The match 31 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday, April 15.
For the first time in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will go into a game as favourites. After a convincing win against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), RCB will now take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
While Mumbai Indians are seated third on the points table with four wins from seven games, they lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the same venue on Saturday.
- The IPL 2019, match 31- MI vs RCB will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Monday, April 15.
- The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
The temperature will hover around 30-32 Degrees Celsius even as the humidity will touch sky-high which is common in Mumbai now. No rain is in the forecast.
- Average first-innings score: 192 – Last 4 IPL matches in Mumbai
- Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Mumbai Indians (MI):
Alzarri Joseph injured his shoulder in the last match and he is likely to miss out. Malinga will most probably replace him.
MI Team (from): Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Yuvraj Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
On the other hand, for RCB Dale Steyn is still not available and he will join the team on April 19.
RCB Team (From): Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Dale Steyn
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Washington Sundar , Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, both Quinton de Kock and Parthiv Patel are the top picks while Quinton de Kock maintains a slight upper hand over the RCB keeper, considering his current form.
Batsmen: For MI, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are the top picks while for RCB, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya will be featuring as all-rounders from MI while RCB will feature Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For MI, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga are the top picks among bowlers while for RCB, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (vc; wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: Quinton de Kock
Dream 11 pick #2:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (vc), Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (c), Moeen Ali, Kieron Pollard, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff.
- Captain: AB de Villiers
- Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma