Today’s thrilling game of IPL 2023 is Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB). The host MI is currently ranked 8th in IPL standings. So far, MI has under performed during this T20 league with 5 wins and 5 losses in the 10 matches they played. In their last match, they succumbed to the second ranked Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. Except Nehal Wadhera, the whole batting line up collapsed completely, thus, putting on the board, a total of meagre 139 runs. The team will surely look to win today’s game as it will bring its entry into top fours.
Coming to the visitor RCB, currently it is positioned 6th in IPL standings. The team has revived its chances in past five matches by winning three out of it. As of now, RCB has 10 points to its credit which is same as other four teams including MI, thanks to RCB’s better Net Run Rate which has put them ahead of MI. In its last match, RCB lost to the bottom ranked Delhi Capitals which depicted RCB’s urgent need to fix the middle order fumble up for future matches. Being a strong contender for IPL trophy, RCB has to create a winning streak to ensure its place in playoffs.
MI vs RCB : Match Details
Venue : Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date : Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
MI vs PBKS : Pitch Report
Wankhede Stadium’s pitch is traditionally a batting pitch as it has a hard and flat surface which helps batters in having a better contact with ball for playing desired shots. Short boundaries and quick outfield further adds up for batters to hit big shots. Therefore, the match is gonna be a high scoring one. Fast bowlers are effective with the new ball.
Any score above 190 is a healthy one.
This ground has witnessed 106 IPL matches, out of which 49 have been won by the team batting first whereas 57 by the chasers.
The toss winning captain should opt to field first.
MI vs RCB : Head to Head
In total, both teams have locked horns 31 times in IPL history, in which MI has won 17 matches whereas RCB has won 13 matches.
MI vs RCB : Team XI Prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Ishan Kishan (WK)
- Cameron Green
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Nehal Wadhera
- Tristan Stubbs
- Tim David
- Arshad Khan
- Chris Jordan
- Piyush Chawla
- Akash Madhwal
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Virat Kohli
- Faf du Plessis (C)
- Mahipal Lomror
- Glenn Maxwell
- Anuj Rawat
- Dinesh Karthik (WK)
- Kedar Jadhav
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Karn Sharma
- Mohammed Siraj
- Josh Hazlewood
MI vs RCB : Best Performers’ Prediction
Faf du Plessis
The RCB skipper has been one of the consistent batsmen throughout this T20 league. So far, he has scored 511 runs in the 10 matches with an average of 56.78 and an impressive strike rate of 157.72. Currently, the ace batter is leading the Orange Cap standings having scored 5 half-centuries in 10 matches, he is expected to continue his scintillating performance in the upcoming match as well. So, he is the best pick for Batsman of the Day!
The RCB seamer is currently the highest wicket taker for his team. The 29-year-old bowler is also 9th among the top 10 bowlers in purple cap standings with an impressive economy rate of 7.7. In his last encounter against MI during IPL 2023, he bowled 13 dot balls during the power play. He is expected to repeat the same and play a crucial role in upsetting the opponent’s’ batting line up. So, best pick for the bowler of the day.
MI vs RCB : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
RCB is most likely to win the clash.
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.