RCB vs MI : IPL Match 2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to maintain their recent dominance over Mumbai Indians when the two teams clash in their opening match of the Indian Premier League season in Bengaluru on Sunday. Having recorded three consecutive wins against Mumbai Indians in their last five meetings since IPL 2020, the RCB, who are once again in search of their maiden title win in the league, would want to make a winning start in front of their loyal fans at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
owever, it remains to be seen how RCB will cope without players like Rajat Patidar and Josh Hazlewood, who both have been sidelined for at least the first half of this IPL due to injuries. Australian Glenn Maxwell is also unlikely to feature in Sunday’s game.
While England’s Will Jacks will miss the full season, it is to be seen how Maxwell shapes up given that he missed the last two ODIs for Australia against tIndia in the recent series after playing the first match in Mumbai.
Patidar was RCB’s third highest-scorer last year with 333 runs in eight matches at 55.50, including two fifties. He hit the fastest century by an Indian in IPL in the Qualifier 1. On the other hand, Australia’s Hazlewood was the team’s second most successful bowler with 20 wickets in 20 matches.
RCB will also have to wait for their Sri Lankan spin ace Wanindu Hasaranga, who is in New Zealand on national duty. He will miss a few opening games. Nevertheless, the late inclusion of New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell is expected to provide RCB with an aggressive batter lower down the order. The presence of Dinesh Karthik down the order also makes RCB a fearful side.
If we take a look at the head-to-head record between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians for the past 15 seasons, MI holds the edge over RCB.
Both the teams have played a total of 30 matches so far, with Mumbai winning 17 matches and Bangalore winning the other 13 matches. The last game was played in Pune last year where RCB defeated MI by seven wickets.
RCB vs MI weather prediction
As a thunderstorm spell has ceased over Karnataka, it will clear the way for a rain-free weekend ahead of the match between RCB and MI match. There are fewer chances of any weather interruptions during the match with a prediction of partly cloudy skies, 50-60 per cent of humidity, and temperatures ranging between 26-28°C.
When will the IPL match 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians take place?
The IPL match 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will take place on 2 April, Sunday.
Where will the IPL match 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians take place?
The IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
What time will the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians start?
The IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will begin at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday.
Which TV channels will broadcast the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians?
The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians match will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India.
How can I stream the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians?
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians match will be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app and website in India. You can also follow the live blog of the match on firstpost.com.
RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Avinash Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Rajan Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood.
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Piyush Chawla, Raghav Goyal, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Shams Mulani, Vishnu Vinod, Duan Jansen, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Dewald Brevis, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Sandeep Warrier.