IPL 2020: Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma as Royal Challengers Bangalore tackle Mumbai Indians

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Two of the most important stars of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will probably be up in opposition to one another when Royal Challengers Bangalore tackle Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League match No.10 in Dubai. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage(

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As it has been the cases in most IPLs, Kohli and Rohit stroll into the RCB vs MI conflict with completely different priorities, completely different kind and in a special state of mind.

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Rohit will probably be on a excessive after his match-winning innings in opposition to KKR. He not just scored runs at will in opposition to the likes of Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine but in addition earned reward from numerous quarters for his very good tactical selections whereas directing the facet.

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Kohli, alternatively, is on the precise reverse finish. His scores within the first two matches of RCB has been 14 and 1 and his decisions – notably within the demise overs in opposition to KXIP attracted quite a lot of criticism from former cricketers.

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Kohli’s issues don’t finish there. He has to discover a resolution for his ailing tempo battery. Dale Steyn hasn’t fairly appeared the power but and Umesh Yadav has been disappointing to say the least. His bowling assault has been depended closely on leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

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It continues to be not clear whether or not RCB can have the companies of South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who sat out of the primary two games on account of a facet pressure. In the bowling division, Chahal, as all the time, would be the key man with pacers, barring Navdeep Saini, leaking runs. Steyn and Umesh have proved costly to this point however the South African nice is more likely to retain his place within the enjoying eleven. The similar can’t be mentioned about Yadav although, who may make means for Mohammad Siraj.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali will probably be a welcome addition to the middle-order however with Josh Phillippe conserving wickets frequently, he can just exchange Steyn.


Mumbai Indians, who ticked all of the bins of their snug win in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, are unlikely to tinker with their group composition. Apart from their batting prowess, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard can collectively carry out the position of an extra bowler, however MI coach Mahela Jayawardene has made it clear that they don’t wish to take any dangers with Hardik, who’s enjoying after a protracted break following a back damage.

Another positive for the defending champions is that tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah roared back to kind after a uncommon failure in opposition to Chennai Super Kings. James Pattinson and Kiwi Trent Boult performed their elements to perfection and they’d be eager to proceed in the similar vein.

Teams (From): 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.

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.

[Attribution HT]

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