IPL 2019: Match 31, MI vs RCB – Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI
Mumbai Indians (MI) suffered a setback on Saturday losing to Rajasthan Royals after three consecutive wins in the ongoing Indian Premier League. They will hope to come back when they face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) next on April 15 (Monday) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma & CO have performed well from the start of the tournament just that it wasn’t their day against Rajasthan. They will look to have a chat and regroup themselves ahead of the next tie.
Mumbai Indians is likely to miss Alzarri Joseph for the next game after the Windies pacer suffered a wrist injury during the last game. Lasith Malinga will hopefully slot in the playing XI while the remaining playing XI will be intact.
Date and Venue: April 15 (Monday) at 8:00 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium
Here is the predicted playing XI of Mumbai Indians for match 31 in this Indian Premier League (IPL) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai:
Rohit Sharma has looked in good touch but the big scores are still not coming. He has got starts but failed to continue till the last ball. The Mumbai skipper will hope to play a big knock and return to winning ways.
QUINTON DE KOCK
Quinton de Kock has provided good starts in almost all the game. In the last game against Rajasthan Royals, de Kock played an impressive knock and will expect to keep up the good form in the games to follow.
Suryakumar Yadav started the tournament on a high but gradually lost his form. The top-order batsman needs to put runs beside his name if he wants to retain his spot in the playing XI.
Kieron Pollard has contributed to his ability with the bat. However, the Windies all-rounder has not bowled in this season and the reason for the same is still unknown. Mumbai Indians will want Pollard to continue hitting the ball and win more games for the team.
Hardik Pandya has made significant contributions batting at the lower order. He has struck the ball better than none and will look to keep this form going ahead of the World Cup. Besides, he has also contributed with the ball and is an effective fielder.
Krunal Pandya has been inconsistent right from the start of the tournament. The Baroda all-rounder needs to contribute significantly if he wants to be in the good books of the national selectors.
Ishan Kishan has got his chances and will have to make the most out of it. The young wicket-keeper batsman possesses a lot of talent and needs to step up for Mumbai Indians if he wants to keep his place in the playing XI.
Rahul Chahar has chipped in wickets in the middle overs and has also been economical. The leg-spinner needs to keep up the good work with Mayank Markande warming the benches waiting for his opportunity.
The tall and lanky fast bowler from Australia has impressed in his debut season for the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma & Co will look to him for early breakthroughs with the new ball.
Jasprit Bumrah has been leading the pace attack for Mumbai Indians for quite some time now. Meanwhile, he still remains their star player but needs to keep a look at his fitness with the World Cup in sight.
Lasith Malinga is an old warhorse for the Mumbai Indians, and he had delivered every single time when the team needed the most. The Sri Lankan pacer will look to repay the trust shown by the franchise against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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