IPL 2019: 31st Match, MI vs RCB -Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI; And, yeah, finally, after a long wait, Royal Challengers Bangalore sealed their first win of the tournament. They outclassed Kings XI Punjab in their own den to get their first two points of the season. Now, they will head to Wankhede to take on Mumbai Indians in the 31st match of the tournament.

Royal Challengers Bangalore squad:

Batsmen Allrounders Spinners Pacers
Himmat Singh* A Nath* Y Chahal Dale Steyn
H Klaasen (wk)* P Barman* Mohammed Siraj
D Padikkal* Milind Kumar* Tim Southee
Shimron Hetmyer* Shivam Dube* Umesh Yadav
Virat Kohli Gurkeerat Singh* Navdeep Saini
AB de Villiers W Sundar Kulwant Khejroliya
Parthiv Patel (wk) Pawan Negi
Moeen Ali
C de Grandhomme
Marcus Stoinis

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Predicted Playing XI:

Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel
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The wicketkeeper-batsman is in ominous form with the bat. He is dominating things for the team early in the innings by his nonchalant strokes in the powerplay. Patel will once again be the cynosure of the eyes.

Virat Kohli

Brad Hogg | Virat Kohli, ICC World Cup 2019
 Credits – AP

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has finally found his touch with the willow. He played a brilliant knock against Kings XI Punjab and would like to get one under his belt against Mumbai Indians.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Finally, AB de Villiers bagged the man of the match award in the Indian Premier League after a long time. The flamboyant batsman destroyed the ball with his stunning talent. He remained unbeaten in the previous game.

Marcus Stoinis

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Marcus Stoinis hasn’t impressed much with his bowling. However, he showed his class with the bat when it mattered the most. He was given the middle-order batting burden to carry for RCB.

Moeen Ali

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It seems like Moeen Ali has finally found his touch for the team. He showed his class with the bat and also delivering those economical overs for the team. As the tournament progress, he would become key for success.

Akshdeep Nath

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Akshdeep Nath impressed Virat Kohli with his batting show in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. Thus, he is retaining his place in the team for RCB. He might come into play against Mumbai Indians.

Pawan Negi

Pawan Negi also impressed with his bowling in the game against KKR. Apart from that, he can whack the ball to all corners of the park with ease. If the pitch assists the spinners, he would be da

Dale Steyn:

IPL 2019: 31st Match, MI vs RCB -Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI
Dale Steyn (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

 

The veteran fast bowler has failed to grab a deal in the auction. However, RCB signed him as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile. It would be interesting to see how Steyn delivers it for Virat Kohli-led side. As AB de Villiers said, Dale Steyn will give his 200% for every ball, which he delivers.

Umesh Yadav:

IPL 2019, Ranking The Fast Bowlers Of Each IPL Team
Umesh Yadav (Credits – BCCI)

 

Umesh Yadav could well get the nod ahead of Mohammed Siraj for the game against Mumbai. He got decent numbers in Mumbai, which would press his case for the selection. So far, Siraj has been pretty poor with his display.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal has been their best bowler in the ranks so far. He has been the consistent performer for the team. Hence, he is a certain pick in the playing XI.

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini
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After a fine time, Indian cricket has got a child, who hits 150KMPH on a regular basis. He improved a lot to deliver those goods for RCB in powerplay and death overs of the game.

Ratings:

Batsmen – 9/10:

Royal Challengers Bangalore got a stunning lineup in their ranks. They got the required firepower, who can smash any kind of bowling attack on their day. All they need is a bit of application as per the situation.

Bowling 8/10

So far, it was their bowling, which let them down. However, Dale Steyn has been added to their side but the performance of other fast bowlers will hold the key for RCB, especially, against star-studded Mumbai lineup.