They are the official broadcasters of IPL 2018. So, it was their 11th episode of IPL as well where they did not win any IPL title in their career despite of being one of the top contender of the tournament. And finally, two days ago, Delhi Daredevil's Jason Roy played a fine knock to get three points for his team.
A lack of a match-winning performance - the 24-year-old missed a game owing to an ankle injury he suffered during the tournament-opener - can be attributed to Pandya's dodgy fitness, but MI will be hoping that Sharma gets into his groove after a relatively timid start. Their only win, against Kings XI Punjab, was rather comfortably achieved.
Having bowled exceedingly well in their first two games, RCB's bowling woes returned to haunt them against RR. They faced defeat in their first match against KKR by batting first. Rookie leg-spinner Mayank Markande has been their most successful bowler so far and they would like Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman to join the party pretty soon.
Both the teams go into this match with a decent batting line up which could steal the game away from their opponents anytime.
RCB's bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav who had broken the back of KXIP innings with a three-wicket burst in one over, went for plenty against the Royals who set up the highest total so far of the season, 217, by riding on Sanju Samson's blistering 45-ball 92 not out.
Since 2015 in the IPL, Virat Kohli has scored just 230 runs off 193 balls against left-arm pace, at a strike rate of 119.2. So in order to change their fortunes in the upcoming match, Rohit Sharma-led side will have to take care to the small things on the ground. Let's see the Orange army will chase this score or not?
RCB, on the other hand, have their big names performing for them. He faced 1 ball only. Following Kohli's diktat for fitness has paid rich dividends, with players giving it their 100% on the field to save every run possible.
AB de Villiers vs Krunal Pandya: AB has been dismissed by Krunal in all the four innings he played against him. RCB lost six wickets in 19.3 overs and reached the destination.
To make it even worse, amidst security concerns CSK have been denied the chance to make Chennai their fortress as their remaining home games have been shifted to Pune; a decision that could hinder their prospect of going all the way mostly because the team has been picked according to the conditions at Chennai.
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