Virat Kohli can be made captain as he would like to make a comeback after a poor show in the previous game.
The 10th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Bangalore and Mumbai at the Dubai International Stadium.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Pitted against each other in the 10th match of the Indian T20 League will be the teams led by India’s two best ODI batsmen. The Virat Kohli-led Bangalore team will be facing off against the team from Mumbai, led by the local lad, Rohit Sharma. Kohli’s men started off this tournament on a great note, winning their match against Hyderabad, but lost the following game against Punjab. This has brought them down to the second last spot in the point table.
But, the team led by Rohit Sharma, in spite of having the same number of points in their bag as Bangalore, edge past them to the third spot in the points table, owing to their excellent net run rate. Mumbai have managed to maintain a net run rate of +0.993, while Bangalore are struggling with their net run rate of -2.175. So, coming into this match, the challenge for Virat and Co. would be not only to win the match but also do that with a big margin. And, for Rohit’s team, just a simple win would do.
BAN vs MUM Weather Report:
The weather on Monday in Dubai will be clear and there is no chance of any weather-related interruption during the match, so a full-length match is very much on the cards. The temperature is expected to be hovering around the 32 Degrees Celsius mark.
In the 4 matches played at this venue so far, scoring runs in the second innings has been a really difficult task for the batsmen. The runs are expected to flow in the first innings, but chasing those runs down in the second innings would not be easy at all. So, batting first should be the ideal choice for the captain here.
Average first innings score: 175 (Four games of the tournament played here)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 1
Injury & Availability News:
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BAN vs MUM Today’s Probable XIs:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Isuru Udana/Joshua Philippe, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Parthiv Patel, Isuru Udana/Joshua Philippe, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Ahmed
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Chris Lynn, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai
BAN vs MUM Steal Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Saurabh Tiwary (8.5 credits) – Saurabh, in this tournament started, off his run on a great note and has been scoring runs since. He has played in 2 matches and has scored 63 runs, and looks to be in good touch.
Rahul Chahar (8.5 credits) – Rahul Chahar is one of the top-performing bowlers for his franchise so far, having taken 3 wickets in 2 matches while maintaining an economy rate of 7.75 runs per over.
Shivam Dube (8.5 credits) – Shivam Dube has been in top form with the ball in this tournament, with 4 wickets to his name in just the 2 matches he has played in.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Vice-Captain Options – Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs MUM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Shivam Dube
Bowlers – James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
12th Man – Washington Sundar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs MUM 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batters – AB de Villiers (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Saurabh Tiwary, Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
12th Man – Krunal Pandya
In this match, owing to the form of the batsmen playing for these two teams, you can include 4 batsmen in your team. And, for the choice of the 4th batsman, you can go for either Saurabh Tiwary or Suryakumar Yadav.
Today’s BAN vs MUM Probable Winners:
Mumbai is expected to win this match.