RCB vs MI (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians), Match 39 - Match Information
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Match 39
Date: 26th September 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Mumbai Indians in the 39th match of the Indian T20 League, 2021. The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table, while Mumbai Indians have also played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked sixth on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, Harshal Patel was the Man of the Match and Harshal Patel scored the highest fantasy points for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 175 match fantasy points while Chris Lynn topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Mumbai Indians with 85 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Chennai Super Kings, Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for Royal Challengers Bangalore was Devdutt Padikkal who scored 95 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets. The top fantasy player for Mumbai Indians was Jasprit Bumrah who scored 97 fantasy points.
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RCB vs MI, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 37 matches is 163 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 43% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
The pacers have earned 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
RCB vs MI, Head to Head
In the 30 matches played between these 2 teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 10 matches and Mumbai Indians have won 19 matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for Mumbai Indians.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Quinton de Kock
He has scored 338 runs against Bengaluru, at an average of 42 and an outstanding SR of 148.
He has earned 365 fantasy points this season and thus has given more than decent average fantasy points per match.
Given that he is a wicketkeeper, there is always an extra scope for points apart from runs in the form of stumpings and catches.
With a total of 283 runs in 8 matches, Rohit is the leading run getter for Mumbai this season.
In fact, he has scored at least 45 fantasy points in 6 out of his 8 matches this season and is giving regular returns.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has scores of scores of 48, 15, 55*, 75 & 70* in his last 5 outings against Mumbai in the Indian T20 league.
Overall as well he has scored 774 runs against them at an average of 46 and SR of 148.
In 9 innings at Dubai, he has scored 299 runs at an average of 50 and thus loves batting at this venue as well.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
After struglling a little bit in the Indian leg this season, Bumrah has certainly found his lost rhythm in his 2 matches here in the U.A.E. as he has taken 3/43 & 2/33.
In fact, not to forget that last season (2020) he had taken 27 wickets in just 15 matches here in the U.A.E. which was the 2nd highest.
He does have a great record against Bengaluru in the Indian T20 league having taken 21 wickets against them in just 16 matches
It was against Mumbai in the season opener that Harshal had taken his T20 career best of 5/27 and thus will be looking to repeat the same in this fixture as well.
He is already the highest wicket taker with 19 wickets in 9 matches.
In fact, he has scored at least 50 fantasy points in 7 out of his 9 matches this season and is giving regular returns.
He might be wicketless in the last 3 matches this season but in his first 6 matches, he had picked up 11 wickets which is the joint most by a Mumbai bowler.
Given that this match is at Dubai, a ground with big dimensions, Chahar can be much more effective as hitting a spinner is very tough at this venue.
Very seldom times does Rahul Chahar goes wicketless in a match and given that he failed to do so in his last 3 matches, we can expect good performance from him in this fixture.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
He might have scored only 21 runs in his recent 3 matches this season, but before that he had piled up 223 runs in just 5 innings and thus it is about time that Maxwell finds his rhythm.
Interestingly, in the last match he did bowl as well and picked up priced scalp of Faf du Plessis against Chennai, thus can be effective with the ball as well given that there are many left handers in Mumbai's batting lineups (de Kock, Kishan, K Pandya, Tiwary).
He might be wicketless in the 2 matches that he has played so far, but he is a far more better player than that as currently he is ranked 2nd in the ICC Men's T20I bowler's ranking.
Coming into this IPL, he had taken 10 wickets in his last 6 T20Is and can be more than handy with the bat as well if needed.
Given that Mumbai batters are struglling against spinners this season, Wanindu Hasaranga can prove to be effective in this fixture.
He has scored 18, 10, 56, 55, 5, 21, 30, 53 & 53 fantasy points respectively in his 9 matches this season and thus has given good returns in odd matches.
Given that he has been quiet in the last 2 matches, he can be a high risk-good return pick for this fixture given his pattern of scoring points.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Royal Challengers Bangalore are Devdutt Padikkal with 95 match fantasy points. Virat Kohli with 89 match fantasy points and Harshal Patel with 57 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Mumbai Indians are Jasprit Bumrah with 97 match fantasy points. Quinton de Kock with 79 match fantasy points and Rohit Sharma with 45 match fantasy points.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Jasprit Bumrah has an average of 38 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.2 and a medium XFactor.
Harshal Patel has an average of 64 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and a medium XFactor.
Quinton de Kock has an average of 47 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a low XFactor.
Rohit Sharma has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a medium XFactor.
AB de Villiers has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and a high XFactor.
RCB vs MI Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keepers: A. De Villiers, I. Kishan and Q. De Kock
Batters: D. Padikkal, G. Maxwell and R. Sharma
All-Rounders: K. Pandya and W. Hasaranga
Bowlers: H. Patel, J. Bumrah and R. Chahar
Captain: J. Bumrah
Vice-Captain: H. Patel