Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are all set to lock horns with each other in the evening clash on Sunday. Virat Kohli led RCB is yet to win a match in the UAE leg of IPL 2021, while defending champions Mumbai Indians have also lost their first two matches in the UAE leg. Both the teams will be looking for a win to qualify for the play-offs.
This is last season that Kohli will be captaining RCB. Earlier Virat announced that he will be stepping down form captaincy after this season and will continue to play as a RCB player in IPL.
Both the teams have got almost same problem, despite of the good starts, their middle order has not been up-to the mark. RCB have 10 points in 9 matches and are 3rd on points table, while Mumbai Indians are 6th on points table with only 8 points. To fight for their play-offs berth both teams have to win in their upcoming matches.
Before the match starts, let’s have a look on Predicted XI, head-to-head records and players to watch-out for.
Predicted XI RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Rajat Patidar, Kyle Jamieson, KS Bharat, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Predicted XI MI: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
In total 28 games played between both teams, MI have won 17 times while only 11 times RCB have managed to win against five-time champions.
Players to watch-out for:
Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell
Match starts at 7:30 pm on IST,will be broadcasting on Star Sports Network and streaming platform Disney Hotstar.