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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a terrible start to their IPL season as they got bundled out for just 70 runs in the IPL opener against Chennai Super Kings.

Mumbai, on the other hand, also suffered a loss in their first match but fought harder. Although the margin of their defeat was more than 20 runs, the team was successful in scoring more than 190 runs with impressive knocks from Quinton de Kock and Yuvraj Singh.

Mumbai will take a lot of confidence from the last match against Delhi capitals because even though they lost the match, there were some sparks of brilliance on display. 

 However, the bad news for them was that Jasprit Bumrah jerked his shoulder and did not come out to bat. The extent of his injury is yet to be known but his inclusion in Mumbai's playing XI is not a certainty, especially given that there are just a couple of months left in the ODI World Cup.

Skipper Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel are the openers for Royal Challengers Bangalore while Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers are slotted at number 3 and 4 respectively. Big-hitting Windies batter Shimron Hetmyer will bat at number 5.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav would be their leading bowlers.

 The onus would be on Rohit Sharma to get off Mumbai to a good start along with Quinton de Kock. The team has four all-rounders in Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting and Kieron Pollard which gives them great balance.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.


Royal Challengers Bangalore- Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini

Mumbai Indians- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Mitchell McClenaghan (Mumbai Indians)

Most Sixes – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Quinton de Kock (Mumbai Indians)

Team Scores Batting First – Royal Challengers Bangalore 170+, Mumbai Indians 160+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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