Who will win MI vs RCB, IPL 2017 38th Match?
Our Prediction Mumbai Indians are favorites to win
Mumbai Indians will be taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in match no. 38 of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2017. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will be the setting for this fixture scheduled to be played on May 1. Live telecast is set to begin at 4 PM local time.
MI vs RCB 38th Match: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Set Max, Sony Six, Sky Sports
Live streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Star Sports
The last couple of matches at the Wankhede have been won by the side batting first as the ball has done a bit more during the second period of play. So the team that wins the toss here may want to have a bat first. We predict Mumbai Indians to win the toss in this game as they have a very good toss history at this venue.
Read on for team previews, latest odds, betting tips and prediction for MI vs RCB, IPL 2017 38th match..
The team seems to be in good physical condition as none of the players have been reported to be injured. The selectors will be pleased to see Lasith Malinga back among the wickets as the Sri Lankan speedster claimed a couple in the last game. He is expected to retain his place and keep Mitchell Johnson out of action.
Nitish Rana, Jos Buttler and Rohit Sharma will be the key batsmen for the Mumbai Indians at the top of the order. Rana is going though a terrific form and he is expected to play a good knock in this match. Kieron Pollard who scored a match-winning 70 in the reverse fixture will be another batsman to watch out for. Mitchell McClenaghan took 2-20 in that game and he is one of the leading wicket-takers in this IPL. He is a bowler to watch out for along with Jasprit Bumrah whose 2-32 and perfect execution of yorkers in the super over against Gujarat Lions helped Mumbai Indians earn two points.
Mumbai Indians find themselves comfortably positioned on the second place on the IPL leaderboard and are inching closer towards the playoffs round. They have played five home games in this edition of the Indian Premier League and have won four of them.
MI Predicted Playing 11
RG Sharma (c), PA Patel (wk), JC Buttler, N Rana, KH Pandya, KA Pollard, HH Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, MJ McClenaghan, SL Malinga, JJ Bumrah.
The selectors seem to have no other option but to stick with the same lineup despite the team’s poor performances in the past. Good news for them is that there are no injuries to any of the players and they will have the full squad to choose from for this match.
Kedar Jadhav has scored the most number of runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and it will be crucial that he clicks, especially with Gayle and de Villiers not being among the runs this season. Virat Kohli scored his third fifty of the season in the last game against RPS. He had also made 62 in RCB’s last game against MI and the team will expect him to play a similar innings in this match. Samuel Badree notched up a four-wicket haul in that match and the legspinner will be the team’s biggest hope with the ball. Yuzvendra Chahal is another leggie who has been impressive since the start of the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s campaign in this year’s IPL is all but over. They are placed second-to-bottom on the IPL 2017 points table with just two wins from 10 league matches. Their 61-run defeat at the hands of Rising Pune Supergiant in the last game has put them out of contention for the playoffs round.
RCB Predicted Playing 11
V Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, TM Head, KM Jadhav (wk), Sachin Baby, STR Binny, P Negi, AF Milne, S Badree, S Aravind, YS Chahal.
MI vs RCB Head to Head
Mumbai Indians have won 60% of their matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. They have won 12 out of the 20 they have played so far, including both the matches of the previous edition and the one played earlier this season. The two teams have gone head-to-head seven times at the Wankhede in the past with the hosts emerging victors on four occasions.
MI vs RCB Betting Odds
Mumbai Indians have been in top form since the start of the Indian Premier League 2017. They have won 7 out of their 9 matches so far and look well set to advance through to the playoffs. MI will be playing at their fortress where they have won more than two-thirds of their matches and so they start as unsurprising favourites to win this game at best odds of 1.8 with betfair and 1.72 with bet365. Royal Challengers Bangalore, given their continued dismal performance, are outsiders at 2.22 with Betfair and 2.10 with Bet365.
MI vs RCB Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking down and out at the moment and this has been primarily due to the failure of their famed batting lineup. The likes of Kohli, de Villiers and Gayle have not played to their potential which has hurt the team the most. Kohli and Co. simply do not look in the right frame of mind and they will be playing this match to salvage their pride.
Mumbai Indians have all their bases covered and they are one of the more balanced units in the tournament. There journey so far this season has been pretty smooth and they hardly seem to have put a foot wrong. MI boast a fabulous home record with six wins in their last seven matches which is one of the main reasons why we predict them to win this match.
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