MI v RCB Dream11 Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would face up against Mumbai Indians (MI) in match 39 of the Indian Premier League 2021 on Sunday. The match would be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and would begin at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Mumbai Indians, who are the defending champions, have made a dismal start to the second phase of the UAE leg in IPL 2021 and one more loss could very well put their qualification chances in further jeopardy. Mumbai Indians would only have themselves to blame after not being able to capitalise after having Chennai Super Kings at 24/4 in their first match. Not only did they let MS Dhoni’s team recover, but Ruturaj Gaikwad soaked in the pressure and played a gem of an innings, which eventually ended up being the difference. Skipper Rohit Sharma returned to the side for the second game but their form did not. A good start followed by another batting slump and later on, Kolkata Knight Riders unleashed a full-throttle batting masterclass to chase down 156 in just 15.1 overs.
With losses coming in both games for both these sides, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians would be willing to put it all on the line in a bid to win and keep their playoff hopes alive.
MI v RCB Match Details:
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 39
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: September 26th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs MI Pitch Report:
It’s a good sporting wicket where quick bowlers will get maximum assistance from the surface in the powerplay. It’s all about keeping the wickets in the hand, as batting will become easier as the game progresses.
Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs MI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat/Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David/Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini/Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Top Picks for RCB vs MI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Devdutt Padikkal has indeed made a name for himself in the past few months. He scored a brilliant 70 in this last outing and won’t mind replicating his heroics again.
Rohit Sharma is another batter to watch out for in this contest. After missing the first game in the UAE leg, he slammed an impressive 33 against KKR.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Although Krunal Pandya hasn’t been at his prime lately, he is a proven match-winner of this format and MI one can back him to do well.
Wanindu Hasaranga might not have made a sensational start to his T20I career. However, he has been impressive in T20 matches this year, especially while playing for Sri Lanka.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah is arguably the finest pacer going around and he was among the wickets in the first two games. So far, he has scalped 11 wickets this season.
Rahul Chahar can also give a tough time to KKR batters in the upcoming contest. The leg-spinner has taken 11 wickets in the competition so far.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Quinton de Kock scored a brilliant half-century in his last outing and will head into this game with confidence. He has also been clinical behind the stumps.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Devdutt Padikkal (VC), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
AB de Villiers (C), Quinton de Kock (VC), Devdutt Padikkal, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Mohammed Siraj
RCB vs MI Risky Captaincy Choices:
AB de Villiers hasn’t been able to make his bat in the UAE leg. However, he’s a maverick who needs no introduction. Hence, he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Adam Milne bowled with hostility in the first two games in the UAE leg and scalped four wickets. He also managed to keep the scoring rate down.
MI v RCB: Player you should avoid
With Tim David scoring 1 on his IPL debut against MI, it’s hard to pick him in the fantasy teams.