Indian Premier League 2020, RCB vs MI, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians face-off, Virat Kohli vs Jaspreet Bumrah
IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: The match between Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be a treat for fans.© AFP
Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 10 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Monday and Virat Kohli and Jaspreet Bumrah will face two world best white ball players. Contest. Kohli is likely to bat in the top three and Bumrah will be used by MI captain Rohit Sharma on the new ball as well as death. Kohli is yet to score 14 and 1 to fire in the tournament, while Bumrah has already rebounded against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 2/32. He finished 1/43.
Kohli batted at number 3 in his first outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad but promoted wicket-keeper batsman Josh Phillip to the post against Kings XI Punjab. However, he is likely to stick to his usual position of first place against a strong MI Bowling line-up.
Bumrah played a key role in MI’s success against KKR in their last match when they dismissed two key batsmen – Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell in one over and closed out the game.
However, if there is any batsman who is best equipped to deny Bumrah’s threat in that RCB line-up, it is captain Kohli.
The India captain has a lot of experience facing Bumrah in the nets when two cricketers play for India and will bank on that experience to negotiate off the pitch, which will make Bumrah usually good with the new ball as well Wandering slow balls and pin-point yorkers.
Bumrah bowled out Kohli in IPL 2019 when teams met at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB’s home ground, and so the fast bowlers enjoyed flamboyant rights.