Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru match prediction: MI to win
  • Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru toss prediction: MI to win the toss and field first

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru prediction

  • MI vs RCB date and time: April 11, 7:30 PM IST
  • MI vs RCB venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MI vs RCB Head to Head IPL Records

MI vs RCB match preview

Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will lock horns in the 23rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host the contest.

The Challengers, led by Faf du Plessis, are in dire straits as they are not too far away from getting knocked out of the competition. After losing to the Rajasthan Royals (RR), they are gasping for breath, both in their batting and bowling departments.

MI, on the other hand, recorded their first win of the competition after beating the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 29 runs in Mumbai. Hardik Pandya would have heaved a sigh of relief after MI got off the mark. They will be looking to get another win under their belt and inject some momentum into their campaign.

MI and RCB have locked horns 14 times since their first meeting back in 2008. Mumbai are ahead with 20 wins while the Challengers have won 14 times. At the Wankhede Stadium, it is 7-3 in favour of MI. In their previous meeting on May 9, 2023, MI beat RCB by 6 wickets with 21 balls left after chasing down a humongous target of 200.

The upcoming MI vs RCB prediction may turn out to be a one-sided affair as RCB have looked completely out of sorts.

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru : MI vs RCB IPL 2024 Dream11
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Mumbai Indians

Mumbai did not make the best of starts to their campaign in the IPL after they lost 3 matches in a row. However, they snapped their losing streak after beating the Capitals. Romario Shepherd’s 39-run knock off 10 balls helped them post 234 for 5 on the board.

Thereafter, Gerald Coetzee picked up 4 wickets as MI restricted DC to 205 despite Tristan Stubbs’ jaw-dropping knock of 74 off 25 balls.

The MI vs RCB prediction will depend on how the MI batters keep doing what they did against DC.

Mumbai Indians Possible 11: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

The Challengers have found themselves in all sorts of trouble as they are struggling at the bottom half of the table. Lack of quality bowling options has hurt them badly in the tournament. Virat Kohli has been outstanding for the Challengers, but he has hardly got much support from the other batters.

The outcome of the MI vs RCB prediction on how the other members of the Challengers support Kohli.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Possible 11: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Saurav Chauhan, Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

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Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Mumbai is expected to be an absolute belter. Spinners may get some assistance from the track, but it is the batters who are expected to make hay on the surface. Another high-scoring match seems to be on the cards at the iconic Stadium.

Conditions will be hot and humid on Monday in Mumbai. Temperatures will drop to around 24 degrees Celsius at night. 36 percent cloud cover will be there, but they would not be threatening. Wind gusts of 35 km/h are expected to make it a little easy for the players on the ground.

MI vs RCB Dream11 prediction

Our MI vs RCB Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Ishan Kishan
  • Batter(s): Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
  • All-rounder(s): Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Cameron Green
  • Bowler(s): Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli
  • Recommended vice-captain: Rohit Sharma

We have picked Virat Kohli as the captain of our Dream11 team because he is currently the Orange Cap holder. In 5 matches, the right-handed batter has racked up 316 runs at an average of 105.33 and a strike-rate of 146.29. He scored 113 against the Royals and the knock should keep him in a positive frame of mind going into the next game.

Rohit Sharma has been phenomenal for MI in the ongoing edition of the IPL. In 4 matches, the veteran has scored 118 runs at an average of 29.50 and a strike-rate of 171.01. He scored 49 runs in quick time against the Capitals and looked in great touch with the bat in hand.

MI vs RCB match prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win

As per the MI vs RCB match prediction, MI should be able to finish on the winning side. Given how they played against the Capitals last time around at the same venue, it is expected that they will come out firing on all cylinders against the struggling Challengers.

MI vs RCB toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

As per the MI vs RCB toss prediction, teams should have no second thoughts about fielding first. Wankhede is a venue where targets around 200 are also not safe.

Player of the Match prediction: Rohit Sharma

In the last few seasons, Rohit Sharma struggled to step up for MI with the bat in hand. However, this season has been a tad different. Although he bagged a golden duck against the Royals, he has otherwise been very fluent at the top of the order. He will be one of the contenders to run away with the Player of the Match award if he plays well at the top for MI.

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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru betting odds

  • Mumbai Indians odds: 1.685
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru odds: 2.180

The MI vs RCB betting odds are favouring MI because of the current form of both teams. It needs a tremendous effort for the Challengers to take down Mumbai in the latter’s backyard.