| Royal Challengers Bangalore
||vs|| Mumbai Indians
ScheduleSaturday, 19 April 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium
The ex- champions, Mumbai Indians, will clash with another giant side, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and that encounter will set the direction for both teams. The cool customer, Rohit Sharma, will guide his troops from where he left off in the 6th edition of the IPL whereas the blue eyed guy in the cricket world, Virat Kohli, will anticipate blowing a big punch to his rivals.
All eyes are set on the pinch hitter, Chris Gayle, who knows the ways to attack and diminish the rival bowlers. Virat Kohli is the backbone of the RCB and their entire batting of his team revolves around him while AB de Villiers along with Yuvraj Singh are capable of scoring briskly. Mitchell Starc, Albie Morkel and Varun Aaron will make an impact with the ball.
Mumbai Indians must be thrilled with the form of Kieron Pollard who powered a ton for Trinidad & Tobago after he recovered from a knee injury. Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel have performed well in the IPL while Michael Hussey will strengthen their middle order. Lasith Malinga led the Lankan Lions to clinch the ICC World T20 trophy recently with his lethal fast bowling. Pragyan Ojha and Zaheer Khan can defend their scores with the ball whereas Corey Anderson will be a useful all rounder.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
A hot day with temperatures around 26-39ᵒC
The winning captain will opt to chase
A smooth surface for the stroke play
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli (C), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Ashok Dinda, Chris Gayle, Shadab Jakati, Nic Maddinson, Tanmay Mishra, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Harshal Patel, Parthiv Patel, Ravi Rampaul, Sachin Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Mitchell Starc, Yogesh Takawale, Yuvraj Singh, Vijay Zol.
Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma (C), Corey Anderson, Jasprit Burmah, Marchant de Lange, Ben Dunk, Chidhambaram Gautam, Sheryas Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Hussey, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Sushant Marathe, Pragyan Ojha, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Krishmar Santokie, Jalaj Saxena, Pawan Suyal, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will upset the Mumbai Indians