48th Match of IPL 2020 Between MI and RCB

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

48th Match:

The match between MI and RCB is the forty eighth meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 28th 2020.

MI vs RCB History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 28 times, till date. Out of them, MI won 18 times but lost 10 times including one super over defeat in the tied game.

The teams competed 11 times at the home ground of MI. The home team won 7 times and lost 4 times.

The teams faced each other 10 times at the home ground of RCB. The host won just twice. On the other hand, visitors won 8 times.

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The teams met 7 times at the neutral venue. MI won thrice, whereas RCB won 4 times including one super over victory in the tied game.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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MI is the topper in the point table, currently. If MI will win the match, the team will stay at the top with 16 points in total. In case of defeat, the team will be either at the same rank or in the 3rd position, depending upon NRR, with 14 points.

If RCB will win the match, the team will come up at the top of the table with 16 points in total. But if the team will lose the match, the team may be in the 2nd or 3rd position, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 to 13 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would be decreased and the temperature would be steady, as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first 14 times in 23 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 8 times, as well. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 9 times out of 23 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won thrice, and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 9 times and lost 14 times.

The first batting team won the matches 12 times including two ties, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 11 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.71 and 24.69 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first after winning the toss 10 times out of 16 matches, and it didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost 7 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 16 matches. This selection also didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won just once, while lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 4 times and lost 12 times.

The first batting team won the matches 8 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won 8 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 196 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 84, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 135 runs, whereas the highest was 196 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 28.90 and 28.67 is for the second innings.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue, yet. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

MI got 8 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has a pretty good record, as the team won 5 times, and lost thrice, including the defeat in the recent game in which the highest chase was recorded in the current season at the place.

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RCB had just 3 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has an above average record, as the team won twice and lost just once. The latter team is undefeated at the ground in the current season.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Mumbai Indians:

The team may go with an unchanged XI or may replace J. Pattinson with N. Coulter-Nile.

Mumbai Indians Eleven: Q. de Kock, I. Kishan, S. Yadav, S. Tiwari, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, K. Pandya, N. Coulter-Nile / J. Pattinson, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The team may face one forced change of injured N. Saini, in that case, U. Yadav can come into XI, or team may replace M. Ali with I. Udana and S. Dube may get the place in eleven.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: D. Padikkal, A. Finch, V. Kohli, AB. de Villiers, M. Ali / I.Udana, G. Singh, W. Sundar, C. Morris, N. Saini / S. Dube / U. Yadav, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal