MI Playing XI for RCB, IPL 2023, Match 5
MI Playing XI for RCB.

Last Update on: April 5th, 2023 at 08:22 pm

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RCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians’ Playing XI For Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2023, Match 5. Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2023 campaign opener in Bengaluru on April 2. It is the second of the two games on a doubleheader Sunday with the match starting at 7.30 pm IST.

Rohit Sharma will lead Mumbai Indians while Faf du Plessis will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams have played 32 games in the IPL with MI winning 19 games and RCB 12. However, in the last five games, RCB have won four and MI only five.

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Jasprit Bumrah is ruled out of the season for Mumbai Indians which came as a body blow to the franchise. The Indian pacer is out of cricket since the T20 World Cup and has not played any international game for India. With him ruled out, MI are lacking an experienced Indian seamer in their lineup.

The batting will rest on the shoulders of skipper Rohit and the Indian talent of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. Both have been woefully out of form of late. SKY interestingly had three consecutive ducks in the three ODIs against Australia and will be looking for a comeback.

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In the absence of Bumrah, it will be interesting to see the Indian bowlers at Rohit’s disposal. Jofra Archer will be the X-factor for Mumbai with the ball as he is all set to be available this season for the five-time champions. In this article, we take a look at Mumbai Indians’ probable playing XI for their opening game against RCB.

RCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians’ Playing XI For Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2023, Match 5

Rohit Sharma (C)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma will open the batting for Mumbai Indians. Since 2017, Rohit has had a 400-plus season just once and has struggled for consistency in the tournament. In the meantime, he has scored at a strike rate of under 130 with just 11 fifties in as many as 84 innings.

Also Read: RCB vs MI: Anil Kumble Wants Rohit Sharma To Bat In The Middle Order In IPL 2023

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