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By Rajarshi Majumdar | 04:16 AM April 14, 2017
IPL 2017 Match 12 RCB vs Mumbai Indians: Preview, Team news likely XIs

Highlights

Virat Kohli will be looking to lead RCB from the front against Mumbai Indians.

AB de Villiers too will look to emulate his form in this match as well.  

RCB should not forget that Mumbai Indians are not a two-match unbeaten run and could spoil's Kohli's party. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Mumbai Indians in Match no. 12 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. The RCB fans will queue up outside the stadium in numbers as their favourite superstar skipper Virat Kohli will be back as the captain of their side against a red-hot Mumbai Indians. 

 

In case you did not know, Mumbai Indians hold a better record against RCB. Surprisingly, the Rohit Sharma-led side won both, home and away games, in IPL 2016. Mumbai Indians also have a 11-8 win-loss record against RCB. 

 

What remains to be seen, is how RCB is going to opt for their playing XI. As Virat Kohli will be back in the playing XI, an Indian player will obviously feel the axe. AB de Villiers too will retain his place in the side. The probable foreign four for RCB is likely going to be Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson and Tymal Mills. 

 

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have been in good form as they are on a two-match unbeaten run. Rohit Sharma is unlikely to make any changes to his playing XI as all seems to be perfect for them at this moment. 

 

Likely XIs:

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(wk), Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Arvind.

 

Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma (c), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.

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