Mumbai Indians have a settled lineup as compared to Bangalore . They don't need to make any changes in their squad as the team is performing well .
Royal Challengers Bangalore has a number of issues ahead of their game against Mumbai Indians. Isuru Udana may be given a chance ahead of Dale Steyn regarding the current form. Moeen Ali should also be given a chance ahead of Josh Philippe.
Mumbai Indians have got the depth in both Batting and Bowling , this helps the team to perform well and not to be overdependent on any particular Indivisual if anyone has a bad game . It will not effect the team performance in general .
As the Tournament is progressing , it is getting more excited and interesting . Yesterday Rajasthan Royals have successfully chased down 224 against Kings XI Punjab registering the most successful chase ever in IPL History Courtesy of Sanju Samson , Rahul Tewatia and late blitz by Jofra Archer . In Today's Encounter The two big Guns will take on each other when Mumbai Indians will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Stadium . Mumbai Indians is likely to play with the same team combination as they have the right balance in their team . Rohit Sharma have found the touch in his previous game and will like to carry the same form ahead of this game . Quniton De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav forms a formidable Top 3 . Lower Middle Order is also devastating with the likes of Hardik Pandya and Keiron Pollard . they also have a World class bowling lineup with mixture of youth and experience .
Royal Challengers Bangalore will like to erase their memory of their previous match against Punjab where they got 97 runs hammering from Punjab . Virat Kohli is totally out of form and he will like to improve his performance to get his team going . Ab De Villiers is the lone warrior in the batting department and will want help from Captain Kohli and Aaron Finch to get the things underway . Bowling is also a issue to be sorted out for Bangalore as Dale Steyn is looking totally out of form an also being expensive . umesh Yadav is also not helping to the cause as he is unable to pick up wickets and seeking runs in the death overs . Some changes may take place from Bangalore giving chances to Moeen Ali and Isuru Udana in place of Josh Philippe and Dale Steyn .
Dubai has served slower batting surfaces than at Abu Dhabi and so the spinners could be more of a threat as we continue to play here. The batsmen can still get plenty of runs after spending a bit of time in the centre, though. We have seen new batsmen struggle to smash big-hits immediately, possibly because of the large boundaries and the slow pitch.
Teams have so far chosen to bat second but the vast majority of the matches have been won by the teams batting first. Dew is the factor that seems to influence the captains more than anything else. We think the team that wins the toss will continue to want to field first.