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RCB vs MI, IPL 2020: Mumbai, Bangalore name playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians in Match 10 of IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 29, 2020 8:55:30 am
IPL 2020, RCB vs MI LIVE: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore would be looking to address their pace-bowling concerns when they face defending champions Mumbai Indians on Monday. After scores of 14 and 1, Virat Kohli would be itching to spend more time in the middle. It is still not clear whether RCB will have the services of South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who sat out of the first two games due to a side strain.

In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal, as always, will be the key man with pacers, barring Navdeep Saini, leaking runs. Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav have proved expensive so far. The South African great is likely to retain his place in the playing eleven but the same can’t be said about Yadav, who could make way for Mohammad Siraj. Moeen Ali will be a welcome addition to the middle-order but with Josh Phillippe keeping wickets regularly, he can only replace Steyn.

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Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are unlikely to tinker with their team composition. The only change that the team can make is bring in Ishan Kishan in place of the bulky Saurabh Tiwary. Jasprit Bumrah roared back to form after a rare failure against Chennai Super Kings.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav (RCB Full Squad, Players’ List)

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult (MI Full Squad, Players’ List)

Live Blog

RCB vs MI Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Live Updates:

19:27 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB change

Zampa comes in for RCB, but there’s no room for Steyn.

19:04 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI):

Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

19:04 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Toss Update:

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field

18:59 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Pitch Report

A week back, this pitch had tufts of grass, which is missing today. The surface is very dry and that means the seamers might not enjoy the conditions. There are some long boundaries on this ground and the dew factor has been minimal'. Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater from the middle.

18:11 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Will Hardik bowl today?

"He [Hardik Pandya] is the kind of guy who really changes the balance of the side when he is bowling and he understands that. At the same time, he also has to look after his body. That is a conversation we are having, in consultation with the physios. We are looking forward for him to bowl." - Zaheer Khan, Director of Cricket Operations, Mumbai Indias.

18:03 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB Probable XI:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Navdeep Saini, Yuzavendra Chahal, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav

18:02 (IST)28 Sep 2020
MI Probable XI:

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock (wicketkeeper), Surya Kumar Yadav, Saurab Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, James Pattinson, Jasprit Bumrah

17:50 (IST)28 Sep 2020
What to expect:

So far a total of four matches have been held in Dubai. RCB have featured in two of them. In the last game against CSK the pitch slowed down in the second innings. So if the dew stays away tonight, then win the toss and bat first should be the mantra.

16:59 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Recent Head-to-Head:

(Last 5 matches) -- Mumbai has dominated the tie with Bangalore in the recent past, winning four of the last five matches.

16:33 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Team News:

According to the latest news coming in from the Bangalore camps is that Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris will not be featuring against Mumbai Indians. 

15:45 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB vs MI | What happened in their last encounter in UAE?

RCB and MI met at the Dubai International Stadium in 2014, where Bangalore (116/3 in 17.3 overs) beat Mumbai (115/9 in 20 overs) by 6 wickets. Interestingly, MI lost all its five matches and could not win a single match in the UAE.

14:45 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB vs MI | Behind the scenes in Bangalore's camp
14:15 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB vs MI | What are the approaching milestones?

-- Rohit Sharma needs 10 runs to complete 5000 IPL runs. He is also a six away from 150 IPL sixes for MI.
-- Virat Kohli needs 73 runs to complete 5500 IPL runs and requires 10 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes.
-- AB de Villiers needs 26 runs to complete 4500 IPL runs.
-- Suryakumar Yadav needs 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.

14:00 (IST)28 Sep 2020
RCB vs MI | What's the head-to-head record?

MI and RCB have faced each other 25 times in the IPL so far and the four-time champion Mumbai leads by a huge margin of 16-9 victories. Mumbai has won four of the last five matches against Bangalore.

13:36 (IST)28 Sep 2020
KXIP dressing room still very positive: Mayank Agarwal

“See, very honestly, the talk in the dressing room is very positive, we still have 11 games to go, there are a lot of things that we are doing right, yes we have not been able to close out, but we are not focussing on the results,” he said in the post-match press conference. “The kind of cricket we are playing, the brand of cricket and the plans we are executing, we are quite happy with that.”

13:34 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Rahul Tewatia’s batting was bound to get him IPL stardom, says coach Vijay Yadav

“I always told Rahul (Tewatia) that he will have his day in the IPL and it would be because of his batting,” the excitement and satisfaction was palpable in childhood coach Vijay Yadav’s voice while talking about his ward’s match-defining 31-ball 53 for Rajasthan Royals in an IPL encounter. (READ MORE)

12:08 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Did a lot of soul searching after being frustrated at trying stuff: Sanju Samson

Samson hit quickfire 74 and 85 in his last two innings, scoring a total of 159 runs at an average of 79.50. Samson said he has been timing the ball really well for the last one year but was left frustrated after some of the things that he tried didn't work out.

11:45 (IST)28 Sep 2020
KL Rahul vs Mayank Agarwal: Who played the Nataraj shot better?

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal went toe to toe as they displayed a batting masterclass in Sharjah against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. While Agarwal was the aggressor and outplayed KL in the first 10 overs of KXIP’s innings, Rahul unleashed his stokes in the latter half of the 183-run stand between the two.

11:20 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Love for cricket

Mayank Agarwal (106) and KL Rahul (69) had shared a 183-run opening stand and it seemed at one time that KXIP would cross the 250-mark.

10:44 (IST)28 Sep 2020
Cottrell’s payback salute

Cottrell had never dismissed Buttler for West Indies but got his chance now after he made his IPL debut this year. He just needed three balls at Buttler but managed to induce a catch to midwicket and he of course, did that celebratory marching salute and arched back to let out a scream of joy. 

Buttler didn’t look at him this time around, just put his head down and kept walking back. Alas, the evening would later turn disastrously for Cottrell as Rahul Tewatia turned a night of embarrassment into the best night of his life when he looted five sixes off the pacer, turning the game on its head.


RCB started on a winning note but then their star-studded collapsed against Kings XI Punjab, resulting in a humbling 97-run defeat.

Mumbai Indians, who ticked all the boxes in their comfortable win against Kolkata Knight Riders, are unlikely to tinker with their team composition.