MI VS RCB: IPL 2023 54th Pre-match Predictions

IPL 2023: RCB vs MI, Match 54: Pitch Report, Probable XI and Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet in the 54th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition. Both teams have a phenomenal fanbase and the two modern-day greats, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be up against each other once again in this year’s TATA IPL. In the previous encounter between both sides, we saw a thrashing defeat for Mumbai Indians as Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis ensured a comfortable victory for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date09-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsMumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
⚡ Match54
🏟️ VenueMumbai

MI Players List and Roles

Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL team with five titles but they have been in a rebuilding phase since the 2022 mega auction.
Rohit Sharma (c)Batter
Sandeep WarrierBowler
Suryakumar YadavBatter
Ishan KishanBatter
Dewald BrevisBatter
Tilak VarmaBatter
Jofra ArcherBowler
Tim DavidAll-Rounder
Mohd Arshad KhanBatter
Ramandeep SinghBatter
Hrithik ShokeenAll-Rounder
Arjun TendulkarBowler
Tristan StubbsBatter
Kumar KartikeyaBowler
Jason BehrendorffBowler
Akash MadhwalBowler
Cameron GreenAll-Rounder
Riley MeredithBowler
Piyush ChawlaAll-Rounder
Duan JansenBowler
Vishnu VinodWicket-keeper
Shams MulaniAll-Rounder
Nehal WadheraAll-Rounder
Raghav GoyalBowler

RCB Players List and Roles

Royal Challengers Bangalore's quest for their maiden IPL title is still on but they have been pretty consistent of late, making the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
Virat KohliBatter
Glenn MaxwellAll-Rounder
Mohammad SirajBowler
Faf Du Plessis (c)Batter
Harshal PatelBowler
Wanindu HasarangaBowler
Dinesh KarthikBatter/Wicket-keeper
Shahbaz AhmadAll-Rounder
Rajat Patidar (Ruled Out)Batter
Anuj RawatBatter/Wicket-keeper
Akash DeepBowler
Josh Hazlewood (Ruled Out)Bowler
Mahipal LomrorAll-Rounder
Finn AllenBatter/Wicket-keeper
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatter
Karn SharmaBatter
Siddharth KaulBatter
David WilleyBowler
Reece Topley (Ruled Out)Bowler
Himanshu SharmaBowler
Micheal BracewellAll-Rounder
Manoj BhandageAll-Rounder
Rajan KumarBowler
Avinash SinghBowler
Sonu YadavAll-Rounder

First Face-Off

RCB have had a good run of late but don't have a great record at home; Mumbai would hope to take the next step in their rebuilding process

Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore had a disappointing start to their campaigns in the inaugural edition of TATA IPL in 2008. The first encounter between both teams was in the 5th match of the tournament on 19th April 2008 at the Wankhede where the South African legend Mark Boucher helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a win over the Mumbai Indians. Coincidently, Mark Boucher is now the head coach of Mumbai Indians.    

Previous IPL Results

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore share one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of IPL. Mumbai Indians, known for having a dominant record against almost all the teams, also have a sublime record against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Out of the 33 games played between the sides, Mumbai Indians have won 19 matches, while Royal Challengers Bangalore has managed to win only 14 matches. But recently, all four matches played between the teams since 2021 have been won by the Bangalore franchise.  

Previous Results

02-Apr-2023Royal Challengers Bangalore8 wicketsMumbai
09-Apr-2022Royal Challengers Bangalore7 WicketsPune
26-Sep-2021Royal Challengers Bangalore54 runsDubai
09-Apr-2021Royal Challengers Bangalore2 WicketsChennai
28-Oct-2020Mumbai Indians5 WicketsAbu Dhabi
28-Sep-2020Royal Challengers BangaloreSuper OverDubai
15-Apr-2019Mumbai Indians5 WicketsMumbai
28-Mar-2019Mumbai Indians6 RunsBengaluru
01-May-2018Royal Challengers Bangalore14 RunsBengaluru
17-Apr-2018Mumbai Indians46 RunsMumbai
01-May-2017Mumbai Indians5 WicketsMumbai
14-Apr-2017Mumbai Indians4 WicketsBengaluru
10-May-2016Mumbai Indians6 WicketsBengaluru
19-Apr-2016Mumbai Indians6 WicketsMumbai
09-May-2015Royal Challengers Bangalore39 RunsMumbai
18-Apr-2015Mumbai Indians18 RunsBengaluru
05-May-2014Mumbai Indians19 RunsMumbai
18-Apr-2014Royal Challengers Bangalore7 WicketsDubai
26-Apr-2013Mumbai Indians58 RunsMumbai
03-Apr-2013Royal Challengers Bangalore2 RunsBengaluru
13-May-2012Mumbai Indians5 WicketsBengaluru
08-May-2012Royal Challengers Bangalore9 WicketsMumbai
08-Oct-2011Mumbai Indians*31 RunsChennai
26-May-2011Royal Challengers Bangalore43 RunsChennai
11-Apr-2011Mumbai Indians9 WicketsBengaluru
18-Sep-2010Mumbai Indians*2 RunsDurban
20-Apr-2010Mumbai Indians35 RunsMumbai (DY)
16-Apr-2010Mumbai Indians57 RunsBengaluru
19-Mar-2010Royal Challengers Bangalore7 WicketsMumbai (BS)
09-May-2009Mumbai Indians16 RunsPort Elizabeth
02-May-2009Royal Challengers Bangalore9 WicketsJohannesburg
27-May-2008Mumbai Indians9 WicketsBengaluru
19-Apr-2008Royal Challengers Bangalore5 WicketsMumbai

Pre-match Analysis

Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a winning start in TATA IPL 2023 as they beat Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in Match 5 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Mumbai Indians have played immensely well against the Royal Challengers Bangalore until recently and they would like to make things square after the first match between both the sides. Both teams would like to make the most of the batting-friendly conditions. 

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Faf du Plessis, the former South African captain, and of Royal Challengers Bangalore right now in the TATA IPL, is showing his everlasting class and form. When the team arrives at Wankhede, and the opponent is Mumbai Indians, against whom Faf du Plessis has piled runs in the past, he is expected to be the best batter of the match. 

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Mohammed Siraj has bowled really well in this edition of TATA IPL. He has bowled tremendously in the powerplay and at the death to ensure that the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling attack looks solid. He is one of the bowlers who has bowled the most dot balls in this year’s TATA IPL and that speaks volumes about his skills. This is the reason why he may be the best bowler of the match.  

Match Details

Mumbai Indians will be taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 54th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 9th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium is popular for its belter of a pitch and fast outfield. It is a day game and that is why the heat of Mumbai may test the side fielding first. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first regardless of the heat. Along with that, the shorter boundary on all sides may prove to be a crucial factor as well as the dew coming in the later half of the game in deciding the outcome of the match.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Both teams have shown their calibre and would look to translate the same into a comprehensive performance in this crucial stage of the tournament. Because of the recent past record, the team combination, and form, Royal Challengers Bangalore are the favourites to win this match.