In the fifth Tata IPL game of this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore will play the Mumbai Indians for the first time.The Royal Challengers Bangalore team will be led by Faf du Plessis, while Rohit Sharma will serve as the captain of the Mumbai Indians This match will take place on Sunday, April 2, at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The Royal Challengers’ search for their first trophy resumes tomorrow. Last year, they made it to the playoffs but were unable to advance further due to a loss in the second qualifier.A fresh season awaits them and will be hoping that they capture their maiden IPL crown. The team will be captained by Faf du Plessis, and players like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Wanindu Hasaranga will be crucial to their success.

The Mumbai Indians (MI), in comparison, had a challenging season last year, finishing last in the rankings with just eight points after winning just four of their 14 games. The team will once again be led by Rohit Sharma, who is certain they can turn their season around. Nonetheless, it will be difficult for the team to function without Jasprit Bumrah’s assistance. The MI will be vying for the IPL title for the sixth time, and it will be interesting to see how they go about doing it.

MI VS RCB Match Details:

TOSS – It is probable that the team which wins the coin toss will opt to bowl first. This is supported by statistics from previous T20 matches played at the Bengaluru venue, where teams that batted second have won on 61 occasions out of 115 matches. In the case of the 7 T20 international matches played at the same venue, the team that batted second has won in 5 instances. Both teams have formidable batting line-ups, with players who are capable of scoring a high total.

Venue:  M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India

Date & Time: Sunday, 2nd April 2023

Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema 



The forthcoming game may be a high-scoring affair because the M Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch is renowned to be kind to batters. Nonetheless, it’s necessary to remember that spinners could be really important in this game. In domestic T20 matches, 164 runs are typically scored in the first inning. On this ground, where the boundaries are shorter and the pitch is more conducive to batting, it is difficult to defend a score. If teams choose to bat first, they should strive for a score of at least 185 to 190.


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 MI VS RCB Head-to-Head IPL statistics :

Overall Played: 40

Won by RCB: 13

Won by MI: 17

Where the two teams finished last season: RCB finished 4th, while MI finished 10th.

Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):

ROYAL CHALLENGER BANGLORE  – Played – 14, Won – 8, Lost – 6, Points – 16

MUMBAI INDIANS   – Played – 14, Won – 4, Lost – 10, Points -8

 PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy


Possible first XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh karthik (wk), Reece Topley, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Karn Sharma.

As the IPL begins, Harshal Patel will once more aim to be at his best for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 32-year-old will be eager to make the 16th iteration of the event a memorable one as well after picking up 19 wickets in 15 games in the IPL 2022.

Harshal Patel ,Faf du Plessis , Virat Kohli , Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga is our key players


Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, and Jason Behrendorff.

After a disastrous run in the ODI series against Australia, Suryakumar Yadav returns to his favorite format, and he will be eager to provide some of his greatest performances at the IPL. Yadav might very well be a candidate for the IPL Orange Cap 2023 based on his performance in the T20 format.

Tim David , Ishan Kishan , Rohit Sharma , Suryakumar Yadav , Jofra Archer are our key players




Bangalore started their season by replacing Rutherford with Bracewell, which was a significant move in the all-rounders department. And we predict that this will have a significant effect on RCB this year. They required a versatile player who might step in for Maxwell.

Bracewell, who is currently in good form, is a capable finisher with both the bat and the ball. Rajat Patidar has advanced through the ranks and is currently the number 3 batter who can be trusted.

At number 5, Shahbaz Ahmed is likely to get another chance, followed by Mahipal Lomror. Dinesh Karthik continues to be a member of the group. The RCB team is strong overall, with seasoned batters at the top and youthful talent who has recently excelled in the bowling department.

Rohit will be anticipating some magic from Jofra Archer this time around even though Bumrah isn’t present. Another bowler we might anticipate seeing in this lineup is Sandeep Warrier. MI has made a lot of modifications after the bowling disaster from the previous year. Mayank Markande, Jayadev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills, and Murugan Ashwin are all out of the side.

Navigating through yet another year of significant changes in the bowling division won’t be simple. Although the squad includes bowlers like Jason Behrendorff and Duan Jansen, having three foreign bowlers might disrupt the batting lineups. This means that several young Indian bowlers will be making their IPL debuts with MI. Rohit has a strong batting lineup, with players like Brewis, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav.

This batting team has enough punch to post a respectable total at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. We predict Mumbai Indians to start this season with a win.

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