MI host RCB in one of the most anticipated games of the season as both teams look to qualify 

Mumbai and RCB aim to break into the top four as they play at the Wankhede Stadium for match no 54 of the Tata IPL

(Cricket news) When these two sides met for the first time in the opening week of IPL 2023 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis had a 148-run opening stand as RCB chased down 172 with considerable ease. While du Plessis and Kohli continue to churn out the sizable contributions but their middle order are yet to fire. The biggest disappointment this season has been Dinesh Karthik as the veteran wicketkeeper is unable to finish games for his franchise which has hurt them on numerous occasions.

Mumbai Indians batting line-up of Tim David, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have clicked at the right time but they suffered on the two-paced pitch in Chennai, but at the Wankhede its different ball game all together, especially if they chase. Mumbai have won four of their six matches while chasing this IPL.

Rohit Sharma has managed only five runs in his last four IPL innings last match he dropped himself down to No.3 against CSK on Saturday, but ended up bagging another duck. For MI more bad news came as Jofra Archer was ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2023, with Chris Jordan named his replacement.

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Mumbai might be tempted to bring in English all rounder Chris Jordan or replace Archer with Jason Behrendorff. They could also bring in one of their spinners as an Impact Player in place of Suryakumar when they bowl, or vice versa.

Mumbai probable XII: 1 Ishan Kishan (wk), 2 Rohit Sharma (capt), 3 Cameron Green, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Tilak Varma/Tristan Stubbs, 6 Nehal Wadhera, 7 Tim David, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Hrithik Shokeen/Kumar Kartikeya/Raghav Goyal, 10 Jason Behrendorff/ Chris Jordan, 11 Akash Madhwal, 12 Arjun Tendulkar/Arshad Khan

RCB are likely going to use the same strategy as they will start with Kedhar Jadhav if they bat first and replace him with Harshal Patel at the innings break.

RCB probable XII: 1 Virat Kohli, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Mahipal Lomror, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Anuj Rawat/Shahbaz Ahmed, 7 Kedar Jadhav, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Karn Sharma/Vyshak Vijaykumar, 11 Josh Hazlewood, 12 Mohammed Siraj

Also read: The difficulty Rohit Sharma is having is psychological rather than physical: Virender Sehwag


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