Cricket Betting Tips Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, 31st Match Live at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Cricket Betting Tips
Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to make amends and go for the kill when they take on Mumbai Indians in a must-win clash in IPL 2018 at Bengaluru on Tuesday. Both the teams are on the same boat, winning two matches out of 7. Another loss would take them closer towards exit for play-offs berth. Mumbai would be a rejuvenated lot after beating CSK in the last clash. Cricwizz takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams ahead of the RCB vs MI clash at Bengaluru on Tuesday.
RCB boast of a fiery batting line-up if AB de Villiers features in the playing XI. ABD was down with viral fever in the last clash against KKR and RCB failed to put up a total of 200. If ABD recovers and plays in the XI, RCB would be a tough nut to crack when it comes to putting a big total or chasing down a target. Virat Kohli too is in form and must look to play a big innings to put RCB’s campaign back on track. Mandeep Singh, Quinton de Kock and Brendon McCullum are the other core batsmen to put your money on.
RCB are struggling to get their bowling combination right. They are struggling from containing opposition from scoring freely in the death overs. They have few weak links in the bowling unit. Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi have been inconsistent. And that has given YS Chahal to wage a lone battle in the clash. RCB need to sort out their bowling woes quickly or they can say their campaign a goodbye.
RCB playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli, Manan Vohra, AB de Villiers, YS Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Murugan Ashwin, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammed Siraj cricbuzz
Although Mumbai Indians have blown hot and cold in the past seven games, the fact is that they have one of the best batting line-ups in the competition. They are coming off a good win against Mumbai Indians where Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant fifty to steer the team to win. Mumbai need more such knocks from Rohit for the team to be in the hunt for a play-off berth. They have Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Pandya brothers who can demolish any attack on their day.
Mumbai have lost three matches in last over and two matches by one wicket each. They have been guilty of not being able to finish off games and that has hurt them. Mumbai Indians would take confidence from the win against Chennai Super Kings and hope the bad luck is on the opponents to lose close games now.
Mumbai Indians possible XI: Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, JP Duminy, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande.
RCB have played 24 matches against MI, winning just 8 and losing 16.
The two have played against each other a lot for India and know their strengths and weaknesses. It will be interesting to see who gets on top when they come face to face with each other in this marquee clash. Kohli has been among the runs and would look to destroy Mumbai’s main weapon – Bumrah. The right-handed bowler is also in good nick and his performance will be key to Mumbai’s success in this RCB vs MI clash.