Mumbai Indians will clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore today
RCB had registered a one-sided victory in the last encounter
New Delhi. In the current season of IPL, once again the teams of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be face to face. While Mumbai would like to avenge the previous defeat, RCB will take the field with the intention of removing another hurdle from the way of the playoffs. While Bangalore is sixth in the point table, Mumbai Indians is at number eight. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will also have a chance to improve their record books in this match.
In the current season of IPL, Virat Kohli, who has scored 419 runs in 10 matches with 6 half-centuries, has also taken 10 catches so far. In total 203 matches of the league, he has 103 catches in his name. Former Mumbai Indians player Kieron Pollard has also taken the same number of catches. In such a situation, if Virat Kohli takes a catch during the match, then he will leave behind Pollard and reach the second number in the list of fielders with the most catches in IPL history. Suresh Raina holds the record for most catches as a fielder in the league. Mr. IPL took 109 catches in 204 matches.
Amazing will have to be shown in fielding with bat
The current season of IPL has not been good so far for the five-time champion Mumbai Indians and its captain Rohit Sharma. Mumbai had to face defeat in 5 out of 10 matches. Hitman has also failed with the bat so far. Rohit has scored only 184 runs in 10 matches. However, in this match, the captain of Mumbai will have a chance to score a ‘century’.
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In fact, Rohit has taken 98 catches in the IPL so far and he is at number four in the list of fielders who have taken the most catches in the league. Hitman will take time to leave behind his old partner Kieron Pollard, but if he takes two catches against Bangalore, he will be among the players to score a century of catches. In the list of fielders who have taken the most catches in IPL 2023, Ruturaj Gaikwad of Chennai Super Kings is at number one. He has taken 13 catches so far.
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After Virat Kohli, Aiden Markram, Jos Buttler and Hetmyer are jointly third in the list of top fielders this season, taking 9-9 catches. Let us tell you that in the last encounter between Bangalore and Mumbai, RCB won by 8 wickets. Virat Kohli played a blistering inning of 82 runs in 49 balls in that match. At the same time, Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring one run after playing 10 balls.
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Tags: IPL 2023, MI vs RCB, Rohit sharma, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 09, 2023, 10:20 IST