Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - A Must Watch

Indian Premier League 2013 Live Streaming

Mumbai Indians are easily the most popular team of IPL and they take on the most fancied team of IPL viz. Royal Challengers Bangalore. So this match would obviously be a must watch for all cricket fans. And who can forget couple of days ago Mumbai won a thriller against Chennai and Bangalore repeated a similar thriller against Deccan Chargers.

We can surely expect a housefull Wankhede stadium when these two teams meet. These two teams haven't dominated this year's league the way Delhi did but these two teams have managed to pull out wins to stay in race of play-offs. Mumbai Indians have 14 points where as Bangalore is lagging behind with a total of 11 points. So Bangalore would obviously be more desperate for a win at Wankhede.

Mumbai Indians have managed to win their last three matches but they were not comprehensive wins. This team is still struggling to find the right balance. None of the batsmen have been consistent throughout. Rohit Sharma, Rayudu, Tendulkar, etc. have been good in patches. Lasith Malinga is in brilliant form with the ball and he receives a good support from Ojha, Munaf, RP Singh and Harbhajan.

Royal Challengers almost lost their last match until AB de Villiers came to bat. That was one of the best turn around one would ever see in T20 cricket. Once he came to bat he turned tables on Deccan Chargers and smashed every ball around the park. He scored 47 runs from just 17 balls! Dilshan and Gayle are doing a good job up the order. AB de Villiers need to bat up the order and Kohli can drop himself a bit down the order.

Vettori will need to make way for Murali again looking at his impressive bowling in last match. So in Vettori's absence, Kohli can again lead the team. RCB has lost two out of their last three matches and they are badly in need of wins now. 

Pitch here at Wankhede doesn't provide a high scoring game so it would again be tough for the batsmen to score easily. Bowlers may have a better day on this pitch. Hard to predict the winner but Mumbai will surely play under pressure at home and Bangalore will experience the pressure of a must-win situation.

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