Chinnaswamy will be witness to another spectacle today, as the world’s best would take centre stage at 8pm in Bangalore.
There is something about these 8pm games at the Chinnaswamy. A sea of red, the noise, the atmosphere and the general mood around the ground makes it an occasion to savour for everyone involved.
RCB have given the Chinnaswamy lots to cheer about, especially in the last few years when ABD and Kohli have put on a great spectacle. However, despite all their heroics RCB haven’t managed to win the the IPL.
And with the start that RCB have had this season, it looks highly unlikely if they could provide the Bangalore faithful with the joy of winning the title this season too.
Virat Kohli seems a determined man and he just needs some help from his teammates, especially the bowlers, in order to help RCB realise their full potential.
Mumbai Indians too find themselves in that ‘self-doubt’ situation but a win against the high flying CSK side in the last game is bound to raise the spirits in the camp.
While RCB are suffering from combination problems, MI haven’t been able to seize the important moments in a game, and have thereby lost three close encounters this season.
Rohit Sharma would be hoping that the CSK win sorts things out for the franchise with respect to their mental block and the slight combination issues.
Let’s get to business now!
IPL Fantasy Guide(Fantasy Tips for RCB vs MI)
Transfer out: Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana
Transfer in: ABD/Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya
Now, I already have Virat Kohli, QDK, Ishan Kishan and Mayank Markande in my side for this game.
There has been no confirmation about ABD’s fitness yet, but if he plays, I expect BMac to be dropped and ABD to slot into that middle order.
Now, you could opt out of taking ABD, if he bats in the second innings, as he might have either too much or too little to do, but on a fairly flat Bangalore track, I expect him to tee off.
Rohit Sharma is another player who has looked in fine form in the tournament and scored vital half century for his side in the last game.
Against a meek RCB bowling unit, he could go big, but due to the paucity of the transfers, I would bring in only one from ABD and Rohit into my side.
As both players bat in the middle order, I won’t like to get in the player who would bat in the second innings, and thus I will get in whoever bats first.
Now, for the uncapped player, I’ll get in Krunal Pandya, as my team combination does not allow me to get Suryakumar Yadav in.
Match Powerplayer- ABD(if RCB bat first)/Rohit Sharma(if MI bat first)
2nd innings Powerplayer- Virat Kohli(if RCB bat second)/ Ishan Kishan(if MI bat second)
Fandromeda(Fantasy Tips for RCB vs MI)
Transfer out: Sunil Narine, DJ Bravo
Transfer in: ABD, Rohit Sharma
Now, I already have Virat Kohli, QDK and Yuzi Chahal in my side for this game.
With all my team members playing in the next two days, I wouldn’t want to make more than one transfer for this game.
Now, if you want to be extremely safe and cover all your bases, get in both Rohit and ABD at the expense of one CSK and one KKR player.
But if you want to save the transfer, get in only one from Rohit and ABD, depending on who bats first.
I won’t be making any other changes for this game.
Batting Powerplayer- ABD(if RCB bat first)/Virat Kohli(if RCB bat second)
Bowling Powerplayer- Yuzvendra Chahal