RCB vs MI: IPL 2023 Match preview, Possible lineups, Pitch report, and Dream XI team prediction

RCB vs MI, the fifth match of IPL 2023 will take place in Bengaluru. The game is set to take place at 7:30 PM

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the fifth game of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both teams would like to start the campaign with a victory, especially for Mumbai as they finished in the last position in 2022. Read the full match preview, pitch report & every detail about the SRH vs KKR match with the likes of dream XI team prediction in our fantasy sports segment.

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Match Details

Match: 5

Date: 02/04/2023

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Where to Watch: Star Sports, Jio Cinema

Venue Details | Pitch Report

The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is preferred by the batters; being batter-friendly, the match is expected to be a high-scoring contest. However, spinners can have a massive impact on the game. The average first-innings score across the last three IPL matches is 179. While pacers have accounted for the majority of wickets at the venue, there should be help available for the spinners as well. Nearly 30 percent of the wickets in the last three matches fell in the powerplay phase. Chasing is the preferred option, with dew likely to come into play.

Last 3 IPL matches at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:

  • 1st-innings score: 179
  • 2nd-innings score: 174
  • Matches won by the team batting 1st: 2
  • Matches won by the team batting 2nd: 1

RCB vs MI | Head to Head

  • Matches Played: 30
  • RCB won: 13
  • MI won: 17

RCB vs MI:

Bangalore vs Mumbai | Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers finished in the fourth position last season after winning eight out of 14 games and qualified for the playoffs for the third time in a row. They made some smart moves at the mini-auction, which occurred in December last year. They shelled out INR 1.9 crores for English pacer Reece Topley and INR 3.2 crores for Will Jacks. Jacks has been ruled out of the tournament due to a thigh injury and has been replaced by Michael Bracewell. Last season, RCB faced the Mumbai Indians once and won that game by seven wickets.

Mumbai Indians:

Mumbai Indians, the most successful franchise in the IPL's history, finished in last place during the 2021 season for the first time. They won just four out of 14 games in the season, and it was also the first time MI managed to win less than five matches. They traded Jason Behrendorff from the RCB before the mini-auction last year. In the auction, they got hold of Cameron Green for INR 17.5 crores, and he became the second-expensive player in the auction's history. They picked a total of seven more players in the auction. This year, MI will be without Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the contest and has been replaced by Sandeep Warrier.

RCB vs MI | Possible Lineups

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • F du Plessis(C)
  • Virat Kohli
  • SS Prabhudessai
  • MK Lomror
  • GJ Maxwell
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • HV Patel
  • RJW Topley
  • Michael Bracewell

Mumbai Indians:

  • Ishan Kishan
  • Rohit Sharma(C)
  • Tilak Varma
  • SA Yadav
  • Tim David
  • Ramandeep Singh
  • C Green
  • K Kartikeya
  • H Shokeen
  • Jofra Archer
  • JP Behrendorff

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RCB vs MI | Dream XI Team Prediction

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