Mumbai Indians vs Royal challengers Bangalore [What to watch out for in IPL 2022]
Mumbai Indians is a Mumbai cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League. In 2008, the franchise was among the 8 original members of the IPL. It is one of the most important teams in Mumbai. Reliance Industries owns the squad with its hundred percent subsidiary company IndiaWin Sports. Rohit Sharma is the current captain of the Mumbai Indians, mentored by John Wright. The team also won the 2011 Champions League 20/20 after defeating fellow IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs, a low-scoring finale.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is an Indian Premier League affiliate cricket team headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. United Spirits launched it in 2008 and titled it after its alcohol brand Royal Challenge. The team has never won the IPL; however, they have finished in second place 3 times from 2009 and 2016. Despite several prominent players, they have been dubbed "underachievers" due to a lack of achievement throughout the years. Accordingly, the squad owns the IPL distinctions for both the maximum and minimum totals — 263/5 and 49. Vijay Mallya, who spent US$111.6 million for the RCB franchise in 2008, bought it. This purchase for a franchise comes second after Reliance Industries' US$111.9 million offer for the Mumbai Indians team. As per a survey done by Duff & Phelps, the corporate branding of Royal Challengers Bangalore was projected to be 595 crores in the year 2019.
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Head to Head: Mumbai indians vs Royal challengers bangalore
The battle between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore has always been the most thrilling in the IPL. Even though Mumbai has overpowered RCB, the matches between both are by far the most interesting. The Mumbai Indians team has won 19 of the 30 matches, while Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 12. Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Mumbai Indians team by Five wickets in their debut IPL match on April 20, 2008. RCB also defeated the Indians by two wickets in their most recent match, which took place in Chennai on April 9, 2021. Although Virat Kohli, the present captain of the Indian National team, will lead RCB, Rohit Sharma, the Indian National Cricket team's deputy captain for the limited-overs game, will lead the Mumbai Indians.
One of the Royal Challengers' members, Virat Kohli, was retained in 2011, with the rest of the team being auctioned off. While other IPL teams released their non-performers, RCB lost its top talent last season by returning them to the auction group. RCB finished 6th in the 2018 IPL leaderboard and missed out on the playoffs. Since Virat Kohli, the team's captain, was set to represent the country in the next World Cup, all eyes were on him, putting a lot of stress on him. Despite the strain, Kohli amassed 464 runs, including one match-winning hundred and two fifties, earning him the second person in the IPL following Suresh Raina to hit the 5,000-run mark in 2019. Despite RCB's poor season record, most of their games were close affairs, and their supporters were immensely entertained. After the IPL franchise's 12th season, RCB is still one of the 3 leading clubs to have failed to win the IPL title.
Prior to the 2017 season, Mahela Jayawardene was named the new coach of the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma is the team's best run-scorer, whereas Lasith Malinga is the IPL's best wicket-taker. Mumbai Indians have won the IPL five times in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Four players were chosen as icon stars for their respective city teams by the Indian Premier League, making them unable to play on any other side. Mumbai's icon star is Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar was designated the captain of the team by the club. Based on past results in the UAE and superstition about winning the league in odd years, the Mumbai Indians were undervalued in 2020. However, the Mumbai Indians defied all expectations by becoming the year's most successful club and clinching their 5th title with a superb group effort and passion. The Mumbai Indians underperformed in the early matches on the sluggish surface in Chennai, one of the balanced locations for IPL 2021. They lost three of their first five games. The loss of the lower middle class was the fundamental factor. The Mumbai Indians dominated their next two games, with the middle order, which had improved, making vital contributions to the victory. There has been one tie between MI vs RCB in 2020 since the start of the IPL.
Players of the teams
One of the crucial strategies to win has been to grab excellent players in the battle between MI vs RCB. In 2009, Kevin Pietersen was the most expensive player bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore, followed by JP Duminy bought by Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians paid US$420,000 for Adam Milne, US$320,000 for Piyush Chawla, US$66,000 for James Neesham, US$660,000 for Nathan Coulter-Nile, and US$660,000 for Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar, and Yudhvir Singh in the 2021 Auction. RCB has released several of its players ahead of the 2020 IPL season. They bought Aaron Finch for 4.4 crores, Chris Morris for 10 crores, Joshua Philippe for 20 lakhs, Kane Richardson for four crores, Pavan Deshpande for 20 lakhs, Dale Steyn for 2 crores, Shahbaz Ahmed for 20 lakhs, and Isuru Udana 50 lakhs at the IPL auction.
Virat Kohli, captain of RCB, owns the distinction of most runs scored in the IPL since 2008. On the other hand, Chris Gayle has several individual score records. He belongs to RCB as well. Virat Kohli has made the most runs in the IPL since 2008, followed by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli have made the most centuries.
In conclusion, both the teams have had their share of achievements and are the audience's favourites. People stick to their TV screens when both the teams are playing. In case you are not able to watch the match, catch the ipl mi vs rcb live score on Dream11 or play Fantasy Cricket.
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