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RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 5

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Royal Challengers Bangalore have been consistent in the last few seasons of the Indian Premier League. They have had a balanced squad despite some of the injury concerns and they’ll be looking forward to a good season with the aim of finally lifting their maiden IPL title.

The likes of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Suyah Prabhudesai, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Dinesh Karthik form the core of RCB. Glenn Maxwell is expected to miss a few games but they have an excellent replacement in Michael Bracewell. Josh Hazlewood will also miss a few games and they’ve got Reece Topley to replace him. So, they will be confident heading into their return to their beloved Chinnaswamy.

Mumbai Indians had a horrible season in 2022 where they finished at the bottom of the points table. This season, the likes of Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma form a strong batting unit alongside Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. They’ve added the likes of Jofra Archer and Cameron Green but they are looking a bit light on the bowling front, so how they fare without Jasprit Bumrah will be crucial.

Also, there is the question of MI’s awful record in opening games of the season. Will this be the year they break the first game drought?

On The CricBlog Podcast, we shared our predictions for the IPL season. Watch here or below!

Match Details

  • Location: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
  • Time: 7:30 pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 5: RCB vs MI Possible Playing XIs

Glenn Maxwell is in doubt to feature in this match. Josh Hazlewood is also out. Wanindu Hasaranga just completed Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand. But, RCB have capable replacements.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1. Faf du Plessis (c & OS), 2. Virat Kohli, 3. Rajat Patidar, 4. Mahipal Lomror, 5. Michael Bracewell (OS), 6. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7. Shahbaz Ahmed, 8. David Willey/Himanshu Sharma, 9. Harshal Patel, 10. Reece Topley (OS), 11. Mohammed Siraj

The make up of MI’s bowling attack will be interesting to see. They have the option of Piyush Chawla for experience.

Mumbai Indians: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Ishan Kishan (wk), 3. Cameron Green (OS), 4. Suryakumar Yadav, 5. Tilak Varma, 6. Tim David, 7. Ramandeep Singh/Arshad Khan, 8. Hritik Shokeen, 9. Jofra Archer (OS), 10. Kumar Kartikeya, 11. Jason Behrendorff (OS)

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Faf du Plessis has been in exceptional form in the last few months. He has been super aggressive at the top and that’s a great sign for RCB. In IPL 2022, Faf scored 468 runs at an average of 31.2 and at a low strike rate of 127.5. In 2023, he has scored his T20 runs at an average of 37.2 with a strike rate of 143 in 12 innings.
  • Virat Kohli has been in good touch in recent times. We all know how capable Virat is and what he can do when on song. He scored 341 runs in IPL 2022 but his average and strike rate were 22.7 and 116 respectively which must be improved in this season.
  • Virat has the most runs of any player on this ground (86 inns, 2,762 runs, avg. 36.83, SR 140.06) and the most runs in RCB-MI matches (31 inns, 827 runs, avg. 29.54, SR 126.26).
  • Rajat Patidar was RCB’s breakout player in IPL 2022. His 333 runs came at an average of 55.50 and strike rate of 152.75.
  • Michael Bracewell could play this game in Maxwell’s absence. He has been very impressive for the Black Caps and will look to continue that in the IPL as well. Bracewell will bowl 3-4 overs and he’s very aggressive with the bat. He scored a century in RCB’s practice game. 
  • Mohammad Siraj has been exceptional for India in the 50-over format this year. He has 19 wickets to his name in eight innings at an economy of 4.62 and his strike rate is 17.2 and at an average of 13.2. Siraj will be the lead pacer for RCB and they will be expecting him to continue his ODI form in the IPL.

Mumbai Indians:

  • It’s high time that Rohit Sharma starts performing consistently in the IPL. He has been pretty average with the bat in the last few seasons according to his standards. He scored 268 runs at an average of 19.1 and his strike rate was 120.2 in 2022.
  • Rohit averages just 18.79 in 14 T20 innings at the Chinnaswamy. Can he turn this around?
  • Suryakumar Yadav is currently the best T20 batter in world cricket. He bats aggressively and can hit all-around the park. Surya had 303 runs to his name in just eight innings in IPL 2022 at an average of 43.3 and strike rate of 145.7.
  • Suryakumar vs RCB: 10 inns, 286 runs, avg. 35.75, SR 152.13.
  • Tim David is the perfect replacement for Kieron Pollard. He is a six-hitting machine who can take down any bowling attack on his day. David scored 186 runs in just 86 deliveries in IPL 2022 at an average of 37.2 and at a whopping strike rate of 216.3. He hit 16 sixes and 12 fours out of the 86 balls he faced.
  • Jofra Archer is a big signing for Mumbai for IPL 2023, and is a genuine Purple Cap contender. The English pacer is one of the best in business and he can trouble the batters with his pace and bounce. He played six games in the SA 20 League and picked up 10 wickets at an economy of 7.78. Archer was in good form for the English national team as well.
  • Archer has dismissed du Plessis twice in 11 balls in franchise T20 cricket.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 32, RCB 13, MI 19.
  • MI lead RCB 8-2 in matches at the Chinnaswamy. But, both teams have changed significantly since the last IPL game on this ground, back in 2019.
  • Faf du Plessis averages just 22.69 in 17 matches against MI. Can he turn this around?
  • Ishan Kishan has a score of 99 vs RCB but just 109 in his other seven knocks against them.
  • Suryakumar Yadav vs Mohammed Siraj in the IPL: 20 balls faced, 43 runs scored, one dismissal.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Banglaore Pitch Report and Weather

The weather is expected to be clear. The pitch at Bangalore is an excellent one for batting; one of the best in the country. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and the dimensions are quite small which ensures high-scoring encounters and a lot of sixes. The average first innings score here is 162 runs and teams will prefer chasing, especially with the Impact Player rule.

IPL 2023 Match 5: RCB vs MI Dream11 Prediction Today Match 2 April 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base team:

  • Wicket-keepers: Ishan Kishan
  • Batters: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
  • All-rounders: Cameron Green
  • Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Mohammed Siraj

IPL 2023 Match 5: RCB vs MI Match Prediction – Who will win?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite a couple of injury concerns, is looking balanced compared to the Mumbai Indians, especially in the bowling department. They are expected to win this game.

On The CricBlog Podcast, we shared our predictions for the IPL season. Watch here or below!

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