Hello and welcome to the live coverage of match 31 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 edition wherein Mumbai Indians (MI) play host to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday (April 15). Rohit Sharma-led MI face bottom-lying side in Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the iconic Wankhede stadium after the hype surrounding India’s 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 comes to (some) rest. In the present scenario, MI are still well-placed, despite the loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR) at home, but will be wary of a firing RCB – who look charged up after their first win of the season versus Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday (April 13). If RCB get the better of MI at their fortress, it will be a huge morale booster for them.
However, MI’s head-to-head record versus RCB keeps them ahead prior to the commencement of the encounter.
MI vs RCB Live Score, Today IPL Match:
20:05 IST: An eventful start to the match as Jason Behendroff goes for a four, off Kohli, but made an appeal versus Parthiv Patel. Seven coming off the first over. IPL Live Score- RCB 7/0 after 1 over.
19:40 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan(w), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
19:36 IST: Kohli: I would have done the same. As Rohit said, it’s a difficult ground to defend and we’re good at chasing. So, we would have bowled first too. Wouldn’t want to look too far ahead. Key is to enjoy as many games as we have left. I think we were taking too much pressure in the initial few games and we kept falling back. The guys enjoyed a lot in the last game and showed desire. We’re playing the same team
19:34 IST: Rohit: We’re gonna bowl first. The nature of the ground says that it plays better in the second half. Also it’s something our team is good at. Yes, it was a tough loss (against RR) but you need to give them credit. Jos Buttler played a fab knock. We have one change – Alzarri is injured, Malinga is back
19:31 IST: TOSS TIME: MI win toss, opt to bowl first
19:29 IST: Pitch report: “There is a bit of grass, a good covering across the surface. 192 is the average score here batting first. High scoring ground it is. Dew is around and so, teams would want to bat second. Score a lot and then, you might have a chance (if batting first),” reckons Mpumelelo Mbangwa.
19:17 IST: AB de Villiers: “We know what we have to do. We have to win a lot of games of cricket. The next step is Mumbai, the Wankhede stadium. We love playing cricket there”
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv …read more
Source:: Daily times