On September 26 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021. With 10 points, RCB is in third place in the IPL 2021 points table, while Mumbai Indians are in sixth place with 8 points. Both teams have previously lost their matches.
RCB had previously lost to Chennai Super Kings. Batting first, RCB were reduced to 156-6 at the end of 13.1 overs with 111-0. The rest of the batsmen failed to bat well, with Virat Kohli (53) and Devdutt Padikkal (70) scoring fifties. CSK also took important wickets in the last ten overs to reduce RCB to 156 runs.
Later, CSK’s opening combination of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis scored 71 runs. After that, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu put on a 47-run partnership. The RCB bowlers were unable to pick up wickets early on, allowing CSK to establish a commanding lead. CSK triumphed by 6 wickets in the end.
The Mumbai Indians lost their previous match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. With their superb batting, KKR outplayed MI in a pretty one-sided game. In the first innings, KKR held MI to 155-6. Later, Venkatesh Iyer (53) and Rahul Tripathi (74) bowled brilliantly to help the team reach the mark in 15.1 overs.
The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians will take place on September 26 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. According to weather.com, the temperature in Dubai on September 26th evening will be approximately 31 degrees Celsius. Rain is only expected to fall 3% of the time. The humidity level is expected to be approximately 62 percent.
High scores are not common at Dubai International Stadium. In T20Is, the average first innings score is 144, while the average second innings score is 122. As a result, a total of 160 or more can be a strong score to defend. So far, the IPL 2021 matches in the UAE have only seen poor average totals. Only one game saw teams score 180 points or more.