Puno, April 9: Five times Indian Premier League (IPL) The poor form of champions Mumbai Indians, which has plagued them since last season, is something that has become a matter of concern for captain Rohit Sharma. The team’s crucial match against a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in song at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium later on Saturday, could well decide which way the star-studded IM heads in this edition of the IPL. .
Having lost all three games this season despite having one of the best recovery specialists and support staff, MI would rely on the positive record against RCB, having won 17 of the 29 games played so far with RCB winning 11 and one ending in a draw, which the RCB won in a super-over.
Having said that, RCB have outscored the Mumbai Indians in three of the last five games, and with new captain Faf du Plessis managing his team, the South African has also played a couple of good shots at the top. he gives the Bengaluru team the boost to go into the deciding game.
Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 44 from 23 balls, which came at a time when RCB were in dire straits against Rajasthan Royals, also gives the team the self-confidence that they can bounce back from any situation and win. if they have wickets in hand.
Leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been among RCB wickets, picked four against RR, while also being inexpensive. Harshal Patel has continued from where he left off last season.
For the Mumbai Indians, youngster Tilak Varma has been a shining light with crucial strikes in all three games, while Dewald Brevis showed no nervousness on his debut last time out. Suryakumar Yadav also played a fiery shot against Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game, indicating that he is fit and ready to take on the load in the intermissions.
Tymal Mills have consistently chosen land at all stages, while Basil Thampi and Murugan Ashwin have also been impressive.
If he plays, this will be Surya’s 200th T20 match overall. You also need one more six to complete 50 for IM in the IPL, while two big hits will net you 150 T20 sixes.
Skipper Sharma needs five limits to complete 500 fours in the IPL and if he does, he will become the fifth batsman to reach this milestone. He also needs five sixes to complete 200 sixes for IM.
Jasprit Bumrah, with 24 wickets, is the highest wicket-taker against RCB in the IPL and the Mumbai Indians would be counting on him to add to that tally. It’s been a tough season so far, but IM has the wherewithal to turn his fortunes around at any moment.
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