Royal Challengers Bangalore will visit Mumbai Indians in the match 14 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Mumbai Indians have played four matches so far in the league, and have lost in three of them. Needless to mention, the men in blue are sitting at the seventh place in the table with just two points.
However, in their defense, their shaky form can be rather attributed to their tumultuous schedule. They have lost their previous two matches consecutively, where were played in a matter of three days. After losing to Gujarat Lions by three wickets last Saturday, they moved on to lose to Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets on Monday.
On both the occasions, they were made to bat first. But their opening batsmen collapsed quickly, leading to eventual scores of 143 and 142 respectively. Introducing Martin Guptill into the squad didn’t work well for them either, as he failed to return to his smashing batting form and was knocked out for just two runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
As for Royal Challengers Bangalore, they have played two matches so far, with a record of 1-1. Both the matches have been on the batting pitch of Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where RCB batted first and set a gigantic target.
However, they fell short against Delhi Daredevils a few days back, as they lost to them by seven wickets. Nonetheless, they can certainly seek some solace from the fact that their opening batsmen – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are in a terrific form.
The one aspect where the lads from Bangalore need to work on is their bowling. With the absence of Mitchell Starc for the rest of the season, Adam Milne and Kane Richardson have got to step up, along with Sreenath Aravind. Given that the Wankhede Stadium is significantly larger, the bowlers may have better economy rates than in Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians head-to-head
Mumbai Indians have won on 11 occasions, while losing on the remaining eight. However, given their recent form, they will be the underdogs here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians betting tips for the IPL match one:
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Wednesday, April 20.