IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 7 – RCB and MI to Clash in Search of 1st Win (Pre-Match)

IPL 2019 Match 7: RCB and MI to Clash in Search of 1st Win (Pre-Match)


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) will be an evenly poised contest as both the teams would be looking for their first win of the season after facing defeats in the opening games. RCB’s recent record against MI is abysmal as Kohli-led team has won only 1 out of 5 matches.

RCB vs MI matches are always a treat to watch as both the teams are full of some big players and the faceoff promises to be a nervy contest.

Team News

After an injury scare, Jasprit Bumrah is expected to slot into the Mumbai playing XI while another pacer, Alzarri Joseph who has joined the team as a replacement for Kiwi pacer, Adam Milne might also feature in the match.

RCB will have some questions to answer especially when it comes to batting woes. With the likes of Virat Kohli and AD de Villiers in the top order, RCB can turn the tables almost instantly. The team read the pitch poorly against Chennai Super Kings, however, this is a home game for RCB and they would know about the pitch all too well.

Playing XI

These are the playing XIs for the two teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Virat Kohli (c)
  2. Parthiv Patel (wk)
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. AB de Villiers
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Shivam Dube
  7. Colin de Grandhomme
  8. Navdeep Saini
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Umesh Yadav
  11. Mohammed Siraj


Mumbai Indians

  1. Rohit Sharma (c)
  2. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Yuvraj Singh
  5. Kieron Pollard
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Mayank Markande
  9. Lasith Malinga
  10. Mitchell McClenaghan
  11. Jasprit Bumrah

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

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

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Weather Conditions: Rain will not be playing any part in tonight’s high-octane match.

Toss: RCB won the toss and chose to field first.

What’s on Twitter?

Malinga is back for Mumbai.

Why hasn’t the match already started yet!

The stage is set for a classic match.

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