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IPL 2017 Player Battles: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Top 4 player battles to look for

As Mumbai meets RCB on Friday, eyes will be glued on Kohli as he comes back from injury, but this match features other attractions as well.

Top 5 / Top 10 14 Apr 2017, 11:39 IST
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Can Rohit Sharma get back amongst the runs?

The match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore has already become a talking point thanks to Virat Kohli who is staging a comeback with this match in the RCB side.

Loaded with big names, both sides are strong contenders for the title. RCB with the inclusion of ABD and Kohli will be entering the game with a full strength squad while Mumbai Indians have momentum on their side after having won their last two matches.  

Hence, this contest promises to highly entertaining and we pick out some of the key player battles from this game which are sure to boost the excitement levels.

#1 Rohit Sharma vs. Yuzvendra Chahal

With individual scores of 3, 2, and 4 in last three innings, Rohit Sharma is having a nightmare with the bat this season. But given his past record and enormous potential, he has the potential to be the most dangerous batsman in this format. And it may take only one good innings for the Mumbai skipper to end his drought.

The batting-friendly surface and short boundaries at Chinnaswamy stadium would certainly help Sharma but his task will be made difficult by the RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who is known for keeping things quiet in the middle overs.

Chahal hasn’t featured frequently in the wickets column this season but his impressive economy rate of 6.08 makes him an ace weapon for RCB. Thus Rohit Sharma will have to find a way of scoring runs against the crafty leg spin bowling of Chahal to ensure Mumbai scores enough runs in the middle overs.  

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