IPL 2023 MATCH PREVIEW: RCB v MI

IPL 2023 MATCH PREVIEW: RCB v MI
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IPL 2023 MATCH PREVIEW: RCB v MI

Following 10 matches, both teams have acquired 10 points in the points table, with RCB placed 6th with a superior net run rate and MI at 8th. Today, the foremost objective for both sides is to clinch a triumph and maintain their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. The upcoming reverse fixture at Wankhede will determine if Rohit Sharma and his team can avenge their previous loss.

 

At present, Mumbai Indians hold the 8th position in the points table, having registered five victories and suffered five defeats. In their recent encounter against Chennai, the team faced a defeat of six wickets with 14 balls to spare. Rohit Sharma's current poor form with the bat has continued, as he has scored only five runs in his last four innings. It is crucial for him to step up and lead his team from the front, despite the other batters performing their roles well. Among the bowlers, Piyush Chawla has been the sole standout performer, displaying excellent skills in restricting the opposition's scoring opportunities. Jofra Archer has left the squad and is replaced by Chris Jordan. 
Although Mumbai Indians have a favorable head-to-head record, their last win against RCB occurred in 2020, and they have suffered four consecutive defeats against them since then.

Probable XI : Rohit, Ishan, Green, Surya, Tilak, David, Jordan, Karthikeya, Chawla, Meredith/Behrendroff, Akash

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore occupy the 6th position in the points table with five victories and five defeats. In their previous match, despite posting a total of 181 runs, Delhi chased down the target with seven wickets in hand in just 16.4 overs. Kohli, Du Plessis, and Maxwell were instrumental in RCB's batting, but Maxwell has been struggling to score runs in away matches, with an average of only 2.25 in four such matches this season. Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik showed promising form in the last game. Among the bowlers, Mohammad Siraj has been leading the team with 15 wickets, while Josh Hazlewood has impressed since his return, and the rest of the bowlers have been performing their respective roles well. Although both teams appear evenly matched on paper, RCB seems to be a well-balanced side and will start as slight favorites over MI.
RCB are the most succesful team in Powerplay with 23 wickets, while MI have managed to pick only 10 wickets which is 2nd Lowest after LSG.

Probable XI : Kohli, Duplessis, Maxwell, Lomror, Kedar, Karthik, Hasaranga, Karn, Hazlewood, Siraj, Harshal

 

 

Head to Head

MI - 17, RCB - 14

Head to Head at Wankhede

MI - 6, RCB 3

Last 5 matches

MI - 1, RCB - 4

Last 5 matches at Wankhede

MI - W L W L W
RCB - L W W W W

 

 

Match Ups 

Rohit v Siraj - 67 runs, 0 out (131 SR)
Ishan v Siraj - 34 runs, 2 outs (117 SR)
Rohit v Harshal -
27 runs, 3 out (117 SR)
Surya v Harshal - 30 runs, 1 out (115 SR)
Surya v Hasaranga - 64 runs, 1 out (160 SR)

Kohli v Jordan - 97 runs, 3 outs (129 SR)
Maxwell v Jordan - 72 runs, 4 out (147 SR
Kedar v Chawla - 13 runs, 2 out (144 SR)
Kohli v Chawla - 140 runs, 3 out (133 SR)
Maxwell v Chawla -
54 runs, 3 out (150 SR)
Faf v Chawla - 52 runs, 2 out (95 SR)
DK v Chawla - 56 runs, 2 out (119 SR)
Kohli v Behrendroff - 24 runs, 2 out (133 SR)
Maxwell v Meredith - 45 runs, 2 out (129 SR)


 

Records

Most runs
851 - Virat Kohli
693 - AB de Villiers
567 - Rohit Sharma
551 - Kieron Pollard 

Most Sixes
34 - AB de Villiers
32 - Kieron Pollard
32 - Virat Kohli 
25 - Rohit Sharma 

Highest Score 
133* - AB de Villiers 
99 - Ishan Kishan 
94 - Rohit Sharma 
92* - Virat Kohli/Chris Gayle 

Most Wickets 
24 - Jasprit Bumrah
22 - Yuzvendra Chahal 
18 - Harbhajan Singh 
18 - Harshal Patel 

Best Bowling 
5/27 - Harshal Patel 
4/9 - Samuel Badree
4/17 - Harshal Patel 
4/18 - Dilhara Fernando

Most M.O.M Award
4 - Rohit Sharma
3 - Chris Gayle
2 - ABD/Kallis/Pollard


 

 

Form Update ( last 5 innings ) 

 

 

Key players

Faf du Plessis: Leading run scorer of this tournament and also won player of the match award when last time both teams faced each other 

Virat Kohli: He has scored 181 runs against Mumbai in Last 3 Innings with an average of 90.50. Also when Last time he played at Wankhede he won Player of the match award (73 runs vs GT)

Suryakumar Yadav : He struggled at the start of the tournament but has finally found his rhythm, He has scored 156 runs at the SR of 190.24 in 4 matches at Wankhede of this Season

Piyush Chawla: One of the most consistent bowler in this season, he has picked 17 wickets in last 9 games for Mumbai

Tim David: He has a Tremendous Record at Wankhede (98 balls, 221 runs, 73.7 Average, 225.50 SR, 21 Sixes)

Harshal Patel: He has picked 21 wickets in 12 matches against Mumbai with an average of 14.24 including a fifer & a hat-trick

  

 

Fantasy XI 

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