RCB vs MI in IPL 2021: From Kohli vs Bumrah to Pollard vs Chahal, top 5 matchups to look for in crucial game between RCB and MI

RCB vs MI in IPL 2021: From Virat Kohli vs Jasprit Bumrah to Kieron Pollard vs Yuzvendra Chahal, top 5 matchups to look for in crucial game
RCB vs MI in IPL 2021: From Virat Kohli vs Jasprit Bumrah to Kieron Pollard vs Yuzvendra Chahal, top 5 matchups to look for in crucial game

RCB vs MI in IPL 2021 Dream match-ups – Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians in one of the most crucial matches of the IPL 2021 phase 2 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Both the teams are coming into this game after facing two back to back defeats and are in desperate search of a win. One more loss for any of the sides will lead them to sliding out of the top 4. But that won’t take away the Virat Kohli vs Jasprit Bumrah and Ishan Kishan vs Mohammed Siraj clashes. 

RCB are placed 3rd on the points table with 5 wins in 9 games while MI are placed at 6th with just 4 wins in 9 matches. Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya will be up against Virat Kohli, Yujvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj in this clash of titans. 

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We at Insidesport will take you through the top 5 matchups to watch out for ahead of the RCB vs MI game. 

Virat Kohli vs Jasprit Bumrah: RCB and MI have always been high voltage games as there are many superstars on both sides. And talking about superstars there are very few bigger than RCB skipper Virat Kohli. He will be up against one of the best bowlers in the league, Jasprit Bumrah. Both the players have shown form in the last game where Virat scored fifty against CSK and Jasprit took three wickets for MI against KKR.

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Kieron Pollard vs Yuzvendra Chahal: Another player battle to watch out for is when Yuzvendra Chahal will bowl against MI’s Kieron Pollard. The West Indies batter has been dominated by the leg spinner in the rivalry as so far, Pollard has managed to score 69 runs off 43 balls by Chahal, while Chahal has dismissed him four times. 

Ishan Kishan vs Mohammed Siraj: Young wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan, who now bats at number 4 for Mumbai Indian, Ishan Kishan will be up against RCB’s Mohammed Siraj. On the other hand, RCB’s AB de Villers will have to clash swords with MI’s Trent Boult. Boult has shown a glimpse of form in the season while ABD is yet to get back in form. 

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AB de Villers vs Trent Boult: RCB’s star batsman Glenn Maxwell will have to face Krunal Pandya in the middle overs. Over the past few years, Maxi has struggled to score against left-arm spinners. Pandya will look to take full advantage of it. 

Glenn Maxwell vs Krunal Pandya: The Australian all-rounder was in superb form in IPL 2021 Phase 1 but hasn’t had much success in UAE so far. On the other hand, Krunal Pandya will look to prove his worth after being dropped from the T20 World Cup squad. It will be perfect opportunity for both to stamp their authority on a pitch that doesn’t have much for spinners.