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Here’s all you need to know about the venues, dates and match timings of the league stage of this year’s Indian Premier League.

On Tuesday( May 9), Mumbai Indians( MI) and Royal contenders Bangalore( RCB) will face off in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both brigades have secured five triumphs each in their ten games and are presently placed fifth and sixth in the points table, independently. In the former game against Chennai Super lords, Mumbai Indians scored 139 runs for the loss of eight lattices in their 20 overs while fur first. Nehal Wadhera surfaced as the name pantomime for the platoon as he scored his first half- century of the event. Despite his sweats, Chennai Super lords chased down the target with six lattices in hand and 14 balls to spare, performing in Mumbai Indians’ first loss after winning two successive matches.

In their former match, RCB faced Delhi centrals and managed to score a strong aggregate of 181 runs for the loss of four lattices in 20 overs, thanks to half- centuries by Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror. Still, RCB’s bowlers plodded as DC chased down the target in just16.4 overs with seven lattices in hand. Faf du Plessis used seven bowlers, but only Wanindu Hasaranga completed his full share of four overs. All other bowlers had an frugality rate of over eight runs per over. Despite being the most successful powerplay platoon this season with 23 lattices, RCB bowlers could only manage to pick one gate against DC.

The two sides have disaccorded 31 times in the IPL to date, with MI prevailing in 17 of those hassles, while RCB have surfaced victorious in the remaining 14. still, RCB have been the stronger platoon against MI in recent times. MI’s last palm against RCB came in 2020, and they’ve since lost four successive matches against them.

Mumbai Indians and Royal contenders Bangalore( RCB) must be hurting after suffering demoralizing defeats in their last match. MI were pounded by Chennai Super lords while RCB were slayed by Delhi centrals.

Mumbai took the curious decision to mix effects up against CSK. Curious because they were coming into the match on the reverse of an excellent chase of 215 against Punjab.

Rather than fastening on the fact they conceded so numerous in that former match, they decided to strengthen their fur. In came Tristan Stubbs at number seven and for good measure, they also shifted Cameron Green and Rohit Sharma, with the Aussie each- rounder opening and the commander down at three.

Ironically the addition of the redundant overseas batsman saw them put in one of their worst performances with the club, managing just 139 with the unheralded Nehal Wadhera the only one making a score of note with 64 out 51.

It was no way going to be enough and so it proved. They lost with 14 balls to spare and rather than being bang in contention for the Playoffs, they lost points and instigation. It may well be a match that costs them in the long run.

Having posted181/4 Bangalore would have felt they had a good score on the board. But the England man had other ideas and his 87 off 45 always had Delhi ahead of the game from the moment they started the chase. In the end good( and quick) knocks from overseas brace Mitchell Marsh and Riley Rossouw saw them home with a remarkable 20 balls to spare.

It was one of the many cases we have seen in the IPL over the times of a side playing overseas batsmen in all of the Top 4 positions, with David Warner the other.

In verity their hand was forced by the fact that Anrich Nortje was unapproachable and Mustafizur Rahman has left the IPL for the season to report for transnational duty.

Nortje will surely return to the platoon when he is available but till that happens, they’ll have one of the most fearsome Top 4s in the competition. They may well still need to win at least three of their last four to come near to the Playoffs but they have clearly bettered of late.

Last time we were then was when Mumbai chased 213 against Rajasthan, one of several forfeiture chases they have executed this season.

But those first innings figures are vastly advanced than the normal over the times, where the first innings runs have historically been167.1.

You want to be chasing then however, with55/103 matches won by the chaser in Mumbai.

Both sides would want to drift first anyway given their strength is arguably in their fur and they both look more suited to knowing what the target is and going after it. In that sense they’ll both feel more in control fur second. Know More IPL News…

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