Revealed on: Sep 26, 2021
The second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has not begun on a brilliant word for Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Each groups have tasted defeats within the two matches they’ve performed within the UAE to date this season. At the least one staff can have damaged the brief dropping streak after Sunday’s encounter between the 2 groups in Dubai, which can see Rohit Sharma tackle Virat Kohli.
After being undone clinically by Chennai Tremendous Kings, MI additionally went all the way down to KKR, a staff towards which they’d a 22-6 document earlier than the sport, relatively tamely. MI’s batting has been torpid to date and they’re lacking some type within the center as nicely. In fact, their bowling hasn’t impressed, permitting CSK to get well from 24 for 4.
RCB had been fully shambolic within the match towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They had been actually blown away, getting out for 92. After that, the KKR openers trampled them. Virat Kohli’s males can be extra disillusioned with their defeat towards CSK although. They reached 110 with out loss from the place they might have launched themselves however as a substitute crash-landed.
Within the up to date IPL 2021 factors desk, RCB are nonetheless within the prime three, with 5 wins from 9 video games. MI have slipped all the way down to sixth place, with solely 4 wins in 9 video games
RCB saved out Kyle Jamieson within the final recreation however the transfer didn’t work any wonders for them. Will they follow Tim David or deliver again Jamieson? Shahbaz Ahmed may are available for Navdeep Saini given his all-round potential.
RCB’s predicted XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Srikar Bharat (wk) Kyle Jamieson/Tim David, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
MI’s middle-order has not carried out to potential however count on them to again each Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan. Hardik Pandya ought to stroll in for Saurabh Tiwary, offered he’s match
MI’s predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah Trent Boult
High fantasy picks for RCB vs MI: AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma
–Renin Wilben Albert