Mumbai Indians welcome Royal Challengers Bangalore to the Wankhede Stadium for the 14th match of IPL 2016 on 20 April. It is a highly anticipated clash, with Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard coming up against each other.
Where to Watch Live
Match starts at 3.30pm BST/8pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will telecast it in India. Click here for the live streaming link.
Mumbai Indians come into this game on the back of a disappointing loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was their third loss in four games, which puts them in the penultimate place in the table. They have also played one game more than all the other teams. Rohit Sharma's team are known to start slow and gain momentum in the latter stages of the tournament. They are yet to win at home with their only win coming at Eden Gardens against Kolkata Knight Riders.
In the last two games, it has been their batting that has let them down, and it will be crucial they put runs on the board that their bowlers can defend. Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan have been outstanding for the defending champs, and will enable them to go into games with a positive mindset.
Royal Challengers Bangalore also come into this game following a loss at the hands of Delhi Daredevils thanks to a scintillating knock from Quinton de Kock. The South African raced to a magnificent 101 off 49 balls to make RCB's total of 191 look paltry. Unlike the Mumbai Indians, the Virat Kohli-led team are confident about their batting ability with the skipper along with AB de Villliers and Shane Watson showing good form. But Chris Gayle is yet to join the party and they will hope he fires at Wankhede on Wednesday.
Their bowling, however, is a cause for concern due to the absence of two of their main bowlers Mitchell Starc and Samuel Badree, who are both injured and are unlikely to return for the rest of the tournament. They do not have a game-changing bowler and that could hamper their progress in the tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore to win
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore to win: 5/8
- Mumbai Indians to win: 6/5
Possible XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Ambati Rayudu, Martin Guptill, Harbhajan Singh, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Possible XI: Virat Kohli (C), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedhar Jadhav (wk), Stuart Binny, Adam Milne, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel