IPL 2018: Struggling Mumbai desperate for revival against RCB

Lynette Rowe
April 17, 2018

Here is my squad for the match.

Suryakumar Yadav was the first one to go. Bangalore at Wankhede should definitely be a run-fest, but with Mumbai's next fixture after 6 matches, I don't want to use a sub to get in a player only to get them out soon. Yadav and Lewis have looked in top form so far, while Kishan has been promising as well. Virat Kohli is getting a bit anxious. Rohit Sharma has had a rough time in this year's edition and hasn't had a score in excess of 20. Rohit's clearly not in form - and to make it worse, he's dropped himself down to #4 now, which further blunts his Fantasy prospects. With Mumbai's next fixture quite a bit later, I'm not eager to find out while using a precious sub. The 30-year-old will also have the onus of seeing off RCB leggie Yuzvendra Chahal.

AB De Villiers is a must in the fantasy team on most days but not against MI. They are one of the founding member of IPL and since the beginning of the tournament IPL they used to take part in it and yet to miss any season. So, they might not get you a lot of points and are of little use.

Kieron Pollard might not get to play anything more than 5-10 balls. The Pandya brothers did nothing much and went cheaply. Hardik showed similar signs in South Africa, getting him twice in the ODI series. But can Virat Kohli and Co. spoil the party for Mumbai?

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Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with a solid fifty as Hyderabad shrugged off initial wobble to beat Kolkata by five wickets in their IPL match. He was not in good touch at all, and he did not look like the responsible player he once used to be. "His fielding and off-spin will also come in handy." he said.

For MI, their batting order and bowling is a concerning matter. With consecutive defeats in their first three encounters of IPL that to come in the nail-biting last overs, Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indian will be looking to turn things around for themselves against the Royal Challengers. Umesh again gets this delivery full and this time it curves back in to the left-hander Ishan Kishan, the ball detonates the off stump out of the ground.

Needing 11 off the final over, Roy hit a cover drive for four in the first ball followed by a six over fine leg. Then he conceded 60 in 4 overs, highlighting the vast degree of inconsistency that has stopped him from being a regular in the Indian team.

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