the same ploy. However, for that to happen, Rahul Chahar will need to fire. If the leg-spinner manages to come trumps against the likes of Virat and ABD, MI will be in with a chance to continue their winning run.

RCB vs MI : Stats Head to Head

Mumbai Indians has definite edge in 25 games they have played against each other. MI has 16 of these games with RCB ended winner only in 9. 

MI at this venue: Played 3, Lost 3 / RCB at this venue: Played 4, Won 2, Lost 2

RCB vs MI : Approaching Milestones

  • Rohit Sharma needs 10 runs to complete 5000 IPL runs. He is also a six away from 150 IPL sixes for MI.
  • Virat Kohli needs 73 runs to complete 5500 IPL runs and requires 10 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes.
  • AB de Villiers needs 26 runs to complete 4500 IPL runs.
  • Suryakumar Yadav needs 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.
 
 
RCB vs MI in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch RCB VS MI Live Streaming ? 

The match between Royals Challengers Bangalore will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The RCB vs MI will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

IPL 2020 Fans can also catch the RCB vs MI Live Score & Ball by Ball Updates on InsideSport.co by following this link –