This clash is vital for the playoff race with both sides on 14 points after 11 matches and whoever does prevail will all but guarantee their spot in the semis. The last encounter between the two went all the way to a Super Over, which Bangalore went on to win on the final ball through Virat Kohli’s bat.
We feel that the result could be a little different this time around, as although Mumbai Indians were victims of some quality batting from Rajasthan Royals’ Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson last time out, who hit 152 runs between them to chase down the 195 total with 10 balls to spare.
However, prior to that encounter, Mumbai thrashed Chennai Super Kings by 10 wickets having bowled their opponents out for 114, with Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar coming up trumps, and that last defeat can be put down as a one off than anything else.
Mumbai Indians To Win
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be frustrated about their last performance when losing to that same Chennai Super Kings outfit that their next opponents recently cruised past, and off the back of that alone we have to be more in the Mumbai Indians camp.
Too often Bangalore have relied upon the ability of AB de Villiers or Virat Kohli to win them matches, and although they have the ability to take the game to any side, we can’t be getting behind them to carry the side yet again against what is an extremely well balanced Mumbai outfit.