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IPL 2019, Match 31 - MI vs RCB: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips - Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Crictracker 2019-04-14 16:23:11

It is the week of rivalry in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and it starts with the clash between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The Wankhede stadium witnessed a heartbreak on Saturday with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) chasing down the total successfully. The home team will now be challenged by the rejuvenated Virat Kohli and his men who defeated the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their own den.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers looked in great touch the other day even as Marcus Stoinis played the role of the finisher perfectly. The bowling attack also fared well for them and there shouldn’t be any changes to the RCB line-up for this game. As far as MI is concerned, Alzarri Joseph injured his shoulder the other day and he might be replaced by Lasith Malinga who is now available for them.

Match Details:

The 31st game of the IPL between MI and RCB will be hosted by the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

The temperature will hover around 30-32 Degrees Celsius even as the humidity will touch sky-high which is common in Mumbai now. No rain is in the forecast.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

Mumbai Indians – L, W, W, W, L

Royal Challengers Bangalore – W, L, L, L, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Wankhede pitch has produced high scores this season so far in four matches. With the match set to be played in the evening, the dew will also come and defending a total will be extremely tough.

Average first-innings score: 192 – Last 4 IPL matches in Mumbai

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XI:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

Bench: Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Quinton de Kock, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Alzarri Joseph.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Washington Sundar , Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Pawan Negi.

Team News:

Alzarri Joseph injured his shoulder in the last match and he is likely to miss out. Malinga will most probably replace him.

Dale Steyn is still not available for RCB and will join the team on April 19.


Power Picks:

AB de Villiers vs MI in IPL: 19 inns 581 runs 41.50 average 1 century 2 fifties

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain Options: Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Moeen Ali.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – Quinton de Kock (VC)

Batsmen – AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan

All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Parthiv Patel

Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav (VC)

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya

Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.


Expert Advice:

If you want to take all the three Rohit, Kohli and De Villiers, then it is tough to have both Bumrah and Chahal in the team.

Probable Winners:

It is tough to predict the winner of the team. The chasing team will have the advantage in the game.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.