Mumbai Indians are one of those teams in the Indian Premier League which never fails to amaze us. After winning the most difficult games, they failed to secure the spot in playoffs with a victory over Rajasthan Royals after posting on the board. Rajasthan Royals made merry of the score as Ben Stokes took Mumbai Indians’ star-studded bowling line-up to the task. Stokes’ four boundaries in a single over against Trent Boult was a treat to watch.
Mumbai Indians will look to put their past behind in the league and it is safe to say that the defeat was a blip, considering their previous performances. The team will be in a hurry to wrap their playoff spot with a victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both the teams require one victory to confirm their playoff spot but both face stiff competition from each other.
In their previous clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians almost had won the game from nowhere after they were reduced to 74/4. However, Ishan Kishan and Keiron Pollard could tie the game in the final over. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased down seven runs in the super over, handing Virat Kohli the second victory of the season. Mumbai will look to make amends from their previous game as Rohit Sharma is yet to recover completely from the hamstring injury.
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Here are the top three picks for Mumbai Indians for their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore:
1) Ishan Kishan
The southpaw was the wrecker in chief for Mumbai Indians against both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings. Against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored 99 and almost took the team home in the reverse fixture. However, Isuru Udana bowled him out in the final over and stopped Mumbai Indians from winning the game. The game ended in a tie and Mumbai Indians ended losing the game against Virat Kohli-led side.
The player is in red-hot form and has filled the void left by Rohit Sharma in the opening slot. He will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.
2) Jasprit Bumrah
The best death bowler in the world was taken into the task by AB de Villiers and Shivam Dube in the previous game in 2020 which ended in a super over. However, the player has picked his form in recent times and has proved himself as a game-changer in recent times. Against any opponent, Bumrah will be one of the top three picks for Mumbai Indians in IPL.
In the ongoing edition of the league, Jasprit Bumrah has 17 wickets to his name in 11 games. He is known for his economic bowling and the team will hope the best performance from their best player to seal the playoff spot.
3) Suryakumar Yadav
After missing the flight to Australia, Suryakumar Yadav will be more threatening than ever in the IPL. Despite the consistent performances in both the domestic circuit and IPL. The player has proved his mettle in this IPL too but couldn’t get a seat to fly to Australia with the team.
Against RCB, Suryakumar Yadav will have a point to prove. He will be looking to put up a performance against the national team captain’s side and win the game for his team. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav will have to support the middle order and put up a strong show at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.