Hello, good afternoon and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates for the 12th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI). This is the first of the two matches to be played today and will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. MI are ahead of RCB this season, with two victories out of the three matches they have played so far. RCB have won only one of the three they have played. However, the hosts will be confident with their captain Virat Kohli coming back into the side with this match. Full Cricket Scorecard, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017, Match 12
RCB, though full of big stars, have not been able to perform as a unit, which resulted in defeats. There have been individual heroics from cricketers like AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Billy Stanlake, they will have to put up all-round performance to win against MI, who are in a good form as a team. MI’s all-rounders have done well while they have consistent performers like Nitish Rana and Krunal Pandya in the side. MI have been efficient on field as well and are ahead of RCB in every aspect for the match. RCB will have the home advantage and the crowd support in their favour.
MI are ahead in head to head win-loss ratio as well, winning 11 of the 19 matches the two teams have played so far. At M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, MI have won six of the seven matches the two teams have played.
RCB: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia