The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 10th matchday on 28th September when Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Despite a winning start of this year’s IPL campaign against SRH, Royal Challengers Bangalore performance was mundane against KXIP last Thursday, losing the game by a whopping 97 runs.
Despite Chahal’s economic bowling and Dubey’s double scalp, the RCB pacers gave away too many runs in the first innings against Punjab. A disappointing fielding from someone like Virat Kohli was surprising enough, plus the RCB skipper is still unable to open up his batting prowess in UAE. The rest of the batting squad failed to make substantial scores as well.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), 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 (wk), Pavan Deshpande.
Coming off a defeat against CSK on the inaugural IPL 2020 match, Mumbai Indians showed its batting prowess against KKR on Wednesday, which resulted in a 49 run victory.
Side by side blistering knocks from Suryakumar Yadav as well as the skipper Rohit Sharma helped MI propel their score nearing the double century. In addition to that, the pacing trio of Bumrah-Boult-Pattinson clicked marvellously with Chahar’s spin bowling, churning out impressive bowling figures.
Full Squad: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma (c), Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock (wk), Digvijay Deshmukh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Lynn, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Kieron Pollard, Prince Balwant Rai, Anukul Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.
Waging odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore (2.10) vs Mumbai Indians (1.66)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are the underdogs and are priced at 2.10, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹210.
Mumbai Indians are priced at 1.66 and are the waging favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹166 if they come out as winners.
After the catastrophic fielding and batting failure in the last match, RCB will make an effort to bounce back in the upcoming game. While the spinners have been impressive in the tournament, the pace bowlers need to put up more economical figures if they are to contain the destructive batting lineup of Mumbai.
On the other hand, coming off of a superb victory, MI will be high on confidence. big hits will be expected from Rohit and Yadav, plus the all-rounding support from Pandya and Pollard will help the defending champions propel their score. Mumbai Indians is likely to come out as match winners.