Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians both have played two matches each in this edition so far. Both the teams have one win each in their kitty.
Head to Head
The Head to Head between these two teams is heavily in favour of Mumbai Indians.
In total, they have played 25 matches out of which MI have won 16 matches while KKR has won only 9..
In the last four matches played between these two teams, MI has won 4 out of the 3 matches.
Top Players of KKR and MI
V Kohli: He hasn't performed as per the expectation in the first two matches of IPL but he is arguably the best batsman in the world of cricket right now, so sooner or later he will come to the party.
AB de Villiers: He is the only player in this team who looks in the form right now; he scored a 50 in the first match against SRH and a quickfire 28 against KXIP. In the past, he has performed exceptionally well against KXIP; he has scored 680 runs at an average of 52.30.
D Steyn: He has been extremely expensive in the first 2 matches of the tournament. One would wonder if he would be selected to play in the 3rd match or not but him being the champion bowler that he is we cannot rule him over and out as yet. Overall, he has an economy rate of 6.78 which is the best amongst the fast bowlers who have played at least 20 matches.
Y Chahal: He was instrumental in RCB’s win against SRH and along with W Sundar was the pick of the bowlers in the match against KXIP as well. Y Chahal versus Rohit could be an exciting dual to watch.
R Sharma: He went berserk versus KKR looking in imperious form against them. If he stays not out for a few overs he is known to score big runs. This star Indian batsman is not only known for his effortless batting but also his astute captaincy.
K Pollard: He hasn't done anything extravagant in the tournament so far but he has been the go-to finisher for Mumbai Indians for a long time now. In 2019, he scored 279 runs at a strike rate of 156.74.
J Bumrah: He was expensive in the first match but bowled much better against KKR picking up 2 wickets. He is likely to improve more as the tournament progresses.
Q de Kock: He played an excellent inning in the first match for MI but failed in the second match. He is less likely to fail twice in a row, we can expect a swashbuckling opening batting stand between de Kock and Rohit.
H Pandya: He along with Pollard makes a destructive lower middle-order for MI. He hasn't got going yet in this tournament but like Pollard, he is a very crucial player for MI.
Likely Playing 11
Player to watch out for
Aaron Finch (RCB) and V Kohli could play a crucial role in the match because although they have not spent much time on the crease they are the kind of the players who can perform well when the going gets tough.
Personally, I think Mumbai Indians should win this match. One cannot underestimate the RCB team with the amount of individual talent they have in the squad but cricket is the team sport and if they don't click together they would fail time and again.