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Mumbai Indians vs Royal challengers Bangalore [What to watch out for in IPL 2024]


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. Hardik Pandya is the current captain of the Mumbai Indians, mentored by Mark Boucher. 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. MI and RCB played two matches in the IPL 2023 and both teams won one match each.
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 18 of the 32 matches, while Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 14. 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 eight wickets in their most recent match, which took place in Chennai on April 2, 2023. Faf du Plessis from the South African team will lead RCB, Hardik Pandya, the Indian National Cricket team's deputy captain for the limited-overs game, will lead the Mumbai Indians.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the original eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has participated in every iteration of the tournament since its inception in 2008. Despite having a stacked lineup of veteran domestic and international players over the years, such as Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Anil Kumble and Zaheer Khan, RCB has never lifted the IPL cup. The team has become a butt of memes on social media due to this, and ex-captain Kohli often comes under fire from netizens. However, RCB has been showing promise of late, having reached the playoff stage three times in a row in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 IPL seasons. South Africa’s Faf du Plessis will continue to serve as the captain of RCB in the upcoming season after taking over the reins from Virat Kohli in 2022. . Other star players of RCB include Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, and Lockie Ferguson, and Tom Curran.
The Mumbai Indians team is all set to participate in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024. MI has a formidable list of players for the 2024 IPL season, which includes top players like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, and many more. Founded in 2008, Mumbai Indians is a franchise cricket team based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The team is owned by India's biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries. Since its inception, the team has played its home matches at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai Indians have won the IPL five times in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Despite being undervalued in 2020 due to past results in the UAE and superstition about winning the league in odd years, 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. Rohit Sharma is the team's best run-scorer.
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Players of the teams

MI Players:
Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder, Rohit Sharma plays as a batter, Akash Madhwal is a bowler, Anshul Kamboj is an all-rounder, Arjun Tendulkar also plays as a bowler, Dewald Brevis is an all-rounder, Dilshan Madushanka is a bowler, Gerald Coetzee plays as an all-rounder, Ishan Kishan serves as a wicketkeeper, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, and Piyush Chawla are bowlers, Mohammad Nabi, Naman Dhir, Nehal Wadhera, Romario Shepherd, Shivalik Sharma, and Shams Mulani are categorized as all-rounders, and is part of the team.
Virat Kohli, ex-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 for RCB but is no more a part of the squad Faf du Plessis who played only the past two seasons (2022 & 2023) for RCB also scored 1198 runs for the team. 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.
RCB Players:
The team's wicketkeepers are Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik. The batters on the team include Faf du Plessis (SA), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, and Saurav Chauhan. The squad also features all-rounders Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell (AUS), Manoj Bhandage, Tom Curran (ENG), Swapnil Singh, Will Jacks (ENG), and Cameron Green (AUS). Additionally, the team includes bowlers Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Reece Topley (ENG), Himanshu Sharma, Alzarri Joseph (WI), Lockie Ferguson (NZ), Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak, and Mayank Dagar.
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 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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