Mumbai Indians will lock horn with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 48th match of the ongoing cash rich league IPL. Mumbai Indians and Royals Challengers Bangalore have played 11 games each, have 7 wins against their name and are currently in the top half of the points table.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are in good form and are currently sitting in the top half of the table. Rohit Sharma is been sidelined due to a hamstring injury but despite losing Rohit Sharma MI have coped fairly well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have done quite well this season and are currently sitting in the 3rd position on point table. RCB is looking well balanced this season Virat Kohli and AB Devilliers are leading their batting lineup meanwhile also getting good support from their bowling attack with Chalal and Siraj.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Quinton de Kock (WK), Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard (C), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj
Quinton de Kock (VC), AB de Villiers (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Suryakumar Yadav, Aaron Finch, Kieron Pollard, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Chahar
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been an absolute belter for the batsman and the track doesn’t change nature during the course of matches. The pacers are getting some assistance as well.
The team batting second will have the assistance of dew. Setting a safe total will be a difficult task on this surface and, therefore, the captain winning the toss should elect to field here.
First innings score prediction:
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2020 is 165 runs.
Head to Head:
MI won- 18
RCB won- 10
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 55%
Mumbai Indians: 45%
Bet365: MI- 1.70, RCB- 2.10
Betway: MI- 1.73, RCB- 2.05