The Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai will host the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on Monday (September 28). The two franchises are going to face each other for the first time in the ongoing tournament.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians: Pitch Report
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played both their past two clashes at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Against SunRisers Hyderabad, they registered victory while faced defeat against Kings XI Punjab when they chased the target.
So far, in the tournament, the franchises have troubled to chase down the target because of the dew. So, it will be crucial to win the toss for RCB and MI to have upper hand in the game. Also, Dubai is hosting the fifth match of this season so the pitch is expected to be slowish.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians: Weather Forecast
The maximum temperature in Dubai on the matchday will be 38 degrees Celsius while the minimum expected temperature is 26 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at a speed of 19 km/hr. The hot and humid climate will make players sweat hard. Therefore, the players will have to keep themselves hydrated to maintain their energy until the last ball of the match. Rohit Sharma had also said that he was tired at the end of the games against KKR because of the prevailing weather conditions.
RCB Predicted XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
MI Predicted XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.