MI vs RCB IPL Prediction 09 May 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Date: 2023-05-09
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
After a disappointing performance against their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will face off against Du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
- It is worth noting that RCB is also coming off a defeat against Delhi Capitals in their previous match.
- Both teams have played 10 matches in the group stage and currently hold 10 points each. RCB is ranked fifth in the IPL Points Table, while MI is in sixth place.
- As the playoffs approach, both sides will be eager to secure a spot with victories in their remaining games.
MI vs RCB – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: May 9th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
MI vs RCB – IPL – Team Previews
To stay in the race for the playoffs, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians must deliver a strong performance against Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians were defeated by six wickets in their last match against the Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai’s main objective will be to break through the du Plessis-Kohli partnership. Veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has taken 17 wickets in 10 matches, leading the bowling attack. In contrast, no other MI bowler is close to Chawla’s tally. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are expected to lead Mumbai’s batting attack, with both players scoring 293 runs in the tournament so far.
Unfortunately, Jofra Archer is out for the rest of IPL 2023, with Chris Jordan named his replacement. Tilak Varma had missed the game against CSK due to injury, but it remains to be seen if he has recovered sufficiently to play on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a defeat in their previous game against the Delhi Capitals due to poor bowling and a lack of contribution from the lower middle order. Faf du Plessis, the captain, will be looking for an improved effort from his team in the upcoming match.
Du Plessis has been crucial to the RCB’s performance this season, leading the run-scoring charts after ten innings. The team’s bowlers had an off day in the last match, and they will be relying on good spells from Siraj and Hazlewood in this game.
Karn Sharma may be dropped from the RCB lineup to make way for a batsman or come in as an Impact Player, while Kedar Jadhav, who joined the team late, will come into the side.
MI vs RCB – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Mumbai Indians: R Sharma (Cap), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cam Green, Suryakumar Yadav, T David, T Stubbs, Nehal Wadhera, Arshad Khan, R Meredith, P Chawla, Akash Madhwal
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Du Plessis (Cap), V Kohli, Anuj Rawat, G Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, D Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, W Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohd Siraj, J Hazlewood
MI vs RCB – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Wankhede Stadium offers friendly conditions for batsmen, with a flat surface and shorter boundaries that favour them. On the other hand, it poses a significant challenge for fast bowlers due to the lack of assistance from the pitch. Chasing is also the preferred option at this venue.
MI vs RCB – IPL – Win Prediction
Mumbai Indians should win this game comfortably with their superior batting strength at home.