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IPL 2024: MI vs RCB Best Playing 11 for Both Teams

Stalwarts Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in focus as we look at the best predicted playing 11 for MI vs RCB match 25 of IPL 2024. 

It’s match number 25 of the TATA IPL 2024, and it is the clash at the bottom-ranked teams as the Mumbai Indians take on the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their home den, Mumbai. When the tournament started, who would have imagined that we would see Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bengaluru strangling at the bottom of the points table with just 1 win from 4-5 games?

It has been a shocking start to both teams, and more so for Mumbai Indians, who were undoubtedly the strongest team on paper before the start of the tournament. While Mumbai Indians lost their first three matches, they must be happy with the result of the fourth match as they defeated DC by a big margin. The return of SKY did change the fortunes for MI, and it looks like a positive upward movement for them from here on.

Meanwhile, for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, things aren’t looking positive from any direction, except for Virat Kohli’s contribution. Ignoring the strike rate discussion surrounding around Virat Kohli, the team as a whole has been a disappointment. Starting from the Captain’s contribution with the bat, there has hardly been any positive contributions from the likes of Maxwell, Green, Patidar, or Siraj. 

Match and Pitch Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 25 – MI vs RCB

Where: Mumbai

When: April 11, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

The Mumbai pitch has typically favored the batting, and the match on Thursday should also be the same. If Mumbai Indians bat first, expect this to be a high-scoring encounter. But if RBC bat first, do not expect a 200+ score unless we see a solid team contribution from the RCB players. So, overall, what team combination will both teams adopt? Well, let’s look at the IPL 2024 MI vs RCB best playing 11 and fantasy lineups for match 25. 

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Mumbai Indians (MI)

Batters: Dewald Brevis (o), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma & Tim David (o)

WKs: Ishan Kishan & Vishnu Vinod

All-rounders: Anshul Kamboj, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya (c), Mohammad Nabi (o), Naman Dhir, Nehal Wadhera, Romario Shephard (o), Shams Mulani & Shivalik Sharma 

Bowlers: Akash Madhwal, Dilshan Madhushanka (o), Gerald Coetzee (o), Kwena Maphaka (o), Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Luke Wood, Nuwan Thushara (o), Piyush Chawla & Shreyas Gopal

Mumbai Indians Best Playing 11 vs RCB

In the last match against Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup was boosted with the return of the World’s number 1 T20 batter, Suryakumar Yadav. While SKY couldn’t contribute much with the bat, his presence did make a good impact as Mumbai Indians played with confidence, and without any pressure. With MI winning the last match, expect them to continue with the same winning combination with Akash Madhwal continuing as an impact player.

While Mumbai Indians finally got off the mark in the last match against Delhi Capitals, they would like to continue the winning momentum as their next two matches will also be played at home. There is no doubt about the quality of this MI side, and it was surprising to see them lose three matches on the trot. But better late than never, MI seems to be finally giving their best performance.

IPL 2024 MI vs RCB Playing 11 for Mumbai Indians

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. Tilak Varma
  5. Hardik Pandya (c)
  6. Tim David
  7. Romario Shephard
  8. Mohammad Nabi
  9. Gerald Coetzee
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Piyush Chawla
  12. Akash Madhwal (Best Impact Player)

MI Other Impact Players: Naman Dhir, Vishnu Vinod, Dewald Brevis & Nehal Wadhera

IPL 2024 Squad List for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Batters: Faf du Plessis (c&o), Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli & Will Jacks (o)

WKs: Anuj Rawat & Dinesh Karthik

All-rounders: Cameron Green (o), Glenn Maxwell (o), Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Swapnil Singh & Tom Curran (o)

Bowlers: Akash Deep, Alzarri Joseph (o), Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson (o), Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Reece Topley (o), Vyshak Vijaykumar & Yash Dayal

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Ideal Playing 11 vs MI

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru team is struggling big time when it comes to fielding their best playing 11, and also finalizing their best batting-order. Not once in the the five matches that they have played so far, have we seen a stable batting-order from the side. This is a big concern area for RCB, who are already struggling big time with their bowling.

The team needs to play to an individual’s strength. For example, Cameron Green isn’t a finisher, so asking him to come at 4-5, and start hitting in the middle and death overs isn’t his capability. He is a top-order batter, and if you are not utilizing him in that manner, things will always be tough. Similarly, the team needs clarity for Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell as there is always a big shuffle in their batting-order too.

Ideally, Virat Kohli should sacrifice his opening position, and let Cameron Green open the innings alongside Faf du Plessis. Virat Kohli can play at number 3 without any issues, but Cameron Green can’t play that well at number 5. With Rajat Patidar at number 4 position, and Glenn Maxwell at 5, things look much better for them in terms of their batting-order. In addition, Mahipal Lomror should play as a finisher for then them no matter what. It’s a shocker to see the finisher who did well for them warming the bench.

IPL 2024 MI vs RCB Ideal Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bengaluru:

  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Cameron Green
  4. Rajat Patidar 
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Saurav Chauhan
  7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  8. Mahipal Lomror
  9. Reece Topley
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Yash Dayal 
  12. Vyshak Vijaykumar (Best Impact Player)

RCB Other Impact Players: Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Deep & Suyash Prabhudessai

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for MI vs RCB Match 25 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis 

Wks: Ishan Kishan

All-rounders: Cameron Green, Hardik Pandya & Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers: Reece Topley, Jasprit Bumrah & Gerald Coetzee 

CVC Choice: Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.

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