Sports Desk On the wankhede stadium in the 31st match of the IPL, hosts Mumbai Indians will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli's team has lost 6 consecutive matches on the field. In this case, this match will be to try to break the order of defeat. His last win on this ground was in 2012. There have been a total of 8 competitions between the two teams at Wankhede so far. Of these, Mumbai got 7 wins. Right there, Bengaluru has got only one win.
Both the teams in the IPL have played 26 times so far. Among them, Mumbai's team has managed to win 17 and Bengaluru nine. This season, Mumbai had won on Bangalore's homegrown M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on 28 March.
In this season, Bengaluru has so far won only one out of 7 matches. That number is 8th in the table. He got his first win of the season against Kings XI Punjab in the last match. The team would like to further their winning streak.
Mumbai has won 4 out of 7 matches. She had to face defeat in three. That number is the third in the table with 8 points. In the previous match, he got a defeat against Rajasthan on the home ground only.
After winning against Punjab, Virat had said that the team's expectations are still intact. They should not be considered out of the playoff race yet. After losing to Rajasthan, Rohit said that the team will return to the next match on the winning track.
Captain Kohli has scored 270 runs in this tournament for Bengaluru. AB de Villiers contributed 232 runs. Apart from these, Parthiv Patel has scored 191 runs. Kohli would be hoping for better performance than other batsmen Marx Stoney's and Moin Ali.
Yuswendra Chahal's performance in bowlers has been excellent. He took 11 wickets in 7 matches. Apart from them, none of the Bengaluru bowlers in the top-15 are also there. Mohammed Siraj is at the 19th position with 6 wickets. Virat's main problem is his bowling department.
Talk about Mumbai, there is a lack of continuity in both the departments. Rohit Sharma and Quinton Deacock gave the team good start in the last match. Both of them shared 96 runs, but the rest of the players could only make 80 runs in the next 9 overs. In this, Hardik Pandya's 28 runs came from 11 balls.
In the bowling, only a bowler of the team is in top-10. Jaspreet Bumrah is in 8th place with 8 wickets in 7 matches. Apart from them, Alzie Joseph is in the Top-20 only. Their names are 6 wickets. They had all these wickets in one match. After that, 75 runs in 5 overs in the next two matches without any success.
The two teams are Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Quintan Dikoq (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Michelle McLenaghn, Jason Behrendorf, Mayank Markandey, Rahul Chahar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Aljari Joseph, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Sujoy Roy, Evin Lewis, Pakuj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishaan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rashik Salam, Barinder Saran, Jayant Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhom, Umesh Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Moin Ali, Shimron Hatman, Shivam Dubey, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Pallikal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klassen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sunder, Akshardeep Nath, Taste Burman, Kulwant Khazorolia, Tim Southee, Dale Steyn.