Mumbai Indians (MI) will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (May 9). Notably, MI faced a defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their previous game, while RCB lost the last encounter against Delhi Capitals (DC).
Nehal Wadhera was the only convincing batter for MI, scoring 64 runs off 51 balls. Among the bowlers, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla picked up two wickets for 25 runs.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror and Faf du Plessis were the key performers for RCB during the match against DC.
RCB currently holds the sixth position in IPL 2023 points table, while MI are in the eighth position.
The Wankhede Stadium is renowned for its shorter boundaries, which typically favour batters. However, spinners will also find the surface advantageous as the match progresses. The presence of dew will also influence the game, with the winning team likely choosing to bowl first.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Jofra Archer, Akash Madhwal, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Played: 33 | MI won: 19 | RCB won: 14 | No results: 0
- MI wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 55-60
- RCB total: 180-190
- RCB wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 50-55
- MI total: 170-180
Team bowling first to win the contest.