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Match Preview IPL 2017: Match 12 RCB vs MI

RCB vs MI Match 12 IPL 2017

The twelfth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is on Friday, 14th April between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at M. Chinnasawamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Chinnaswamy is usually a batting friendly turf and since both the teams mentioned are batsmen dominant, we can expect a high scoring match.

This will be the fourth game for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2017. RCB had lost their last game against Kings XI Punjab at Indore. RCB with strong batting line-up on paper got short of runs in the game. Watson had opted to bat after winning the toss but they lost 3 crucial wickets in the power play. It was AB de Villiers who scored 89 runs to bring the total to 150 for RCB. AB de Villiers was in for Chris Gayle, but looking at the batting line up fir this game, Chris Gayle may be included in place of a bowler. Virat Kholi has been seen practising in nets and it is possible to see him in the playing XI, but uptill now, no official updates are out.

This is also the fourth game for Mumbai Indians in the tournament. Mumbai Indians is third on the points table with 4 points (2 wins and 1 loss). In the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, MI managed to register a win. Inspite of SRH’s David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan fifty runs opening partnership, MI bowlers never allowed the match to slip out of their hand. MI bowlers maintained the good control and managed to restrict SRH to 159 which is below the par score; but Mitchell McClenaghan's form is a serious concern as he bowled 4 overs at an expensive economy of 10.4. In batting section, Hit-man Rohit Sharma is out of form but Nitsih Rana once again showed his class.

Head to head: RCB vs MI

MI and RCB have played 19 games against each other out of which 11 are won by MI and 8 by RCB. You will be surprised to know that out of 7 games played at Bengaluru, RCB has only managed to win on one occassion, and that also by 2 runs in IPL 2013. Looking at the current performance of the teams,  MI appears to have an upper hand.

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

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 12: RCB vs MI

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 13th April, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field

Result: Mumbai Indians Won by 4 Wickets

Man of the Match: Kieron Pollard

Playing XI for RCB: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal

Playing XI for MI: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma(c), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah