RCB vs MI T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians in Match 5 of the 2023 Indian Premier League. The hosts were one game away from reaching the IPL Final in 2022. Mumbai Indians finished bottom of the group stage last year. Read on as we preview this clash. This match gets underway on Sunday evening at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru at 19:30 local time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have not finished outside the top four in any of the last three IPL seasons. They will be confident of getting off to a winning start in this match.
Mumbai Indians had a very disappointing campaign in 2022 but still have a team full of world class match-winners. However, this is a very tough opening game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians T20 Live Streaming
TV channels: Live action will be available on the Star Sports Network (India), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports (UK), Willow TV (US)
IPL 2023 Live Streaming: Live action of RCB vs MI can be watched on Jio Cinema in India.
RCB vs MI Match Toss Prediction
Only 41.1% of teams who bat first at this venue in T20 games have come out as winners. We expect both teams to want to field first in this match.
RCB vs MI, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report
Bowlers often feel in the game at this venue and we expect a par score to be no higher than 175 on this surface on Sunday.
Bengaluru Weather Report
The humidity levels will increase in the second half of the game but get to no higher than 45%. It will be warm with the temperature in the high 20s during this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League 2023
RCB Team News & Playing 11
RCB Team News
Two of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s most potent bowlers, Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood, will both be unavailable for this match. Hasaranga is concluding the white ball international series in New Zealand with Hazlewood expected to miss the first seven games of IPL 2023.
RCB Key Players
- Virat Kohli- the leading run scorer in IPL history, who has hit five hundreds and 44 half-centuries, is back in strong form and is still looking to take this team to an IPL title.
- Faf du Plessis- the South African skipper of the side has a top IPL score of over 95 in three of the last four IPL. However, he is still yet to make an IPL century.
- Harshal Patel- the right-arm medium fast Indian international needs to take three wickets in this game to bring up 100 IPL dismissals.
RCB Possible Impact Players Substitute
Finn Allen, David Willey, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror
If an additional batter is required then do not be surprised if New Zealand’s Finn Allen is brought into the game and encouraged to attack from his first ball. David Willey has the all-round ability to be a worthy impact player with both bat and ball.
RCB Team Form
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their final match in the 2022 IPL but won four of their previous five games in the tournament.
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RCB Predicted Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Michael Bracewell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Reece Topley
MI Team News & Playing 11
MI Team News
After a very poor IPL in 2022, Mumbai Indians will be delighted to welcome back Jofra Archer to the competition. The English right-arm quick bowler missed the whole of last year’s tournament and could be a key point of difference to the side in this edition.
MI Key Players
- Rohit Sharma- the vastly experienced opener begins this IPL campaign two runs behind David Warner as the fourth highest run scorer in IPL history.
- Suryakumar Yadav- the entertaining right-handed batter was the standout IT20 player during 2022 and he has the ability to win a T20 fixture on his own.
- Jofra Archer- the England international bowls with real pace and also has a good range of variations which can trouble even the best batters in the tournament.
MI Possible Impact Players Substitute
Jason Behrendorff, Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen
If the pitch looks to be spinning more than predicted than we can expect 22 year old off-spinner Hrithik Shokeen to come into the team. Jason Behredorff is a player capable of making an impact if an additional pace bowler is required
MI Team Form
Mumbai Indians won four of their last six matches in the 2022 IPL and will be looking to get off to a better start than last year when they lost their opening eight games.
MI Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal
RCB vs MI Head to Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore come into this game looking to inflict their fourth successive defeat over Mumbai Indians. However, it is Mumbai Indians who lead the overall head to head 19-13.
RCB vs MI Head to Head Stats in T20's
RCB vs MI Betting Odds
Mumbai Indians are very narrow favourites with the bookies to win this match but we are backing Royal Challengers Bangalore to get the win.
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Who will win Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians T20 Match?
There are some match-winning batters on both sides but we think that Royal Challengers Bangalore have the better bowling line-up ahead of this game.
RCB vs MI Prediction
Any clash which sees Virat Kohli go up against Rohit Sharma is always going to see supporters and neutrals get excited. We are expecting a very interesting match with both teams having points to prove after disappointments, for different reasons, in 2022. We expect Mumbai Indians to be more successful than in 2021 but think this will be a tough assignment. We think Royal Challengers Bangalore have more players with strong IPL records and we are backing them to win this match.
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