Preview & Prediction: Match 48 (RCB vs MI)

Preview & Prediction: Match 48 (RCB vs MI)
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Preview & Prediction: Match 48 (RCB vs MI)

Clash of the Table-Toppers
Both the teams have lost their previous games and will be looking to peak in the penultimate phase of the season where all the teams except CSK are still in the race. RCB will most probably slide down below DC if they lose this, while MI has a really healthy NRR to still stay in Top2 after defeat. Even without Rohit, MI will start as favorites.


Dubai: 84, 194 & 195 are the first innings score of the last 3 games in Abu Dhabi. Even though the surface looks to get better with time, this venue still is the lowest-scoring in UAE. Expect teams to chase here. 

Probable XI
MI: Kishan, de Kock, Surya, Tiwary, Hardik, Pollard, Krunal, Chahar, Boult, Pattinson, Bumrah

RCB: Padikkal, Finch, Kohli, ABD, Sundar, Gurkeerat/Dube, Moeen, Morris, Saini, Chahal, Siraj


Head to Head
Head to Head MI are leading 16-10

MI has lost only 2 out of the last 9 games against RCB including one in super-over this season.

Players Match Up

Mumbai Indians
-Surya vs express pace this season: 28(22), 2 wkts
-Surya vs Chahal: 33(33), 2 wkts
-Pollard vs legspin this season: 74(32), 1 wkt
-Pollard vs Chahal: 69(43), 4 wkts
-de Kock vs express pace this season: 84(44), 1 wkt
-de Kock vs Chahal: 33(28), 4 wkts
-Kishan vs Saini: 38(20), 0 wkts

Royal Challengers Bangalore
-Finch vs express pace this season: 79(76), 1 wkt
-Finch vs legspin this season: 68(49), 4 wkts
-Finch vs Nile: 0(4), 1 wkt
-ABD vs express pace this season: 96(41), 2 wkts, SR 234
-ABD vs Krunal: 51(47), 4 wkts
-ABD vs Bumrah: 98(68), 2 wkts, SR 144
-ABD vs Boult: 41(16), 1 wkt, SR 256
-Kohli vs express pace this season: 19(28), 2 wkts
-Kohi vs Bumrah: 113(76), 2 wkts, SR 149
-Padikkal vs express pace this season: 76(61), 2 wkts


Fantasy Team
-Finch has been decent against express pace. Expect him to end his big-knock draught today.
-de Kock has been in exceptional form and already missed out in the last game.


HTH Records
Kohli and ABD are leading scorers while Pollard & Hardik have been fierce with the bat.


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