IPL 2018: Match 14, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Toss Report
Here is what the captains said:
“We are gonna have a bowl first. Looks a damp wicket, there was a damp cover since the evening. It’s been a hard ground to defend. We want to give ourselves the best chance with the new ball.”
“Looks a hard wicket and the surface shouldn’t be changing much. The second half will be tough, won’t be easy. We need to be positive. It’s a tough situation that we are in but we have done it before and I don’t see any reason why cannot do it again. Won’t be easy. Need to do the little things better.”
Before the start of the season, nobody had thought that Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore would be at this position. Both the teams have made disastrous start to their campaigns and are languishing at the bottom half of the points table.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are yet to open their account after three games. They lost all the games closely and are now at the bottom of the table. In their last game against Mumbai Indians, they managed to put up a huge 195 but ended up losing the game on the very last ball of the match.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers have managed to open their account with a win over Kings XI Punjab but they have looked far from impressive. Neither their batting nor their bowling has managed to make a big impression so far. The performances have come in parts and bits and as a result they have lost two of their opening three games.
With other teams doing well, both Mumbai and Bangalore would be seeking a fresh start from the upcoming game to keep up pace with their opponents.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
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