Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will face each other in the evening match on Sunday. Virat Kohli-led RCB are 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 teams will be looking for a win to reach the playoffs.
This is the last season that Kohli will captain RCB. Earlier, Virat had announced that he would step down from the captaincy after this season and continue to play in the IPL as an RCB player.
Both the teams have almost the same problem, their middle order has not been good despite a good start. RCB have 10 points from 9 matches and 3. Huhthird in the points table, while Mumbai Indians 6th With just 8 points on the points table. Both the teams will have to win their upcoming matches to make it to the playoffs.
Before the match starts, let’s take a look at the predicted XI, one-on-one records and players.
Predicted XI RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Rajat Patidar, Kyle Jamieson, KS Bharat, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Estimated 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
head to head
In the total 28 matches played between the two teams, MI has won 17 times while RCB has managed to win only 11 times against the five-time champions.
Players to watch:
Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell
The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST, which will be telecast on Star Sports Network and streaming platform Disney Hotstar.