Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to meet for the first time in theIndian Premier League (IPL) 2017 today afternoon at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This is the fourth match for both RCB and MI. You can catch the live telecast of RCB vs MI match on Sony SIX/HD, Sony MAX and Sony ESPN/HD. Online viewers can watch RCB vs MI Live Streaming on HotStar for free.
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This is a very important game for the Royal Challengers as they have lost 2 out of the 3 games they have played thus far. But, they are going to get a huge boost in this game as their captain Virat Kohli has been declared fit to play.
The RCB skipper missed the first three games due to a shoulder injury he endured while diving for a ball in the 3rd test vs Australia and also missed the subsequent test. Virat Kohli was the hero for them in the last season as he made a staggering 973 runs in just 16 matches to guide RCB to the finals.
In his absence, stand-in skipper Shane Watson has not quite looked comfortable with the captaincy as he admitted to have made some tactical errors in the previous game. The form of the big-hitting Chris Gayle has also been a concern as he was benched in the last game but RCB will need his batting exploits to be successful this season. And with AB De Villiers in as good form as he has been, they look like a batting side any bowler would fear to face.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians (MI) are roaring high in confidence as they beat the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their previous game quite comprehensively by 4 wickets. Nitish Rana and the Pandya brothers have been the stars for them until now. Rana has had scores of 34, 50 and 45 in the three games he has played and as has been the protagonist for the Mumbai Indians (MI).
Hardik Pandya has given blistering cameos in the first and second game and on the other hand, his brother Krunal was brilliant with both bat and ball in their second and third game. But they have had their concerns as their top order has not fired and especially the form of their skipper Rohit Sharma has been a major concern as he has not looked good in any of the games until now. New Zealand speedster Mitchell McClenaghan has been the concern with the ball as he has conceded 51 and 42 in his 4 overs in the last two games.
The head to head between them is in the favour of the Mumbai Indian (MI) 11-8 with Mumbai Indians (MI) winning 6 out of the 7 matches that have been played at the Chinnaswamy stadium. This looks to be a mouthwatering contest as we could witness the battle between the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Aussie speedster Mitchel Johnson as the Mumbai Indians (MI) look to spoil the return party of the RCB skipper.
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