After facing a tough defeat in their season opener Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) will be looking for their first win of the IPL 2019. Skipper Virat Kohli’s RCB will host the 7th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians on Thursday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
- The IPL 2019, match 7- RCB vs MI will take place at 08:00 PM IST.
- The match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Report/Conditions:
On Thursday, the sun will be out the whole day in Bengaluru and the temperatures will hover in the mid-30s. However, the day will experience a slightly cooler evening with no weather hindrance.
The bowlers will have to bring their best game with the track set to assist the batsmen.
- Average 1st innings score: 191 (Last five night T20 matches)
- Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
The team that RCB went within the opening game wasn’t a bad one so, it is expected that the home side will stick with the same playing XI for the second game despite the disappointing performance against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game.
RCB Team (From): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.
Jasprit Bumrah trained on Tuesday with the team and will most likely play this game. SLC has allowed Lasith Malinga to play but there is no update about his availability for this match.
MI Team (From): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: Parthiv Patel will be standing behind the wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore while for Mumbai Indians, Quinton de Kock will be holding the post of the wicketkeeper. While both the wicketkeeper-batsmen possess a couple of similarities like they both are openers for their relative teams and are left-handed batsmen.
Batsmen: For RCB, skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are capable of setting a huge target and also to chase a mammoth of a target. They will be accompanied by West Indies’ batsman Shimron Hetmyer. MI skipper Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh are the two batsmen for MI who are expected to contribute much with the bat.
All-rounders: RCB will be playing with Australian all-rounder Coln de Grandhomme and England’ Moen Ali while for MI Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are the most significant all-rounders.
Bowlers: Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav are the prime pace bowling attack for RCB whereas MI’s pace attack would be led by Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan. Youngster Rasikh Salam will also assist in the pace bowling attack for MI. For RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal and for MI, Krunal Pandya will lead the spin bowling attack.
Captain: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are expected to blast off the bowling attack of MI and are the contenders for Dream 11 captains. On the other side, MI will be having high hopes with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Quinton de Kock (wk/VC), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ab de Villiers, Moen Ali, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: Quinton de Kock
Dream 11 pick #2:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (VC), Shimron Hetmyer, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Siraj
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice Captain: Virat Kohli