Today match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore match 62 of DLF IPL 2012 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Win for Mumbai will almost take them in the play-offs. On the other hand if RCB emerged as victorious team in today’s match then their hopes for going to play-offs will be in hunt.
Both teams have come back to their best with effective wins in the last few suits. Mumbai have won four out of their last five suits and their booming 27-run win against powerful Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday will have increased their confidence. Rohit Sharma’s come back to form is another best part about it for them. It was his 109 not out off 60balls that really set it up against Gautam Gambhir’s men.
However for Bangalore Gayle , who obtained 82 not out off 59 balls which cause RCB to a nine-wicket victory over Pune warriors, looks more dangerous this season. The orange Cap holder with 572 runs at a strike rate of 57.20 is one primary factor behind RCB’s wining matches. It’s real that AB de Villiers has also assessed in with some exceptional shows but it’s mainly been Gayle at the top that has set the platform for middle order batsmen. If Mumbai can get him out beginning, 50 percent the job is done for them. However, it will not be possible for Harbhajan’s men. With three subsequent win, RCB go into this match with more confidence.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Herschelle Gibbs, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh (capt), Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli (capt), Sourabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers, Mayank Agarwal, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harshal Patel, Muttiah Muralitharan, KP Appanna
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