Where to follow MI vs RCB live

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Mumbai will be ruing the fact they really let the match against Delhi slip through their fingers as the Indians were flying at 102/0 before the loss of Evin Lewis and from there they only scored another 94 runs in the following 11 overs. They won seven of their remaining eight, and also went on to win the title. They played final three times but due to bad luck they could not win any time.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.

Mumbai have plenty of issues themselves with the squad lacking some serious depth with many of their replacement players tried and tested with the likes of Pollard struggling to find any form. In each match only one of the "big four" has fired at once. The dynamic Pandya bros. and the big West Indian Kieron Polllard are also yet to make a mark in the tournament. It is essentially a case of not having got over the line when you should have. I guess the positive is we've had two wins in two. If we were down right now, we should be home.

"The blessing is we've got another four days in between and there might be a chance that he could be fit for the next game but we won't rush him". We have had conversations going. The guys are looking forward to it. It's one area where we can improve. Take ten wickets to win the match. I think 190-odd on any ground is sometimes defendable. "Three games in a row, we have lost in the last over". In their third game, against Delhi Daredevils, their batsmen were guilty of squandering a good start on belter of a pitch at home. It did go down to the last ball (again!) but that was only because Roy, on 90, managed to complete a hat-trick of swing-and-misses in the last over. Pollard and Hardik Pandya have also not been at their best. Usually, a well-timed cut shot is impossible to stop if it is more than a few paces away from the deep fielder. "But at the end of the day, you still have to come and enjoy yourself and enjoy the experience", Pollard said.

Pollard reportedly asked a journalist to give his side idea on how they can win the close contests they have lost so far. And when it comes to finishing big, both of Hardik and Pollard are yet to fire.

Mumbai Indians (MI) vs (RCB) Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018 match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Left-arm quick Mitchell McClenaghan (1/44 vs CSK), right-arm quick Ben Cutting (0/40 vs SRH), mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya (0/47 vs DD).

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