2017 IPL Twelfth Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Ok! So, the IPL fever is on and cricket fans are going gaga over it. Not to mention that this season is, even more, special because it marks the completion of a decade of IPL. Fans have lots of expectations this time and even the teams are working hard to create history this season. But, the fact that there can be just one bearer of the title cannot be denied and this is why this season is all about the survival of the fittest. One of the many matches to grab eyeballs this season is the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Though it’s hard to tell who will win out of these two, based on the past performances of the two teams, we present to you our prediction of this vehement match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: The Title-Thirsty Beast

A very strong team but an unfortunate one. Even though RCB has tried to win really hard in the past, its results have always disappointed the fans. In 2010, it became a semi-finalist team but lost the title to Mumbai Indians. It’s quite difficult to understand that why the team is constantly failing especially if it has ViratKohli as its Captain. This year the squad looks promising, but it’s really hard to say that it will be good enough to defeat Mumbai Indians.

The Likely First XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 ViratKohli(Captain, Highest Run-Scorer of IPL as of now, and the Winner of Player of the Series Title in 2016 IPL) 9.5/10
2 Chris Gayle 8.5/10
3 KL Rahul (Wicket Keeper) 7.5/10
4 AB de Villiers 8.5/10
5 Shane Watson 8.5/10
6 YazvendraChahal 7/10
7 KedarJadhav 8/10
8 AniketChoudhary 7/10
9 Tymal Mills 7/10
10 SreenathArvind 7/10
11 YazvendraChahal 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

Mumbai Indians: The Go-Getters

Team MI is one of the best teams of the IPL and no doubt about the fact that whenever IPL is discussed, MI remains a part of that discussion. In 2013, the Mumbai Indians Team won its first IPL title and since then till now the team is unstoppable. The MI team is the third team of IPL that has won more than a single season.

The Likely First XI of Mumbai Indians
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Rohit Sharma (Captain) 8/10
2 Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper) 5.5/10
3 Kieron Pollard 8/10
4 AmbatiRayadu 7/10
5 Mitchell Johnson 7/10
6 Jos Butler 7.5/10
7 Harbhajan Singh 7/10
8 Hardik Pandya 7.5/10
9 LasithMalinga (Leading Wicket Taker in the IPL so far with a total of 143 wickets) 8.5/10
10 JaspritBumrah 6/10
11 Krunal Pandya 6.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

The way these two teams have performed in the past, clearly shows that Mumbai Indians is more likely to win the match. On the other hand, RCB requires to be more proactive and energetic to win this match and the entire season for that matter.