Krunal Pandya’s bowling seemed to be Mumbai Indians’ strength in today’s match at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, as the bowler ousted Kohli and ABD in the same over, leaving RCB with a total of 98/3 in 13 overs.
After winning the toss, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma decided to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bangalore made five changes to their side. Stuart Binny came in for Parveez Rasool, Travis Head for Chris Gayle, Kane Richardson for David Wiese, Iqbal Abdulla for Yuzvendra Chahal and Varun Aaron for Sreenath Aravind.
Martin Guptill was replaced by all-rounder Kieron Pollard in Mumbai team.
RCB come into the needle clash after being flattened by South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock’s masterly hundred, the first ton by any batsman this season, and they will need to quickly correct their bowling combination.
Two-time title winners, MI have slumped to defeats in both their home matches this season – to IPL debutants Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions – and they would be keen to score their first win on their traditional home ground in one of the two remaining games scheduled at the Wankhede Stadium before they move to Jaipur, which will become their new home for rest of the season.
(With Agency Inputs)