After a disastrous outing against arch-rivals CSK, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) are set to lock horns with Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The two franchises will square off at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, May 9.
Notably, RCB too are heading into their next fixture on the back of a loss against Delhi Capitals. Both sides have played 10 matches in the group phase and are tied with 10 points each as RCB are placed fifth in the IPL Points Table whereas MI are placed sixth in the standings. With the business end of the season approaching, both teams will be raring to obtain a spot in the playoffs with wins in remainder of the games.
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MI vs RCB Match Details
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 54, IPL 2023
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai aids the batters and they look to make the most from the conditions. Any score in the region of 180-200 will be quite competitive at the venue and either skipper winning the toss may elect to field first.
MI vs RCB Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal
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 Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
The skipper of RCB, Faf du Plessis is relishing a fabulous campaign as he has contributed the most number of runs in the season, for the franchise. With 511 runs in 10 matches, the batter has five fifties at a stunning average of 56.78. He will aim to maintain his purple patch against Mumbai in the next outing.
Probable Best Bowler
The Lankan spinner has claimed eight scalps in the seven matches played in the ongoing league. He will look to not only get the breakthroughs in the forthcoming match against Mumbai, but also restrict them from targeting the big runs.