In the 10th game of the IPL 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium. The game is one of the most fierce battles of the league despite Mumbai Indians leading the head to head records.
Mumbai Indians start the game as favourites owing to multiple factors like their winning form, star players and the experience they possess. Mumbai Indians are on the back of a victory against Kolkata Knight Riders where every department outclassed their opponents.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 28, 2020
There are a lot of things at stake for Mumbai Indians when they face Virat Kohli led-side on Monday. The toss has played a crucial factor in the games apart from dew. Though dew affects the bowlers’ performances, the first batting side has won in the Dubai International Stadium in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league.
Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Stadium
#1) Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai skipper played a big role against Kolkata Knight Riders with his scintillating batting form. Despite losing his batting partner early when put to bat, Rohit Sharma forged a great inning with Suryakumar Yadav and parried Mumbai Indians to safety without any damage. However, Rohit Sharma will be kicking himself as he missed out on a century after getting to a great start.
Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit Sharma might look to realize his dream as RCB’s bowlers look out of form. Umesh Yadav and Dale Steyn were battered by KL Rahul in their previous match. Despite Rohit’s weakness against leg-break bowlers, he will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians.
#2) Suryakumar Yadav
If there is one player in the Mumbai Indians line-up who doesn’t get the proper recognition for his consistency and fine form, it would be Suryakumar Yadav. Since his association with Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav has played some scintillating knocks leading to multiple victories. Few times, Suryakumar Yadav has led the team to the victories single-handedly.
Against KKR, Suryakumar Yadav was once again in fine touch and held the fort of Mumbai Indians after the early fall of Quinton de Kock. He will look to reciprocate the form once again against RCB and will be one of the top three picks from the Mumbai side to watch out for on Monday.
#3) Jasprit Bumrah
After a dismal show against Chennai Super Kings in the first game of the season, Jaspirt Bumrah returned to his best form against Kolkata Knight Riders. Defending a humongous total of 195, Bumrah gave just five runs in his three overs. Despite going for runs in his final over, Bumrah was able to restrict the big hitters like Andre Russell for a small score.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has a weak middle and death batting and Jasprit Bumrah will look to battle it out again. However, he should vary the onslaught by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers if they get going at Dubai International Stadium.