Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

The most interesting and aggressive rivalry of the Indian Premier League will get another chapter added in it when both the teams meet again this year. Faf du Plessis will be leading Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. The battle between Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli will be the one to look out for as both of them have been involved in some heated battles.

Previous Encounters

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is a Royal encounter as it is a battle between the former Indian Captain Virat Kohli and current Indian Captain Rohit Sharma. In the previous seasons, Mumbai Indians always had an edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore because of the team combination and hence the head-to-head record is in their favor.

Head to Head Matches

  • Total Matches Played: 29 matches
  • Matches won by Mumbai Indians: 12 matches
  • Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore: 17 matches

But from the last four matches between these teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 3 and will be looking to continue their dominance against Mumbai Indians this year too.

Pre Match Analysis

This year’s IPL has been all different from the rest ones as teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are struggling to even win a match. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 3 matches each this season and Mumbai Indians are yet to win a match this year. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 2 matches out of the 3 that they played.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Faf du Plessis has been the standout performer because of his captaincy and batting. He is well supported by the young lad Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli in the middle order. However, the two-player that are been doing wonders for them are Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed as Dinesh Karthik has finished games for them. He has been batting at a strike rate of 200+. In the bowling department, Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga are taking crucial wickets for them.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are in all sorts of trouble as they have lost all their 3 matches. In the last match, Cummins Carnage led them down. Their bowlers haven’t been able to step up as apart from Jasprit Bumrahand Tymal Mills, no one has been able to stop the runs and take wickets. Even in the batting department, Ishan Sharma, Tilak Verma, and Suryakumar Yadav are the only consistent performers for them. Ishan Kishan has been batting with an average of 50+ this year. But the lack of runs from Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, and other batters has led them down.

Final Thoughts

With both the teams having some big match-winners, the contest is expected to be nail-biting. However, this time the fate of both the teams is different as Royal Challengers Bangalore is in the top four of the points table, and on the other hand, Mumbai Indians are at the ninth position in the points table.


So, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to be the winner of this contest and Anuj Rawat could play a match-defining innings for the team.

Thus, the betters can opt for Royal Challengers Bangalore to bet in order to gain some good profits.