IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Betting Tips and Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview
Two high-profile teams, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on each other in the 39th match of IPL 2021 on Sunday. Both the teams haven’t had the best of starts in the second leg of IPL 2021 and are yet to win a game in UAE.
Mumbai Indians played their first match of the second leg of IPL 2021 against CSK. Trent Boult and Adam Milne picked four early wickets for just 26 runs. However, a Ruturaj’s special knock lifted them to 156 runs at the end of the first innings. Mumbai Indians fell 20 runs short of the target. MI batted first in the next game with Rohit Sharma also marking his return.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave the team an ideal start in the powerplay overs. Both looked good with the bat, however, the middle order didn’t inspire a lot of optimism. Their star Indian talents namely Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are finding it hard to get their rhythm back. Also, it will be interesting to see if Hardik Pandya makes his return in the side. He hasn’t played the last two games in the second leg due to injury. Lack of runs from the middle order didn’t help their cause as MI were restricted to 155 runs in the first innings.
Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi looked unstoppable in the next game as MI bowlers failed to put pressure on them. The KKR kept scoring boundaries at regular intervals and chased down the score with ease in 15.1 overs. Jasprit Bumrah picked three wickets but there was little support from the other end. Fast bowlers have found assistance from the surface and both Trent Boult and Adam Milne would be hopeful of picking wickets on Sunday.
Facing them are Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are making thing hard for them as far as reaching the playoffs is concerned. Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal showed great form in the last game at Sharjah Cricket Ground against CSK. The duo added 90 runs in the first 10 overs. However, the second half of the innings saw a dramatic collapse. Three big hitters namely AB de Villiers (12 off 11), Glenn Maxwell (11 off 9) and Tim David (1 off 3) went back to the hut on low scores. RCB, as a result, could only manage to score 156 runs in the second innings.
Harshal Patel picked two wickets but CSK didn’t face a lot of trouble in chasing down the score. Navdeep Saini, who was added to the squad to add pace, went for 25 runs in 2 overs. It will be interesting to see what will be their bowling combination in the next game.
Probable Playing XIs
Quinton De Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat(WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini/ Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Betting Tips
Virat Kohli to score most runs for RCB in the match: 7/2 @bet365
RCB skipper returned to form with a half-century in the last game against CSK. He scored some classic shots during his knock and that would give him immense confidence. Virat would be hoping to build on that knock on Sunday.
Harshal Patel to pick the most wickets for RCB in the match: 1/2 @betway
Harshal Patel has been the man with the golden arm for RCB. He is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 19 wickets in 9 matches. In the last game, he finished with figures of 2 for 25 in 3.1 overs.
Rohit Sharma to score most runs for MI in the match: 7/2 @bet365
Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma looked good for 30-ball 33 in the last game against KKR. With the team in desperate need of a win, expect the MI skipper to produce a big knock on Sunday.
Jasprit Bumrah to pick the most wickets for RCB in the match: 433/100 @betway
Jasprit Bumrah has an outstanding record against RCB in IPL. He has the second most number of wickets for MI against RCB after Harbhajan Singh. Bumrah picked 3 wickets in the last game against KKR.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team
Captaincy and Vice-Captaincy Picks
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are both safe bets for captaincy. Both are in great touch and should make valuable runs for their respective teams on Sunday.
Quinton de Kock is in outstanding form with the bat. He can a great bet as vice-captain in your team. De Kock scored a valuable half-century in the last game against Kolkata.