After losing their previous match, defending champions Mumbai Indians will look to comeback stronger in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma, who was seen practicing soon after India squad for Australia was announced, could be back in action for the side.
Mumbai Indians are currently at the top of the table separated with superior Net Run Rate. They have nothing to lose and will expect their players to deliver a strong performance ahead of the playoff stages in the IPL 2020.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have looked like a formidable side thus far in the tournament. Virat Kohli will however want them to brush up their glitches before heading to the playoffs. Navdeep Saini will be high on confidence after being selected in all three formats for the tour Down Under.
IPL 2020 Match 48: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 29 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.