IPL 2018, MI vs RCB: 5 player battles to look out for
Today’s game will see defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams haven’t had a good start to their respective campaigns. While RCB have won just one of their three matches, MI are yet to register a win in the tournament, making it the fourth time that they have lost their first three matches in the IPL.
Both teams might be filling the rear of the table for now but they have pretty powerful squads jam-packed with brilliant cricketers. The match will certainly involve a number of exciting player battles. Here are the top five player battles to look out for in the MI-RCB match.
#5. Kieron Pollard vs Yuzvendra Chahal
Kieron Pollard has had a forgettable tournament so far. He has scored 28 runs from two innings at an average of 14. Yuzvendra Chahal did not have a good outing in his first two matches with his economy going over 9 on both occasions. However, against Rajasthan Royals, Chahal was the only RCB bowler who clicked, picking up two wickets and conceding only 22 runs from his four overs.
Pollard may not have clicked so far but you never know when he will unleash his rage on the RCB bowlers during the middle overs. This is that point of the innings when Chahal is frequently used. Virat Kohli will be counting on Chahal to get rid of Pollard when the going gets rough.