Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will play the 31st match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) on 1st May 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The temperature will be below 28ºC during the match hours with a little bit of humidity around 50%.
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Pitch Report
Chinnaswamy pitch is bringing surprises in every match; Chinnaswamy pitch was taking a significant turn in the last match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. The pitch is a bit slower to what was seen in previous matches. The ball is gripping, spinning and holding up on the pitch and definitely helping the spinners.
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Team News
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indian have played 7 matches and are with 4 points at 7th and 6th position respectively; 2 wins and 5 losses each.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team News
Royal Challengers Bangalore star player, AB de Villiers missed the last match due to illness. Hopefully, he will play this match; likely to replace Brendon McCullum or Colin de Grandhomme.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Team News
Mumbai Indians are coming with a win against the table topper Chennai Super Kings and are unlikely to tinker their playing XI.
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Head to Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have played 22 matches against each other in IPL, out of which Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 8 matches and 14 matches are won by Mumbai Indians.
Last 5 matches between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are won by Mumbai Indians. The last match between them in IPL 2018 was won by Mumbai Indians by 46 runs at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
At M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru both Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians have met 8 times; Royal Challengers managed to win only 1 match whereas Mumbai Indians have won 7 matches.
|Total||RCB Won||MI Won|
|At M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Toss Prediction
4 of the 5 matches played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru played this season are won by chasing second. Any total is difficult to defend here defend due to short boundaries. So toss winning captain would like to chase here.
IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Score Prediction
Looking to the slow and turning pitch 180 will be a good total to post but 195+ can be considered a par score here.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||175+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI Who will Win?
Three of the top four totals posted in IPL 2018 have been against Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB has to stop the leaking runs and also fielding was crucial in the last match. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians would be confident after winning their last match against Chennai Super Kings. Also, Mumbai Indians got runs at the top order.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||35%||40%|
In our prediction, Mumbai Indians have more chance of winning this match by looking at their performance and the previous record.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 31 RCB vs MI
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 1st May, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first..
Playing XI for RCB: Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), Brendon McCullum, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
Playing XI for MI: Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Polloard, Ishan Kishan(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Ben Cutting.