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IPL 2013 April 27 match preview : Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mumbai, Apr 26 (): The 36th match between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played on April 27, Saturday in Mumbai.

Positions of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in the points table:

Points Tally






Royal Challengers Bangalore






Mumbai Indians






The table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Mumbai Indians in the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. Now placed at the sixth position in the points table, Mumbai Indians, after taking a positive result against Kolkata Knight Riders, are ready to play with RCB and to continue their winning momentum.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Gayle is doing well in RCB, he is leading the run charts with 432 runs. Captain Virat Kohli, too, has been in good form with 333 runs, while A B de Villiers scores quick runs towards the end. So, RCB has a strong batting line up.

Pacers R Vinay Kumar and Ravi Rampaul have been doing their best, especially in the absence of Zaheer Khan. He has bagged 13 wickets in eight matches. Also, left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has covered seven wickets in seven matches.

In the last match, when RCB and MI met on April 4, RCB won by 2 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli (capt), A B De Villiers, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abhinav Mukund, Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Christopher Barnwell, Daniel Christian, Daniel Vettori, Harshal Patel, Jaidev Unadkat, K P Appanna, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Murali Kartik, Muttiah Muralitharan, Pankaj Singh, Prasanth Parameswaran, R Vinay Kumar, Ravi Rampaul, Rudra Pratap Singh, S Aravind, Sandeep Warrier, Saurabh Tiwary, Sheldon Jackson, Sunny Sohal, Syed Mohammad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Vijay Zol, Zaheer Khan.

Mumbai Indians:

Despite having a good line-up of excellent players, Mumbai Indians have not been able to achieve the results, they have got only four wins in seven matches.

The openers have not been able to offer a solid foundation; the team management has altered the combination twice (Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting and later Dwayne Smith and Tendulkar) without getting much result.

In the bowling side, Harbhajan Singh has picked up only six wickets in seven outings at an average of 31.33, while Pragyan Ojha has done well, picking up seven wickets at an average of 17.42.

So, it is a very crucial match for Mumbai Indians.

Mumbai Indians:

Ricky Ponting (capt), Abu Nechim Ahmed, Akshar Patel, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Harbhajan Singh, Jacob Oram, Jalaj Saxena, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Phil Hughes, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal.