Monday, 1 May 2017

IPL 2017 Match 38 MI vs RCB: Preview, Prediction and Head to Head

MI vs RCB Match 38 IPL 2017

38th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 1st May, 2017 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Dew factor can be neglected as it is an afternoon game. And this is also the 6th game for MI at home and only lost one against Rising Pune Supergiant.


Mumbai Indians are second on the points table with 14 points in their 9 matches; they lost both their matches against Rising Pune Supergiant. Their wins are completely team performance; both bowling and batting. They had defended low score and also chased the mammoth total. In last match against Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians won in Super Over, this may be concern as batting order looked little bit flop compared to bowling, they were not able to chase 153 at Rajkot. While Mumbai Indians is coming from the win; but would be surely introspecting their performance. Playing XI for Mumbai Indians is likely to see no changes as they looked settled with their combination.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has almost out of the IPL 2017; only miracle can make them qualify for play-offs. This has been the worst downfall for the RCB. Their strength had let them down. RCB the strongest batting side on the paper and the strongest by performance till last season has nothing left this season. With the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers and the team is all-out for 49 runs, lowest by team in IPL history. Their bowler looked more powerful this season, they were leading the team; vice-versa of last season.


Head to Head: MI vs RCB

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore had 20 encounters, MI had won 12 of them and RCB had won only 8. Out of 8 matches at Wankhede, MI and RCB are event at 4 wins each.

Date Winner Won By Venue
20th April, 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 Wickets Mumbai
28th May, 2008 Mumbai Indians 9 Wickets Bengaluru
3rd May, 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 Wickets Johannesburg
10th May, 2009 Mumbai Indians 16 Runs Port Elizabeth
20 March, 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Mumbai
17 April, 2010 Mumbai Indians 57 Runs Bengaluru
21st April, 2010 Mumbai Indians 35 Runs Mumbai
12th April, 2011 Mumbai Indians 9 Wickets Bengaluru
27th May, 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 43 Runs Chennai
9th May, 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 Wickets Mumbai
14th May, 2012 Mumbai Indians 5 Wickets Bengaluru
4th April, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 Runs Bengaluru
27th April, 2013 Mumbai Indians 58 Runs Mumbai
19th April, 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Dubai
6th May, 2014 Mumbai Indians 19 Runs Mumbai
19th April, 2015 Mumbai Indians 18 Runs Bengaluru
10th May, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 39 Runs Mumbai
20th April, 2016 Mumbai Indians 6 Wickets Mumbai
11th May, 2016 Mumbai Indians 6 Wickets Bengaluru
14th April, 2017 Mumbai Indians 4 Wickets Bengaluru

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 38: MI vs RCB

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 1st May, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Royal Challengers Won the toss and opted to bat first

Result: Mumbai Indians Won by 5 Wickets

Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma

Playing XI for MI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Playing XI for RCB: Travis Head, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Aniket Choudhary, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal

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