MI vs RCB 2019: The Sportsrush presents before you three intriguing player battles ahead of the 31st match of IPL 2019.
The Mumbai Indians, after 3 consecutive wins, were humbled by none other than the Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai. They will look to forget that day and move on to the next one quickly. As they take on RCB, they need to be wary of Kohli’s men and their positive cricket.
The last time they played, there was the no-ball controversy. RCB would want to avenge that defeat and continue to enjoy the game and pick up more points in the process.
Let us have a look at some of the player battles on display in this match:
Jason Behrendorff vs AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is finally looking in good form after a few disappointing performances. He loves the Wankhede and would look to bat like he did in Mohali. However, Jason Behrendorff is sure to have some plans against the man who can hit it anywhere. Behrendorff has been impressive and it remains to be seen if he can trouble the Proteas batsman.
Jasprit Bumrah vs Virat Kohli
This is such an exciting player battle that even Star Sports created a promotional advertisement for it. When the world’s best batsman and the world’s best bowler clash, you sit up and take notice. In the previous encounter, Bumrah managed to get the better of his Team India skipper.
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Virat will be itching to get back at Bumrah and hit him out of the park. This is the beauty of the IPL where we can see legends who play for the same team nationally clash against one another.
Rohit Sharma vs Navdeep Saini
Rohit has been a brilliant batsman but has sometimes struggled against the pacers whose balls do a bit. Navdeep Saini has been very impressive and has made the ball talk. Wankhede might suit him and if he can trouble Rohit and get his wicket up front, it will be a huge boost for RCB. It will also be exciting to see how Rohit tackles the extra pace of the youngster.