After winning three matches back to back, the streak finally ended for Mumbai Indians when they lost to Rajasthan Royals. Their middle order lacked the depth and bowlers were not impactful. Though the match went to the last ball, the result was not favorable. Read on the IPL cricket tips for the match here.
With the rejuvenated energies, Mumbai Indians is set for the next challenge. They will now host Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium. The two upsets have opened up the points table completely. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are not out of the table yet.
IPL Cricket Tips Performance Check
Openers, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Cock, performed well in the previous match and played brilliant innings finally. Rohit scored 47 runs and Quinton de Cock scored 81 off just 51 deliveries. The middle orders should have accelerated to a big total and that was not the case. Pollard was not able to continue his form from the last match and Hardik Pandya hit three sixes to take the total to 187.
Bowling has been an issue for Mumbai Indians. Alzarri Joseph was the highlight in his debut with six wickets but since then he has given away a lot of runs. Lasith Malinga might be brought in the team to give some depth in the bowling.
The pitch at Wankhede is good for batting and the team batting good wins the match. Rohit Sharma will be happy with his knock and would expect to match the batting power of Bangalore. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan need to perform better and might get the promotion up the order.
Jasprit Bumrah, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar and Pandya brothers make a powerful bowling attack. They need to continue with the for and restrict the opponents to a small total.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore finally opened their account in this season of IPL and they would have breathed the sigh of relief. The victory was not something different or new for the team. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers took the team to the victory. These two players have taken the responsibility of performing in each and every match.
Dale Steyn has joined the team and we expect Mohmad Siraj to be replaced with the world-class bowler. This would bring strength in the bowling attack. He will be a big boost for the team and is one of the best short over format bowlers with variations.
Chahal continues with his dream run and is one of the best bowlers of IPL. Mumbai Indians has a strong batting line-up and the bowling attack would be tested.
Head to Head Tipster
Mumbai Indians edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore with 17 wins out of the 26 matches that these two teams have played. Royal Challengers have won nine matches. The last match was a controversial one between these two teams with Mumbai Indians getting the advantage.
IPL Cricket Tips Playing XI Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendoff, Alzarri Joseph/Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
IPL Cricket Tips Playing XI Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather at Wankhede is expected to be fine with no interruptions. Being a night game, both teams need to deal with the dew factor. It is the best batting surface in the country. The team batting first would like put at least 200 on board to defend easily.
Toss Prediction Tips
Royal Challengers Bangalore would be looking to change their fortunes. The team winning the toss would like to field first with heavy dew at night.
IPL Cricket Tips
There is no better side than Mumbai Indians when playing at home ground, Wankhede Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore are also a tough side with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in good form. Chasing team has won last few matches in this season and winning the toss would be crucial. We would expect Bangalore to win this match and continue their road in this season.