Date & TIme: on Monday, 15th April; 08:00pm IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have finally halted their losing streak in the season. Now, they have to build momentum on the victory, otherwise they may be out of the playoffs in mid-season.
Mumbai’s campaign has been unusual this time around as they find themselves in the top half of the table in the mid-season. There is a lot for them to work on, since they are failing to keep up their winning streak.
Bangalore is unlikely to change their winning combination unless there is an injury concern.
Mumbai might consider bringing in Lasith Malinga to strengthen their death bowling and they will also look to bring Yuvraj Singh in place of the underperforming Ishan Kishan.
A batting friendly pitch is likely to be provided for the clash on Monday. Since it is an 8 PM starter dew going to play a big part in the game and aid the chasing team. The average first innings score in the last four games has been 194 at this venue.
He enjoys playing in Mumbai irrespective of the format or team he is playing for. He has an impressive record at this ground in the last five matches he has played here. He has struggled whenever he came up against Krunal Pandya as he got the better of ABD four times in the last few matches between these two sides. So on Monday, DeVilliers has to somehow overcome the Krunal Pandya challenge to enjoy his time in Mumbai.
The Bangalore Skipper also has an impressive record at this venue. He has scored 235 runs in the last five games he played here. But in order to continue that good form in Mumbai, he has to see off the opening spells from Bumrah and Behrendorff.
He is yet to make his mark in the season, as he is struggling to convert good beginnings into something substantial. While on Monday he has a good chance of doing that, especially if he can manage balls from Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee, to whom he has got out twice each in recent times.
You just can’t go past without noticing Chahal, who has been a consistent performer with the ball for Bangalore in this season. His record against Mumbai is not too far away from his recent form, as he has a strike rate 17 against Mumbai batsmen. He got the better of Pollard thrice and De Kock twice in recent times and he looks to continue the same on Monday as well.
The World’s best bowler will be eyeing to get the better of World’s best batsman once again in the season. While it is not just Virat who struggled against him, but all the Bangalore batsmen have gone the same lane against Bumrah in recent times.
|Batsmen||Chances of Success %|
|AB de Villiers||78%|
|Quinton de Kock||69.6%|
|Bowlers||Chances of Success %|
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