The 10th Indian T20 League 2020 match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai between Bangalore and Mumbai. As both teams are going head to head for the first time this season, Bangalore will host Mumbai. With one win and a loss so far in their campaign, both of them have two points.
With a win against Hyderabad, Bangalore started well but suffered a massive loss of 97 runs against Punjab in their second match. In the death overs with the ball, which was followed by an entire batting order collapse, we got to see another bad outing from them. As soon as he gets fit and ready to go, they’d like to have Chris Morris’ service during the death overs. This time, they will expect to offer a much better show of fielding as they failed to take their chances that cost them the previous match literally.
On the other hand, after losing their season opener against Chennai in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai got back on track with a 49-run victory over Kolkata. In every department of the game, the defending champions outperformed Kolkata. In terms of net run rate, they have one win in two games and are well ahead of Bangalore. With no alterations to their eleven in Dubai, they would like to continue their all-round success and extend their winning streak to make it two in a row.
The weather in Dubai on Monday will be clear, and there is no risk of any weather-related disruption during the match, so there is a lot on the cards for a full-length game. It is estimated that the temperature will hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
Scoring runs in the second innings has been a challenging job for the batsmen in the 4 matches played at this venue so far. In the first innings, the runs are anticipated to flood, but it will not be easy at all to chase those runs down in the second winnings. So, the optimal option for the captain here should be batting first.
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Isuru Udana/Joshua Philippe, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Hardik Pandya
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Dream 11:
Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Shivam Dube, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Looking at the current form of both sides’ players and as for RCB skipper Virat Kohli, he has not found form yet, it seems difficult for RCB to get past the defending champions in the tournament. Mumbai Indians is expected to win this match.