Mumbai Indians still in search of first win
- MI’s bowling returns a concern for Rohit Sharma
- Royal Challengers Bangalore bank on batting firepower
Mumbai Indians search for an elusive win after three successive losses to start off their season and they come up against a solid Royal Challengers Bangalore unit. The bowlers will need to step up considerably if Mumbai are to win this, the odds of which stand at 1.98
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, have been polished so far this season. They have Glenn Maxwell returning to the middle-order and that would sort a lot of issues for RCB and could allow them to even play an extra batter with Maxwell and Shahbaz capable of bowling four overs between them. RCB have odds of 1.80 to win the match.
Recent form favour Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB have only won 12 of the 19 head to head games against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. But in 2021, RCB won both their matches against Mumbai Indians while in 2020, they won one and lost another. Overall, RCB have won three of the last four matches against Mumbai Indians.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have a solid batting core and are favourites to beat a Mumbai Indians side that look under par.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The battle this game will be decided by how Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack fares against a RCB side that has Glenn Maxwell returning to the side. In this season, RCB have thrived on their batting and have notched up two wins in three games while MI are yet to get off the mark.
Keep an eye on…
Tymal Mills: While he has been leaking runs, Tymal Mills has picked up wickets and has made up for Jasprit Bumrah’s off-show so far. Mills will be a key player for Mumbai Indians if they are to test Royal Challengers Bangalore’s top and middle-order.
Virat Kohli: The former RCB captain has been finding his feet this season with a run out not quite helping his case. RCB need Kohli to fire and against a pace-heavy unit like Mumbai, Kohli will fancy his chances.
TIP: Faf du Plessis has enjoyed the pace and bounce of the surfaces. Back Faf du Plessis at 4.19 to be RCB’s top batter!