Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians in Match 5 of the 2023 Indian Premier League. The hosts were one game away from reaching the IPL Final in 2022. Mumbai Indians finished bottom of the group stage last year. Read on as we preview this clash. This match gets underway on Sunday evening at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru at 19:30 local time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have not finished outside the top four in any of the last three IPL seasons. They will be confident of getting off to a winning start in this match.
Mumbai Indians had a very disappointing campaign in 2022 but still have a team full of world class match-winners. However, this is a very tough opening game.
Date – Apr 02, 2023
Time – 7.30 PM IST, 2:00 PM GMT, 7:30 PM Local Time
Venue – M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, India
Winner – #Mumbai_Indians
Only 41.1% of teams who bat first at this venue in T20 games have come out as winners. We expect both teams to want to field first in this match.
RCB vs MI Match Pitch Report
Bowlers often feel in the game at this venue and we expect a par score to be no higher than 175 on this surface on Sunday.
The humidity levels will increase in the second half of the game but get to no higher than 45%. It will be warm with the temperature in the high 20s during this match.
RCB vs MI Playing 11s
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (C), Finn Allen, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Reece Topley, Mohammad Siraj, Karn Sharma
Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla/Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff
RCB vs MI Dream11 Team Prediction
Keepers – Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Faf du Plessis
All-rounders – Cameron Green
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Jason Behrendorff