The Royal Challenge Banglore will host the 5th match of this season of IPL 2023 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Venue, Time & Date
The match will take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 2nd April 2023, 7:30 PM IST.
For the first time in four years, RCB will play at home again. With the bat, Glenn Maxwell will be in the middle, followed by Virat Kohli and captain Af du Plessis. Dinesh Karthik will continue to complete the task, and others like Shahbaz Ahmed and Michael Bracewell will support him.
In place of Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj will handle the speed attack, while Reece Topley will also get the ball. The Bangalore team finished in the top 4 the previous season but was unable to advance to the championship game. They will be aiming for their first title in history and hoping to win this time.
Let’s look at the MI team. The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will be hungry to win their sixth championship in the team’s history. It’s a significant setback that Jasprit Bumrah was excluded from the team. But, they have Jofra Archer and Jason Behrendorff, two foreign pacers, to lead the charge this time.
The middle order will be formed of Tim David, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma, an uncapped player from India. The preferred all-rounder is predicted to be Arshad Khan, who was injured in the previous year but was able to participate. Eight of the 10 games that Mumbai Indians have played at RCB’s home stadium have ended in victories. They’ll want to maintain their lead and have a strong start to the season.
Pitch Report: RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction
The M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore has one of the best playing surfaces for hitters. The new ball will provide some assistance to the seamers in the early going, but nothing significant after that. Predictions are for a first-inning total of about 180. The toss winner should bowl first.
Rajat Patidar, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Josh Hazlewood are unavailable for this game.
All day long, Bengaluru’s weather appears to be good. No rain is expected to fall during the evening match.
Probable Playing Team Players: RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell/Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mitchell Bracewell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Reece Topley
Impact Players Probables: Akash Deep, Suyash Prabhudesai, Rajan Kumar
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma (c), Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shoukeen, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal
Impact Players Probables: Vishnu Vinod, Kumar Karthikeya, Piyush Chawla
Predicted Winner: RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction
On paper, Mumbai Indians appear to be much more evenly balanced than Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), putting Rohit Sharma and his team as the favorites in this match.