A win could boost the chances of one and dent the other’s significantly
- RCB have lost two of their last three
- Mumbai have had their share of issues at home
Mumbai Indians might have lost the opening match of this year to RCB, but in the reverse fixture at home, they find themselves in reasonably good form, arguably better than that of Bangalore. With the batters stepping up, Mumbai are in good shape to fight back against RCB. Mumbai Indians have odds of 1.94 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli aside, RCB’s batting has been a concern and this could dent them in their hunt for a top four place. Their bowling has improved over the season with Siraj leading the charge. Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.84 to beat Mumbai Indians.
Head-to-head record, MI v RCB
The head-to-head record is in favour of Mumbai, who have won five matches more than Royal Challengers Bangalore in head-to-head clashes. They, however, lost the opening match of this year by eight wickets to RCB.
The conditions in Mumbai for a night game warrants teams winning the toss and making use of the early moisture before the dew sets in and makes batting easier.
Mumbai Indians lost their last clash to CSK, but are on a winning run otherwise, showing improved form in the second half of the season. They have a win probability of less than 50% per odds, but expect Mumbai to come at RCB strong.
The average score in T20 matches at the Wankhede is 175+, but the quality of big hitters in these sides expect even 220 to be challenged.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is good for batting and with dew in play during a night game, the team batting second will have things easier here.
Players to keep an eye on…
MI Predicted playing XI:
Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj: To stop the Mumbai batters on a flat, good batting wicket, RCB will need Siraj to make early inroads in the powerplay to put their team on top.
Ishan Kishan: On a good batting strip, Kishan can take the attack to RCB bowlers in the powerplay and outside it. The RCB spinners also turn the ball into Kishan, favouring the left-hander.
IPL 2023, Match 54 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Mumbai Indians will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
MI v RCB Betting tips
Apart from betting on Mumbai to win the match, check our other recommended bet about MI’s best batter.
Suryakumar Yadav has shown more than enough signs of returning to good form and could take full toll of the RCB attack in Wankhede. Back Suryakumar at 4.15 to be Mumbai’s top batter!