The fifth match of the IPL 2023 is set to take place on Sunday (April 2) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, featuring the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The RCB managed to grab the fourth spot in the previous season by winning eight out of 14 games, successfully securing a spot in the playoffs for the third time consecutively. The team made some clever moves during the mini-auction last December, including the acquisition of English speedster Reece Topley for INR 1.9 crores and Will Jacks for INR 3.2 crores. However, Jacks had to withdraw from the tournament due to a thigh injury and has been replaced by Michael Bracewell. In the previous season, RCB faced off against MI once and emerged victorious, winning the game by seven wickets.
Mumbai Indians, the most prosperous franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League, encountered a new and unprecedented situation in the 2021 season. Their performance faltered, and for the first time, they landed themselves in the last place of the leaderboard. The team, which has always been known for its excellence, only managed to secure victories in four out of the 14 games played. It was an extraordinary event for the team, as they had never won less than five games before. Before the mini-auction held last year, they traded Jason Behrendorff from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. During the auction, the team acquired Cameron Green for INR 17.5 crores, which made him the second-most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions. The team also selected an additional seven players in the auction. This year, the team will be without the services of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been ruled out of the contest due to injury, and his replacement is Sandeep Warrier.
IPL 2023 RCB vs MI Match Details
Tournament: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Match Details: RCB vs MI, Match 5
Day/Date: Sunday/2nd April 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
RCB vs MI Live Streaming Details
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RCB PLAYING XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
F du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, SS Prabhudessai, Michael Bracewell, MK Lomror, GJ Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Siraj, HV Patel, RJW Topley
MI PLAYING XI
Rohit Sharma(C), Tilak Varma, SA Yadav, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, H Shokeen, C Green, Ishan Kishan, K Kartikeya, Jofra Archer, JP Behrendorff
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
Josh Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga and Rajat Patidar are not available for selection for this game.
Today Match WEATHER REPORT
Today Match WIN PREDICTION
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Today Match PITCH CONDITION
AVG 1ST INNING SCORE
RCB vs MI PITCH REPORT
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is renowned for its relatively smaller boundaries, making it a challenging venue for bowlers to prevent runs from being scored. This stadium has witnessed two of the highest totals in the history of IPL, underscoring the dominance of batsmen on this ground. It is highly likely that batters will maintain their ascendancy throughout the game, resulting in a potentially high-scoring encounter. Furthermore, the evening start time may also contribute to the dew factor, which could be a crucial factor in the outcome of the match.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Team
Faf du Plessis (c), Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Jofra Archer, Reece Topley, Mohammad Siraj, Kumar Kartikey.