MI Vs RCB MyTeam11 Team Picks, Pitch Report, Probable Playing 11 And Match Overview: Rohit’s exclusion from India’s setup takes centrestage ahead of today’s showdown.
BCCI’s latest development on India’s squads for the upcoming visit of Australia have sent ripples across the country. A string of surprise inclusions with worthy names being left out have left the side’s vociferous supporters perplexed with there being a clear prejudice towards players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore setup.
However, what’s has managed to take precedence over that issue to the exclusion of Rohit Sharma from all three formats of the game. The country’s cricketing council cited Rohit’s ongoing injury predicament as the reason for his ouster while deciding to rope in Mayank Aggarwal who himself is struggling with fitness at the moment.
Also, with the Mumbai Indians setup releasing Rohit’s practice session ensuing the squad’s announcement, talk has been rife of Kohli deciding to shun Rohit from India’s side. The bustup between the two after the ODI World Cup last year looks to have been flared up by Kohli yet again who is out gunning for Rohit’s head.
MI Vs RCB MyTeam11 Probable Winner
The latest developments add to the intrigue of today’s forthcoming contest. When Rohit and Kohli go at loggerheads this Wednesday, the backdrop of the recent happening are set to play a heavy hand in determining the outcome of the contest.
This promises to make for an intriguing contest, one where Mumbai’s bowling unit will see them earn a win on the day.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The last couple of contests contested over here have witnessed a slight uptick in the playing conditions for the batsmen. The ball has come onto the bat nicely in the first part to make this a wicket to come out and bat first on if the coin swings in your favour.
Bouts of wind have provided some kind of solace to players amidst otherwise prolonged hot conditions.
Chasing Side’s Record This Season
Win: 9 Lost: 6
Average First Innings Score
Probable Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (C), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Moeen Ali, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Indian Premier League 2020
Match: Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date And Time: 28th October, Wednesday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Telecast: Star Sports 1,2, Hindi/HD, Disney+ Hotstar
Five Quiessential Players
- Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal
Quinton de Kock for once failed the last time around but that does little to faze us from opting for his services. The Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper has been tremendous for the club this season, a player who has come up with a string of match winning knocks for the side.
Ishan Kishan has done extremely well to ensure that Mumbai haven’t been knackered by Rohit’s unavailability. He has scored a 50 and 37 runs in his two outings in the opening slot to see him link up with Quinton.
Why AB de Villiers held back and refrained himself from his natural game the last time around is something which left us flabbergasted. However, he still managed to put on 39 in the tie to see him be roped in by us from RCB.
Virat Kohli’s influence at the other end played a major hand in putting the brakes on AB de Villiers’ innings. The RCB captain has been more interested in personal milestones this season, scoring way too slowly, runs which have done little to help the side’s cause.
What matters though is that he’s accruing the runs at the moment to see us opt for him from the side. Devdutt Padikal had a neat 22 runs the last time around to see us indulge in the opener’s services as ever.
Snubbed yet again by India, Suryakumar Yadav will be out to teach Kohli a lesson today. And with him coming into the contest in the wake of a 40 run knock, he has just the momentum to come out hammer and tongs in this one.
Undoubtedly RCB’s finest fast bowler this season, Chris Morris’ ability to hit the ball in the right areas and get variations on his deliveries see him be our pick for the encounter.
Kieron Pollard’s role has dwindled but he’s always good for quickfire runs to see us opt for Mumbai’s current captain for the contest.
Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah erred in line and length the last time around and it ended up having a real impact on Mumbai’s lethalness in the bowling department. However, these are names who hardly falter twice in a row, players set to come back roaring to move in unison to deliver a formidable show of fast bowling yet again.
Yuzvendra Chahal will meanwhile be our pick from RCB given his ability to lure the batsmen into the false shots.
Captain And Vice-Captain
MI Bat First: Quinton will love taking on this howler of a RCB bowling setup to see him captain our side while Kohli is the vice-captain.
RCB Bat First: Kohli can make the most of overs in the first part of the innings to see us make him our captain while Quinton is the vice-captain.
Ishan, AB de Villiers, Quinton, Kohli, Padikal, Suryakumar, Morris, Pollard, Boult, Bumrah, Chahal
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.