Hardik Pandya - Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers B’lore: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 31 will see Mumbai Indians take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai Indians lost their last game against Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets. The game went till the very last over but Shreyas Gopal’s boundary won the game for the Royals.

Royal Challengers Bangalore got their first victory of this season. It took them seven games to get one but they finally have that win.

Form

Mumbai Indians – LWWWL

Mumbai Indians finally had their three-match winning streak end at the hands of Rajasthan Royals. Although, Mumbai did well to stretch the game to the very last over of the match after a blistering start from Rahane and Buttler. They won’t be much disheartened by the defeat. They have been performing well so far and would look to continue the same.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – LLLLW

Royal Challengers Bangalore finally got their first victory of the season. They have been extremely poor so far this season. But we all knew if they were going to win it had to be Kohli and De Villiers to get them over the line. Both of the stars played brilliantly with some late cameo from Stoinis making things easier.

Stadium

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Probable Line-ups

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendoff, Alzarri Joseph/Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj.

Key Player

Hardik Pandya (MI)

Hardik Pandya almost won the game for Mumbai last time out against Rajasthan. His power hitting in the death helped the team get past 180 score. He will be again the key for Mumbai. His contribution from both bat and bowl will be a key factor in the game against Bangalore.

Virat Kohli (RCB)

Kohli will be the key man against Mumbai for RCB. He will need to provide a solid base at the top to let players like De Villiers and Stoinis flourish at Wankhede. Bangalore’s captain will have a job on his hand against Bumrah’s bouncers who got him out last time these two teams met.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – De Kock

Batsmen – Kohli, De Villiers, Suryakumar, Rohit

All Rounder – Hardik, Krunal, Stoinis

Bowlers – Chahal, Behrendoff, Saini

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