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Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians, IPL10 2017 14 April 12th Match preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians, IPL10 2017 14 April 12th Match preview
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Twelfth match of IPL10, 2017 will see two popular sides which come up against each other are Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers Bangalore received a major boost when captain Virat Kohli was declared fit to play. He recovered from a shoulder injury and the player AB de Villiers, who missed the first two games with a back injury, also struck a 46-ball 89 against Kings XI in the previous game. This means Royal Challengers will have their strongest squad. While Mumbai Indians began the season with a defeat to Rising Pune Supergiant, before notching up two thrilling wins. In their most-recent outing on Wednesday night, they chased down 159 against the defending champions.

Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 tenth match

#1 IPL10 season 2017 twelfth match is between Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Mumbai Indians. RCB have been overly dependent upon individuals for season after season and this year there is very little change in that scenario. While the Mumbai batting line-up contributes together towards the total but there is one player who has grabbed limelight with his consistent performances and he is Nitish Rana.

#2 The twelfth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between RCB Vs MI is taking place, today at 4pm, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Mumbai.

#3 Royal Challengers Bangalore likely XI: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(wk), Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Arvind/Aniket Choudhary.

#4 Royal Challengers Bangalore: Hopes of the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper’s return from injury soared every time he hit the nets.

#5 Mumbai Indians likely XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma (c), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

#6 Mumbai Indians: Mumbai Indians have an 11-8 winning record against Royal Challengers in the IPL. At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Mumbai have won six of seven games against RCB.

#7 Both teams have played three matches each in this season. RCB have won only one of their three while MI have won two.

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Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia.

Openers

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle

It is a big boost for RCB to have their skipper back. With Virat Kohli’s return, the team combination will be different for today’s game. Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle and Kohli are set to open the innings.

Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel and Jos Butler

Jos Buttler to open the batting and the Somerset-born right-hander repaid the faith his team had in him by scoring a 19-ball 38 with the help of three fours and three sixes. While Parthiv Patel has been in fine form and is likely to open the batting for Mumbai Indians against the Knight Riders.

Predictions

According to us Mumbai Indians will hold an edge.

  • Mumbai Indians won both their clashes against the Royal Challengers to open a slight 11-8 advantage. Royal Challengers have also won just one of their last five encounters against Mumbai.
  • Virat Kohli is back again and recovered with his shoulder injury. He scored 11 fifties in 16 innings last season in IPL and Mumbai Indians is the only team against whom he failed to go past fifty even once.
  • RCB scored at 6.55 per over in the powerplay. This is the lowest among all teams so far in this IPL season. They are the only team to score at less than seven in the powerplay.

About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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