MI vs RCB Match Preview: Rohit and Kohli’s teams will be a fierce competition, IPL 2020. The Indian Premier League (IPL) will be witness to a tremendous battle between the two legendary batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma on Monday.
MI vs RCB Match: Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rohit’s Mumbai Indians (MI) teams will be face to face at the Dubai International Stadium. In terms of captaincy, Rohit has proved to be better than Kohli in IPL.
Rohit, who won the title to Mumbai four times, is counted among the league’s most captains, but Kohli’s lap is listless without a trophy.
Rohit one step ahead of Kohli: Talking about batting, Rohit is one step ahead of Kohli this season. In the last match, he had written the story of the team’s victory by playing the best innings against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but Kohli has not been able to do so yet.
In the last two matches, he has been ineffective with the bat. Kohli will be eyeing his return to form in the match on Monday. Kohli knows that the team is largely dependent on him. Keeping his bat calm means ending half of RCB’s strength.
Opening pair RCB’s trouble: As far as the opening pair is concerned, Devdutt Padiqkal, who scored a half-century in the first match, is in good form. He will face a tough challenge in this match as it is not easy for anyone to play Jaspreet Bumrah of Mumbai. Their opening partner Aaron Finch is also in rhythm.
Though he has not played any big innings yet, his bat can run anytime. One of the weaknesses of the team that one can say is that of a finisher. Here the team has not yet shown any big name or talent that can run fast in the last over.
No edge in bowling: In bowling, the team has the same name as Dale Steyn, but Stein has not yet seen that edge for which he is known. Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini did well against Hyderabad in the first match.
In fact, both of them will bear the weight of the team’s bowling. The team will depend on Yuzvendra Singh Chahal in the spin. Chahal took wickets at crucial times in both the last matches.
Mumbai batsman in the form: MI (Mumbai Indians) opener Quinton Dickock and Rohit Sharma are in form. Suryakumar Yadav is also scoring. Saurabh Tiwary has not played a big innings yet, but he is handling the team. The bat of the Pandya brothers in the lower order is silent and Kieron Pollard has also remained calm.
Mumbai’s problem: In bowling, Rohit would like to be a little cautious as he has two world batsmen Kohli and de Villiers in front of him. If anyone of them goes, then Rohit is aware of that outcome.
Rohit will definitely watch the match between Kings XI Punjab and RCB where Punjab had fielded two leg spinners as a special strategy to stop both these batsmen. Here the responsibility of leg-spinner Rahul Chahar will increase and if Rohit wants to go with the other spinner then it will be interesting to see who he will be.
Apart from Bumrah in fast bowling, Trent Boult will also have the responsibility to try and put Finch, Kohli, and de Villiers in the pavilion in the beginning.