New Delhi: The last fight between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in IPL 2023 took place 36 days ago. Virat Kohli was heavy in that match. But, now Rohit Sharma has a golden chance for revenge. This revenge taken by Rohit’s Mumbai Indians will be no less than a big blow for Virat’s RCB, because there will not only be a defeat here, but there will also be a hurdle in the playoff race.
The first encounter of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023 took place on 2 April. RCB won that match played in Bengaluru by 8 wickets. Then that victory and defeat did not have much effect on the health of both the teams. But, now when the second encounter is about to happen, it is not just a match but also a fight for the playoff ticket.
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The winning team will become number three
The condition of both the teams is the same in the points table. Bangalore also has 10 points after 10 matches and Mumbai too. Due to better run rate, RCB is at number six and Mumbai Indians at number 8. But, now whoever wins in these two teams, will directly reach number three. That means it will grab a berth in the playoff train. Even though that berth will not be considered confirmed yet, but the claim will definitely be made.
Mumbai vs Bangalore on IPL pitch
This will be the 32nd clash of Mumbai and Bangalore on the pitch of IPL. In the 31 matches played earlier, Mumbai Indians have won 17 matches, while RCB have won 14 matches. However, if we look at the performance of both the teams in the last 5 matches, then Bangalore will have the upper hand. Bangalore’s team is ahead 4-1 here.
Keep an eye on the matches within the match
As far as the strength of both the teams is concerned, they are almost the same. It will also be interesting to see those matches which will be seen going on between the players of both the teams inside this match. If the match is at Wankhede ground then we can say that Advantage is with Mumbai. But, the big reality of this season is also that its home grounds have not been safe for any team. Means they have definitely lost on their home ground as well.
MI vs RCB: Dream 11 Prediction
Keeper- Ishan Kishan
Batsmen- Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Mahipal Lomror
All-rounders – Cameron Green, Tim Davids, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers- Piyush Chawla, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
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