MI vs RCB, IPL 2019, Match 31 Preview, Predicted XI: Royal Challengers Bangalore all set to lock horns against Mumbai Indians after opening a winning account

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After six straight losses, Royal Challengers Bangalore finally got a win. Though the victory wasn’t able to stir the position at the points table, Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore will be happy to be not out. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab in the previous clash at Mohali, where Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers were the architects of the victory. Now, RCB is all set to face a champion team Mumbai Indians, who have also suffered defeat in the previous clash.

Mumbai Indians lost to Rajasthan Royals after Jos Buttler showed some devastating form of batting, wherein an over against Alzarri Joseph, the figures were like 6,4,4,4,4,4. Also, Jos Buttler was rewarded with the Man of the Match title. Meanwhile, despite suffering defeat in the previous clash, Mumbai Indians might go unchanged. But if Alzarri Joseph will not be fit following the bad landing on his shoulder, then Lasith Malinga will come back to the playing XI.

On the other side, Royal Challengers Bangalore though have won the previous clash against Kings XI Punjab, but they need to win the next matches consecutively to be in the tournament. Since the team has just won, RCB might deploy the same XI. Since 2016, Mumbai Indians are one point ahead of the head to head against Royal Challengers Bangalore, including all the three at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendoff, Alzarri Joseph/Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Teams:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan(w), Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee

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