Hello and welcome to Match 48 of IPL 2020 in UAE. The Mumbai Indians (MI) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Head-to-head: (26 matches – MI 16 | KXIP 10)
The two teams have faced each other 26 times in the IPL so far, and MI has dominated the fixture by winning it 16 times.
Last IPL meeting:
RCB (201/3 in 20 overs) beat MI (201/5) in the Super Over.
Earlier this season, the sides squared off in Dubai on September 28, Monday and the match had to be decided by a Super Over. Fifties from Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers took RCB to 201/3 in the first innings while Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard’s 119-run partnership forced MI back into the game. Pollard’s final-ball boundary helped MI tie the game and force the Super Over. Eventually, RCB got home by chasing down the target of eight runs from the final ball of the over.
IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)
MI- MI has won three of its last five game but heads into the next encounter on the back of a loss (3:2)
RCB – RCB holds a similar run of form to MI with three wins in last five games with a loss in its last match (3:2)
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI
1. Aaron Finch (Overseas)
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Virat Kohli (C)
4. A. B. de Villiers (Overseas/Wk)
5. Shivam Dube
6. Moeen Ali (Overseas)
7. Chris Morris (Overseas)
8. Washington Sundar
9. Yuzvendra Chahal
10. Md. Siraj
11. Navdeep Saini
Mumbai Indians Predicted XI
1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Quinton de Kock (Overseas/Wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Ishan Kishan
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Kieron Pollard (Overseas)
8. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Overseas)
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Trent Boult (Overseas)
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Digvijay Deshmukh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Mohsin Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Pattinson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande.
– If Mumbai Indians beats Royal Challengers Bangalore, they will move to 16 points and become the first team to qualify for the playoffs, thanks to their brilliant Net Run Rate of 1.252. Even if Mumbai lose to Bangalore, they need top win just one of their remaining two games to make it to the last four. On the other hand, RCB can move to 16 if they beat MI and all but guarantee themselves a place in the playoffs.
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IPL Points Table
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||7||4||14||+0.092|
|Kings XI Punjab||12||6||6||12||-0.049|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||12||6||6||12||-0.479|
|Chennai Super Kings||12||4||8||8||-0.602|
Here’s a look at the current Orange and Purple Cap holders in Indian Premier League 2020:
Orange Cap: KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), 595 runs
Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Capitals), 23 wickets
WHERE TO WATCH IPL 2020 – MI vs RCB LIVE?
The Indian Premier League match MI and RCB will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app or website exclusively for VIP and Premium users.