The two good teams are turned up for their second league game in the tournament. After losing the first match of the tournament, defending Champions MI will take on RCB on Saturday. In the previous match MI teams got onto the field with their full strength but failed to impress especially with their batting performances. Michael Hussey struggled against the KKR bowlers previous night while Rayudu and Rohit were unable to time the ball. Their all-rounder Anderson and Pollard did not get enough time to show off their skills. In the bowling department only Malinga did the job by picking up 4 crucial wickets at a good economy rate while his teammate Zaheer Khan was also impressive with his economy rate but the team needs much more than that from him. Spinners Ojha and Harbhajan did not bowl well up to the expectations. The MI team will look to overcome their previous match lapses and register their first win of the tournament.
On the other hand RCB will look to continue their winning run after crashing DD in their first match of IPL 7. Good sign for RCB is that the most expensive bought of IPL 2014 Yuvraj Singh is back in form and in the presence of Kohli, Gayle and AB de Villiers, returning form of Yuvi will pose more difficulties for the opposition. Kohli continued his good form in the previous match also while Gayle didn’t score runs in his first match. Bowling of the team looked good at the start but they let DD batsman to comeback and setup a decent total on the board. Overall RCB vs MI is going to be a great entertainment for fans.
Head to Head:
Matched Played: 15
Royal Challengers Bangalore win: 6
Mumbai Indians win: 9
Last 5 Matches:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWLLW
Mumbai Indians: LWWWW
Timings: Match Scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM IST on 19 April 2014
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai (UAE)