With 30 matches been concluded so far, season 11 of the Indian Premier League is half way through and speculations of the teams making to the Play-offs is almost clear.
Two popular franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians to lock horns on Tuesday in the match number 31 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Both the teams are in the bottom four of the Points tally with just two wins in seven matches.
On one hand, defending champions Mumbai Indians seemed unlucky on several occasions and lost number of matches in the last over of the match.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting line-up is one of the dangerous in the League but their bowling side are finding it hard from giving away runs.
In the current season of IPL, RCB’s batsmen has scored runs at a rate of 9.13 but bowler’s economy rate is 9.63 which clearly indicates that bowling side need to work harder than the batting side.
Mumbai Indians will look to continue with the momentum gained when they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets. However, Royals Challengers Bangalore will require to forget the last two games lost against CSK and KKR.
Match Prediction – Both the skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are match winners and some of the other players such as Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis are in top-form which will definitely lead to plenty of fireworks.
However, RCB may face delimma on whether to continue with Brendon McCullum who was brought in place of AB de Villiers due to illness.
On papers, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians has played 22 matches with each other and MI has managed to win 14 of them and RCB has to settle with just 8 wins.
RCB vs MI is also considered as one of the most popular rivalry in IPL and cricket fans are awaiting for the super-exciting encounter.