IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 31 – RCB Travel to Mumbai In Search of Second Win

IPL 2019: Match 31 - RCB Travel to Mumbai In Search of Second Win


Following a doubleheader Sunday, the action now moves to Mumbai for Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) clash. Royal Challengers Bangalore have been relieved to bag their first win this season as it came very late, in their 7th match. However, they would hope to gain some momentum to stay alive in the tournament.

Mumbai Indians failed to defend 188 against Rajasthan Royals thanks to a Buttler special. They would be looking to get back to winning ways to make their win tally 5 from 8 games. RCB is still at the bottom of the table with just one win. The nearest team is Rajasthan with 2 wins.

Team News

The sad news for Mumbai Indians is that their breakout star, Alzarri Joseph has injured his shoulder and he is out of the IPL 12. He will most likely make way for Sri Lankan pacer, Lasith Malinga who has been traveling between India and Sri Lanka to play both the IPL and Sri Lanka’s domestic One Day Cup.

Royal Challengers Bangalore finally looked like a team which would win any game on any day, therefore we don’t expect any changes to the winning combination from last game.

Playing XI

Here are the teams for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match:

Mumbai Indians

  1. Rohit Sharma(c)
  2. Quinton de Kock
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Kieron Pollard
  5. Hardik Pandya
  6. Ishan Kishan(w)
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Rahul Chahar
  9. Jason Behrendorff
  10. Lasith Malinga
  11. Jasprit Bumrah


Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Parthiv Patel(w)
  2. Virat Kohli(c)
  3. AB de Villiers
  4. Marcus Stoinis
  5. Moeen Ali
  6. Akshdeep Nath
  7. Pawan Negi
  8. Umesh Yadav
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Navdeep Saini
  11. Mohammed Siraj


Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Weather Conditions: Rain is unlikely to impact MI vs RCB match.

Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to field.

What’s on Twitter?

It’s matchday for RCB.

Rohit Sharma has stellar numbers against RCB.

Virat Kohli liked it in the last game.

Can RCB get another win two in two? Let us know what you think.

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