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RCB vs MI Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2019 highlights: Royal Challengers win toss, elect to bowl first

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI Team Predicted Playing 11 for Today Match highlights: Catch live action and updates as we build up to IPL 2019 clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 28, 2019 7:36:12 pm
IPL 2019 Match 6, RCB vs MI LIVE: IPL 2019 Match 6, RCB vs MI highlights: Royal Challengers face Mumbai Indians. (Source: PTI)

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI Team Predicted Playing 11 for Today Match highlights: Mumbai Indians will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second match of IPL 2019 season on Thursday. The focus will be on the participation of Jasprit Bumrah, who pulled off a hamstring injury during MI’s opener against Delhi Capitals. The seamer is still being assessed, and with the World Cup, it will be interesting to see whether MI play him.


Both the teams will be entering on the back of a defeat in their first game, and will be eager to register their maiden win this season. For Virat Kohli’s side, it will be a chance to redeem themselves after a dreadful showing with the bat against CSK in the tournament opener.

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IPL 2019 Live, RCB vs MI Build-up highlights

19:33 (IST)28 Mar 2019

RCB has won the toss and have opted to bowl first. 

19:13 (IST)28 Mar 2019

Less than an hour to go, who will emerge victorious?

Mumbai or Bangalore. FOLLOW LIVE SCORE

18:46 (IST)28 Mar 2019
18:27 (IST)28 Mar 2019

Mumbai Indians will be boosted by the return of Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga. The 35-year-old had initially made himself unavailable for the team’s first six matches as he was supposed to participate in Sri Lanka’s Super Provincial One-Day domestic tournament, scheduled for April 4-11. However, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday released Lasith Malinga for IPL, saying the fast bowler will get to bowl against better batsmen in the Twenty20 league. READ MORE

18:09 (IST)28 Mar 2019

The RCB squad has reached M Chinnaswamy Stadium and have begun their warm-ups.

17:52 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Jofra Archer rates Jasprit Bumrah as 'best T20 bowler'

Jofra Archer, one of the most sought-after bowlers in franchise-based leagues, rates Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the best T20 bowler currently playing in world cricket. READ MORE

17:16 (IST)28 Mar 2019
WATCH: Pietersen play gully cricket with kids

Meanwhile, former RCB player Kevin Pietersen tries his luck on gully cricket.

16:16 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Who to watch out for - MI camp

Rohit Sharma is back to his preferred role as opening batsman, and MI will hope their captain can replicate his form in international cricket in the IPL too. Another player to keep an eye on is Quinton de Kock, who is enjoying a purple patch with the bat; the South African did extremely well when playing for RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

15:22 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Who to watch out for - RCB camp

No two batsmen have scored more runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium than Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The duo have been the core of RCB’s batting line-up for years, and they continue to be the most important names in the teamsheet. Both, however, bagged single digit scores in the opener against CSK 

14:18 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Pre-match talk

“AB being AB, he is a big wicket for them. I think if we get him out pretty early, we stand a good chance of doing well in the game. So we have spoken about it — about how we’re going to try and get him out and hopefully it comes off tomorrow” - Quinton de Kock. [More from the MI player]

13:48 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Pre-match talk

"No one is perfect and yes Bumrah is a very good bowler but he is also not supposed to get it right all the time. Here the ground is not very huge and the wicket is more often than not good for the batters. For that matter, all the bowlers are under pressure here," said AB de Villiers. [More]

13:06 (IST)28 Mar 2019
MI bring in Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians have signed West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph after their New Zealand import Adam Milne was ruled out of the event due to a heel injury. 

12:14 (IST)28 Mar 2019
Are you a pet owner?

In a fantastic initiative by RCB, fans can now attend games with their pets thanks to designated spots for the furry animals. Way to go RCB!

11:41 (IST)28 Mar 2019

Hello and Good Morning! Welcome to our live coverage of today's IPL fixture between RCB and MI. Both teams are looking for their first win after a poor show in the opener. RCB were outdone by CSK in a low scoring game which got the tournament going while MI were beaten at home by DC

Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee

Mumbai Indians (From): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav