IPL 2024- Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Preview (April 11th, 2024)

Hardik Pandya-led Mumbai Indians will clash against Faf du Plessis-led RCB. For Both teams, it is going to be an important match. Both teams are not doing well in this IPL season. They both are poorly performing teams so far. So in this match, both teams will try to bounce back. Although, this match will act like do and die for both teams, to be in the qualifier. With passing every match it becomes hard for both the teams to qualify for the IPL qualifiers. In this article, we will talk about this match.  We will know all about MI vs RCB, and we will also cover fantasy playing 11. So let’s check this article to know more in detail. 

Venue and Timing

The upcoming IPL match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is all set to take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This match is going to be live on 11 April at 7.30 PM. The Wankhede stadium is Known for its supportive atmosphere, the stadium is always a helpful stadium for Mumbai. Also, this is their home ground stadium. Even in the last match, MI played against DC on this ground. MI recorded their first match win of this session in this match. Even the stadium pitch is good for both the baller and the batsman. So this match is undoubtedly an interesting one. Both sides are excited, players as well as fans are waiting for these matches. This match-winning is a need for both teams. So we can expect a good fight between both of them. So as cricket fans, this match is a must-watch for us. 

Both Teams Journey So Far: IPL 2024 

The IPL 2024 season has seen both MI and RCB off to a weak start. Both teams are struggling in this IPL season. Both have recorded only one win this IPL season. RCB and MI could be doing better in this IPL 2024. Their batting, as well as bowling section, needs a good performance for a long time. Talking about the MI they are seated on the 8th position out of 10 teams. In this IPL they have played four matches and won only one match. Recently MI has recorded their first win of this season against DC. In this upcoming match, they will try to convert it into their second win in a row.

RCB is also struggling as MI, they are seated at 9th position and they have played five matches and won in only one. Although if you look at Both teams' players, both have some good players that can perform well but as a team, they both are not performing well in any matches. And for this reason, both teams have repeated setbacks. So in this match, both teams will try their best to record their second win in this session. This also helps the team live this season and fight for qualifiers. Let's see the Head to Head in IPL history, so we can get a clear image of who can win this upcoming match. 

Head to Head in IPL History

In the history of the IPL, matches between MI and RCB have always been interesting. Overall, they have played 32 matches against each other. And out of these 14 matches have been won by Bangalore, while 18 matches have been won by Mumbai Indians. This way Mumbai is taking an upper hand on RCB. Although the win-loss difference is not so high, there are very few differences between both teams. It is never easy to know which side can dominate. They are almost equal when they play against each other in IPL matches. Although this season is not good for both of them. So this match is a must for them. 

Player to watch out, for the MI vs RCB match

IPL’s every match has some players who perform well and are distinguished. So this match will also have some. We will witness some players who will perform well. 

In this match, all eyes will be on RCB’s old captain, Virat Kohli. He is currently leading the orange cap list and he has scored the most runs in this season. Although his team is not doing well, Virat is playing significantly, He has scored a whopping 316 runs in 5 matches with a strike rate of 146.30. He is the only batsman from Bangalore who is playing good innings in every match. From Mumbai, Tilak Verma and Rohit can outperform and may help the team to win this match. On the bowling side, Gerald Coetzee(MI) and Yash Dayal (RCB) can perform well in this match. These players' performance could well decide the outcome of this upcoming match. 

Expected Playing XI 

The expected playing XI for both teams is as follows: 

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Mandal, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Tilak Varma, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Tim David, (including impact player) 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 

Faf du Plessis (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK) Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Himanshu Sharma, Saurav Chauhan, Reece Topley, Yash Dayal, Mayank Dagar,   (Including impact player) 

Fantasy Playing XI

Choosing fantasy playing 11 is never an easy task for anyone. So we have handpicked this for you by looking at all relevant information, players' profiles, and so on. For fantasy cricket, here’s a suggested playing XI for MI vs RCB: 

Captain: Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain: Rohit Sharma 

Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan 

All-Rounder: Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell

Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Suryakumar Yadav 

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee 


This match will be an important win for Mumbai Indians as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams and their players are ready to perform well. Cricket fans of both teams are eagerly waiting for this match. Apart from the result, we can expect some good innings from both sides. Guessing who can win this match is looking tough. Although Mumbai can be the winner as they have shown some good innings in the last match.

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