Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are arguably two of the biggest cricket stars in India, and both have huge following in the cricket-mad country. Every year the Indian Premier League (IPL) offers fans the chance to see how these two pillars of Indian cricket compete against each other. This IPL rivalry between Kohli and Rohit adds to the excitement surrounding the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match against Mumbai Indians (MI), making it one of the most anticipated clashes of the tournament. Rohit is the most successful captain in IPL history leading MI to four titles, Kohli on the other hand is the most successful batsman in the history of the tournament but has yet to lead RCB to the glittering trophy.
Despite shining with the bat, Kohli has not been able to properly guide his team against Mumbai Indians, who have dominated the match for so many years.
If we follow the head-to-head stats between the two sides, Mumbai Indians are the clear favorites, with 18 wins, including two in the Champions League, from 27 encounters.
Go to Head Stats
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
MI won: 18
RCB won: 9
Despite the head-to-head stats that strongly favor the Mumbai Indians, the RCB vs MI matches have more often than not lived up to fans’ expectations.
When these two sides met last year, the match became a discussion partner for the wrong reason when S Ravi, one of the on-field referees, failed to see a forefoot no-ball from Lasith Malinga on the final episode of the match. and RCB ultimately lost the game by six points.
These two games participated in some high scoring games and also witnessed a few low scoring games.
RCB’s 235 is the highest total when these two games have played each other, with Mumbai not far behind with a score of 213.
This encounter also witnessed some low-scoring matches, with the lowest total being the 115 goals scored by Mumbai Indians. When it comes to pursuit, Mumbai Indians lead the race with the highest successful pursuit of 171. The lowest total defended is 156, achieved by RCB.
As both teams have won and lost a match each of their first two matches, they will be eager to register their second IPL 2020 win and set the tone for the rest of the tournament.
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