Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
It is going to be epic contest on Friday as Royal Challengers Bangalore compete against Mumbai Indians at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in the twelfth game of the Indian Premier League 2017.
There is good news for the hosts as Virat Kohli is going to play in this game after passing the fitness test after being injured during the third test against Australia at Ranchi. The right-handed batsman looked at ease in the training session as Royal Challengers will hope his return could turn things around for the side in the league. Kohli marvelous deeds still resonate in every cricket fans memory as he collected over 900 runs in last year’s season and scored four scorching hundreds to add to his glorious run for Royal Challengers.
AB de Villiers showed glimpses of prime form as he scored 89 runs off 46 balls despite losing to Kings XI. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will provide strength to the batting lineup as the duo created a lot of records together last year in the Indian Premier League. Chris Gayle might be given a chance in this game in order to rediscover his mojo with the bat in hand. The Jamaican is 25 runs short of achieving 10,000 runs in the T20 format which is wonderful record by any stretch of imagination. Kedhar Jadhav is a promising player who will be benefited with Kohli and de Villiers in the lineup. Billy Stanlake, Pawan Negi and Yuzvendra Chahal have bowled well so far for Royal Challengers this season.
Mumbai Indians on the other hand are coming into this game on the back of consecutive wins against Kolkata Knight Riders and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler are batting well as an opening combination for Mumbai while Rohit Sharma has still looking rusty and needs to spend time at the crease to find form with his batting. Nitish Rana has been big surprise for Mumbai as batsman has scored consistently in all three games and has been instrumental in Mumbai winning last two games. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have chipped with vital contributions with the bat and ball. Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga have done well so far while Kieron Pollard and Mitchell McClenaghan form has been a worry. Jaspreet Bumrah bowled well in the last game.