There is a thing with Royal Challengers Bangalore, they are consistent. Consistent in performing worse run than ever. Royal challengers Bangalore now seems to be nearly knocked out and have the slightest of chances to make it to play offs. Last game against Rising Pune Supergiant they were bundled out for 96 and were on the losing side. Mumbai Indians are currently at the second place in the table and their points are tied with that of Kolkata Knight Riders. They would be aiming a easier win against Royal Challengers Bangalore to claim their supremacy at the top of the table. This is the best run of Mumbai Indians in IPL, no team apart from Rising Pune Supergiant have overcome Mumbai Indians. Last match they played was the heck of a contest which went to the very super over and Jasprit Bumrah calmness at bowling the super over won them the game.
Last time they played: Samuel Badree took the hat trick, the first of the season and Mumbai Indians were reeling at 33-5 at time chasing the target of 147 runs. But Keiron Pollard and Krunal Pandya came to the rescue of the team and chased the target with four wickets in hand.
Head to head battle: after 2015, Royal Challengers Bangalore have not beaten Mumbai Indians a single time. They have played 20 matches against each other and Mumbai Indians have the advantage over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians have won 12 matches while rest eight have been won by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians: WLWWW
Royal challengers Bangalore: LLDLW
Mumbai Indians: after a thrilling win against Gujrata Lions, Mumbai Indians would definitely trust their current playing eleven and unlikely to make any changes, unless a force one occur.
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel, Jos Butler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McCLengan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal challengers Bangalore: bowling could be considered but batting has been the miserable failure for the Bangalore franchise. Travis Head haven’t done much and all domestic batsman have failed too. They are trying for perfect combination but unable to find one. Shane Watson or Chris Gayle can be back in the side in place of Travis Head. Adam Milne had a good game with the bowl and is expected to retain his place.
Probable XI: Chris Gayle/Shane Watson, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Sachin Baby/Harpreet Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne/Tymal mills, Samuel Badree, S Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Players in the Spotlight:
Lasith Malinga: he found his deadly Yorkers back in the last game and was quite impressive with his spell, claiming two wickets in the spell of 4 overs. He would be in the Spotlight to perform if Mumbai Indians going to win.
Yuzvendra Chahal: RCB bowling have been quite on the mark as compared to their batting, and the prominent performer with the ball has been Chahal. He has been always among wickets and need to perform skin out to make his team win.
What: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st May, 16:00 IST.
Where: Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.
What to expect: The pitch is favourable for batting and score can be around 170-180. A hot afternoon will add performance pressure on the players.
Toss Prediction: out of six games played at Wankhede stadium this season, 5 are won by team chasing. So toss is not a hidden fact over here and team winning the toss would definitely choose to bowl.
Match prediction: Mumbai Indians are in their best run of Indian premier league and the favourites to win the match but with Royal Challengers Bangalore you never know.
* Choose the team chasing to put your money on.
* Match stakes for the game are 80-81 Mumbai Indians.