Mumbai Indians will clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 5 of IPL 2014 at Dubai Interntional Stadium at 4 pm IST on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Mumbai Indians, defeated in the opening match of the season by the Kolkata Knight Riders by 41 runs with a poor show by the team’s batsmen, will have to face the mighty Bangalore team led by Virt Kohli.
Apart from formidable Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore were blessed with bowlers who showed their clinical and incisive acumen to defeat the Delhi Daredevils’ top order in quick time. Their batsmen, led by Yuvraj Singh and skipper Virat Kohli, proved RCB is emerging stronger than expected this season.
Where to Watch Live:
List of TV channels Showing Live: India : Set Max and Sony Six
In neighbouring Pakistan Geo Super will show it live, while Australian viewers can watch it live on Seven Sport and 7mate (Seven Network) and in Hong Kong, Now TV (PCCW) will show it.
Bangladesh fans, if any, can see the match live on Channel 9 and Indian NRIs or PIOs in Canada can watch it live at Sportsnet One/Omni Television/Sportsnet (Rogers media). In the Caribbean, Sportsmax will show it live and in Malayasia and Brunei, Astro channel will be beaming it live.
In Nepal, Set Max willl be accessible and in Sri Lanka, Carlton Sports Network (CSN) will show the match. In New Zealand, Sky Television Network will show it live and in South Africa or the entire African continent can tune in to SuperSport to watch it.
In Singapore, Cricket Extra (StarHub), in UAE and other Arab Countries, Indian origin fans can see it on CricOne (Arab Digital Network) and in UK, watch it live on ITV4 (ITV). In the United States, turn to Willow.tv, NEO Sports, if you don’t want to miss the match.
Online live streaming Information: Watch Live Streaming on YoutubeHERE or Starsports online HERE or HERE. For US viewers, the play starts at 9:30am CST and they can access the Willow TV for Live coverage. US viewers can watch the match live on mobile and internet HERE. For er parts of the world, click HERE. For Livescore, check ESPNCricinfo.com.
Royal Challengers Bangalore with the return of Yuvraj Singh have other great players like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Albie Morkel with the most formidable top order in the series. With precision in the top order, they are well-placed to sustain throughout the 20-over play, giving tension-ridden moments to bowlers.
Mumbai Indians, already in din with poor batsmen in the opeing match on Wednesday, will have to get their line-up re-ordered to show a better performance this time. With Kieron Pollard doing well and Hussey to open the batting followed by Rohit in the middle order, they have to keep the run-chase moving faster. MI’s Rohit Sharma and RCB’s Chris Gayle are placed second and third respectively in the list of top run-getters in the IPL series with Rohit at 2,540 runs, while Gayle has 2,512 runs to his credit.
Previous Meetings: There have been 13 matches played between RCB and MI, and the Mumbai Indians have a slight edge with a 7-6 win-loss record. When the two teams met last season, both teams won their respective home matches; RCB won by a slender margin of two runs at Bengaluru, while MI registered a convincing 58-run win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Prediction: RCB may win as Mumabi Indians are still gearing up in their form.
Squads: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel (wk), Tanmay Mishra, Yogesh Takawale and Vijay Zol, Yuvraj Singh (c), Varun Aaron, Ashok Dinda, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Sachin Rana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shadab Jakati, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel, Nic Maddinson, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ravi Rampaul.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Jalaj Saxena, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, C.M. Gautam, Apoorv Wankhade, Shreyas Gopal, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Corey Anderson, Josh Hazelwood, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk.