The 12th game of Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 is scheduled to take place between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on 14 April. RCB have won just one match in played three games meanwhile MI won two matches in played same no. of games to Bangalore team.
Though RCB lost two matches in the season so far, team would be happy when coming into tomorrow’s encounter against Mumbai Indians as regular skipper and backbone of batting lineup Virat Kohli is now declared fit and will be leading the side.
AB De Villiers is already in the side and fit, hence he and Kohli will be a perfect combination in the top order of Bangalore’s batting. Mandeep Singh is expected to make way for Kohli in the lineup.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 13, 2017
On the other hand Mumbai Indians are banking on youngsters and players have delivered as well. Nitish Rana, Hardik and Kunal Pandya have done really good in the past matches to secure Mumbai’s win against KKR and SRH. However experienced players like Rohit, Buttler have to score big to make more opportunities for bowlers to win the game.
Virat Kohli (captain), Kedar Jadhav, AB De Villiers, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod, Adam Milne, Shane Watson, Tymal Mills, Praveen Dubey, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Sarfaraz Khan, Billy Stanlake, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Mandeep Singh, Sreenath Arvind, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Deepak Punia, Jitesh Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Nicholas Pooran, Karn Sharma,Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Lendl Simmons, Mitchell Johnson, Asela Gunarathna, Kieron Pollard, J Suchitch, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Tiwary, Ambati Rayudu, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya.
Although Mumbai Indians are coming into this match by winning last two matches, hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore will be favorite to win against MI and they have got 55 percent winning chances.
Chinnaswamy’s pitch supports batsmen and matches played here are always high scoring games. Hence we can expect Friday’s match to be high scoring as well between Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians. The projected score could be near 180-190 team batting first.