As the defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 10 of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020, two of the most successful IPL franchises square off on Monday. While both teams have so far won one out of their two games, the atmosphere on both sides is very different.
On the one hand, we have the Indians of Mumbai who, with a resounding success against Kolkata Knight Riders, overcame a defeat against CSK. In the previous game, Captain Rohit Sharma struck style, meaning that the Mumbai Indians batting unit looks in decent touch even though they will hope for more in the slog overs from their slew of all-rounders.
The match is scheduled to take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, from 7:30 PM onwards.
PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY:
The RCB roster, courtesy of an emphatic KL Rahul century last week, went from sky-high to rock-bottom. The RCB batsmen have not really come to the fore with Virat Kohli, despite boasting of a power-packed batting team, to be shot in IPL 2020. As for their bowling team, Yuzvendra Chahal has led them well, while the success of Steyn and Umesh has given the Bangalore franchise quite some room for improvement.
In the form of the Mumbai Indians, they are in for a stern test against whom they have an inferior record. In spite of both fixtures going down to the wire, both their games against the four-time champions in IPL 2019 ended in loss.
Although MI are the clear favorites and have momentum on their side, they cannot take Virat Kohli and co for granted. MI will have to be on their toes as both outfits eye their second IPL 2020 victory at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday, with the likes of AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch looking to make amends for their poor display against KXIP.
In the past few days, Dubai’s weather has been very invariable. The temperature for the Chennai vs Delhi weather forecast is expected to be about 35 ° C during the beginning of the match, according to Accuweather. During the finishing stages (32 ° C at about 11:00 PM IST), the temperature will almost stay the same. Meanwhile, the humidity levels will be high over the course of the match and will hover about 44 percent. During the entire match, it will be damp with no cloud cover, and with no forecast of rains whatsoever, one can expect the entire 40 overs and an entertaining Dubai International Cricket Stadium contest.
The pitch at the International Cricket Stadium in Dubai is a decent one to bat on, although the bowlers also have a lot of help on offer.
The batsmen always tried to bide their time in the center while setting themselves in the previous game to perfection for the long haul with Prithvi Shaw.
The batsmen, however, should be careful of the spinners, who in the middle overs did well. With the pitch slowing down a bit as the game progresses, wickets in hand would be vital for both sides.
With dew coming into play later in the game, both teams will look to the chase with 160 being a very competitive total at this venue.
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS:
There are no availability and injury issues regarding players from both sides.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE:
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris/Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF MUMBAI INDIANS:
Quinton de Kock (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Bout.
CAPTAIN AND VICE CAPTAIN OPTIONS:
1. Captain Options-Quinton de Kock and Aaron Finch.
2. Vice-Captain Options-Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock.
DREAM11 TEAM FOR ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE Vs MUMBAI INDIANS:
1. Wicket Keeper– Quinton de Kock.
2. Batsmen– Suryakumar Yadav, Aaron Finch, and Virat Kohli.
3. All Rounders– Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard.
4. Bowlers– Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Navdeep Saini.
*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*