Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fifth match of the IPL 2014 at Dubai International Stadium.
Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma displayed a lacklustre performance against Kolkata Knight Riders with the opening batsman Mike Hussey failing miserably to give Mumbai Indians the kind of start one would expect from him.
Mumbai Indians pacers Zaheer Khan and Lasith Malinga were good with the new ball but overall bowling attack gave too many easy runs at the end for KKR to post a good total after a slow start. Mumbai Indians would learn from their mistakes. Rohit Sharma would like to see more of Corey Andersen performing well than what he did against KKR.
Royal Challengers Bangalore found the star in form of Yuvraj Singh who gave a fitting reply to all his critics that questioned his abilities after the World T20 dismal performance. RCB supporters and in general cricketing fans missed the services of Chris Gayle who was not part of the playing 11 in their opening match.
RCB bowlers with the likes of Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc and Ashok Dinda look in good touch.Royal Challengers Bangalore had been a side that is most watched out this IPL 7 season. Defending champions and Champions League T20 title Mumbai Indians holder will have to play to their potential in order to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore who is high on confidence.
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