Indian Premier League 2023 - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Match 5 – IPL 2023|
|Date||April 2nd, 2023|
|Time||7.30 PM IST, 2:00 PM GMT, 7:30 PM Local Time|
|Venue||M Chinnaswami Stadium, Bengaluru|
RCB will be very disappointed that they couldn’t win IPL trophy last year. They played good cricket and reached the playoffs but lost to RR in Qualifier 2. RCB is yet to win an IPL trophy yet and they will be desperate to win it in IPL 2023. The good news for RCB is that Virat Kohli has peaked just before IPL, He is someone who can carry the team alone on his shoulder, however, RCB has a few other good players like Faf du Plessis to support him.
Meanwhile, five-time champions Mumbai Indians too failed to reach playoffs last year. Also, with Bumrah injured, they are already on the back foot. Jofra Archer has joined the team and that will be a big relief for the Rohit Sharma-led side.
The wicket will assist the spinners who have always enjoys the dampness of the Chinnaswami stadium. A score of 160 can be tough to chase in Bangalore.
The weather will be good, with minimum threat of rain. The temperature will range between 32 and 21 degrees.
Faf du Plessis (C), Finn Allen, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), David Willey, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Reece Topley, Mohammad Siraj, Karn Sharma
Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Jofra Archer, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla/Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff
Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the tournament and Akash Singh has been named as his replacement. For RCB, Josh Hazlewood will miss the first seven games while Glenn Maxwell is doubtful for the opening game.
MI has won 19 off the 32 games against RCB
|Wicketkeeper||Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik|
|Batters||Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Faf du Plessis|
|Bowlers||Jofra Archer, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Jason Behrendorff|
Virat Kohli has peaked at the right moment for RCB. With hundreds in every format of the game in last few months, Kohli will be looking to make up for a lean season last year and score big in IPL 2023.
Along with Kohli, Faf du Plessis will also be a key player for RCB. Faf only plays in franchise cricket and thus will be fresh for a new season of IPL. His experience and ability to switch gears as per the situation will be very handy for RCB.
Rohit Sharma will be eyeing a good start to IPL 2023. Rohit has blown hot and cold in recent times but when it comes to IPL, he is best in business. Rohit will eye a decent start to the tournament.
Surya’s last three outings for India ended in first-ball ducks and he will be eyeing to make a statement in the game against RCB. Surya is the number one ranked T20I batter and for a reason.
In the absence of Bumrah, the responsibility on Jofra Archer increases significantly. Archer will be high on confidence after a decent series against Bangladesh last month.