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IPL 2018: MI vs RCB - Preview, head-to-head, pitch report, key stats

Vaibhav Joshi
22.39K   //    17 Apr 2018, 11:06 IST


Defending champions Mumbai Indians will meet Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 14th match of the IPL season.

The two teams haven't had a decent beginning to their season. While RCB has won only one of their three matches, MI are yet to register a win in the competition, making it the fourth time that they have lost their initial three matches in the IPL.

This match will prove to be crucial for both the teams as both RCB and MI are at the bottom of the table. 

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Details

Match Date: 17 April 2018, Tuesday

Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT

Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Expected Crowd Turnout: The game is expected to be a house-full with a crowd turnout of 33,100.


There is no forecast of rain. The temperature should be around 35 degrees Celsius. There should be a bit of breeze early on in the match, and humidity levels will hover at around the 51% mark.

Pitch report

The seaside situation of the Wankhede stadium means that the swing bowlers get a fair amount of assistance during the early part of each day. Red soil is used to prepare the pitch, which ensures consistent bounce. The venue provides great entertainment when it comes to T20 cricket.


MI 13 - RCB 8. MI have an edge over RCB with thirteen wins in comparison to eight wins for the Bangalore team.

Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL 2018 Squad

In this season, MI have lost all of their matches in the last over of the match
In this season,
have lost all of their matches in the last over of the match

Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Akila Dananjaya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, and Adam Milne.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2018 Squad

RCB haven't been able to make their mark in the tournament so far

Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Manan Vohra, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, and Tim Southee.

All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 14 between MI and RCB:

1 – The number of wickets required by Jasprit Bumrah to reach 50 IPL wickets.

4 – Virat Kohli needs to hit four more sixes to surpass AB de Villiers on the list of most IPL sixes. Kohli will be fourth position on the list of most IPL sixes.

4 – Umesh Yadav requires four more wickets to achieve the feat of 100 IPL wickets. Yadav will become the ninth Indian to reach the milestone of 100 IPL wickets.

6 – Virat Kohli requires six more fours to reach the milestone of 400 IPL fours. Kohli will become the 5th player in the history of IPL to hit 400 or more fours.

9 – AB de Villiers needs to hit nine more fours to become the only 11th player in the history of IPL to hit 300 or more fours.

32 – Virat Kohli needs to score 32 runs more to become the highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He will surpass Suresh Raina to reach the milestone.

43 – Manan Vohra is just 43 runs from the milestone of 1000 IPL runs. He will become the first uncapped player in the history of IPL to score 1000 runs.

49 – Virat Kohli needs 49 more runs to become the first player to score 5000 runs for a team in 20-overs cricket. He has 4951 (including CLT20) runs from 158 innings for RCB at 37.50 (SR 131.53).

98 – AB de Villiers needs to score 98 more runs to surpass Shikhar Dhawan on the list of most runs in the history of IPL. de Villiers will become the seventh highest run-scorer in the history of IPL.

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