MI will bet on a positive balance sheet against RCB to break the losing streak
The poor form of the five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians, which has plagued them since last season, has become a source of concern for skipper Rohit Sharma. The team’s crucial match against a song-ridden Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium later on Saturday may well decide which way the star-studded MI head in this edition of the IPL.
Having lost all three games this season despite having one of the best support staff and recovery specialists, MI would capitalize on the positive record against RCB, having won 17 of the 29 games played so far with RCB winning 11 and one ending in a tie, which RCB won in a super-over.
That said, the RCB have gotten the better of the Mumbai Indians in three of the last five games, and with new skipper Faf du Plessis rounding up his squad – and the South African having also played some good shots at the top – they gives the Bengaluru team the momentum they need for the crucial game.
Veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 23-ball run, which came at a time when RCB were in dire straits against the Rajasthan Royals, also gives the team confidence that they can come back from n any situation and win if they have wickets in their hand.