Preview & Prediction: Match 10 (RCB vs MI)

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Preview & Prediction: Match 10 (RCB vs MI)

Clash of the Giants

RCB will be locking horns with the defending champions amid the transition of non-performing players. Where Steyn is finding it tough to get going, Mumbai can afford to bench an exciting talent like Kishan for the in-form Tiwary. Mumbai is heavily armed and is favorite in this game especially for their head-to-head records. 



Dubai: Pitch is expected to slow down as time progresses. Dew doesn't seem to trouble bowlers much. The team winning the toss should bat first. Help for spinners.

Probable XI

RCB: Padikkal, Finch, Kohli, ABD, Dube, Moeen, Sundar, Saini, Umesh/Siraj, Chahal, Steyn/Udana
Udana might get a chance ahead of Steyn who was fairly expensive in the last game. AB was seen doing keeping drills meaning Phillippe is set to miss the game with either Moeen or Zampa getting a go.

MI: Rohit, de Kock, Suryakumar, Tiwary, Hardik, Pollard, Krunal, R Chahar, Pattinson, Boult, Bumrah
MI should go ahead with the same XI.

Head to Head
Head to Head across seasons Mumbai leads Bangalore 16-9. MI has won the last 7 out of 8 games vs the Reds.


Players Match Up

Royal Challengers Bangalore
-AB has been dismissed by Krunal 4 times in 43 balls. Avg 10.8
-Kohli averages 56 and strikes at 156 vs Bumrah
-AB strikes at 261 vs Boult
-Kohli averages 51 with SR 148 vs Mumbai
-Kohli was dismissed by Left Arm pacers in both the matches of this edition so far.

Mumbai Indians
-Pollard has been dismissed 4 times by Chahal in 37 balls. Avg 12
-de Kock averages 10 vs Chahal with 3 dismissals in 25 balls
-Umesh has dismissed Suryakumar twice in 8 balls
-Surya averages 16 vs Chahal with 2 dismissals.
-Hardik averages 93 vs RCB from 9 innings.


Fun Stats

-Mumbai wins 83% of the games when Hardik scores below 30 vs RCB
-Mumbai has never lost to RCB when Rohit scored 30 or more
-Mumbai wins 89% of the games when Bumrah takes a 3-for


Fantasy Team

-Quinton de Kock (Captain)
Might not have great numbers vs Chahal but powerplay is enough to cause substantial damage. He has been in good touch and that big score is around the corner.

-AB de Villiers (VC)
A master like ABD must be furious at how he couldn't save his side in the last match and would try and rectify this time around. He was striking with 94% control in the last innings till he played that unfortunate shot.
-Padikkal, Kohli, Chahal, Saini
Moeen or Zampa can be included since they will be looking to leave an impression.

-Bumrah, Surya, Pandya brothers, Boult
Rohit has a pattern of getting out cheaply the next match after playing a big inning. 



Batting: ABD & Kohli have 500+ runs in head to head clashes.

Bowling: Harbhajan has most wickets in HTH games whereas Bumrah & Chahal are tied at 16. Krunal & Steyn have terrific numbers.

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