IPL 2018: MI vs RCB, Apr 17, 14th IPL 2018 Match Preview & Prediction

Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium on 17 April 2018. Virat Kohli will be leading the Royal Challengers and Rohit Sharma the Mumbai Indians, you can expect nothing but excitement during the match.

For fantasy cricket lovers, here is a match preview and prediction that will help you create the ideal fantasy cricket team:

Match Preview

MatchMumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 14th Match
DateTuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL )
VenueWankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Weather ForecastSunny

Mumbai Indians is the defending team and also one of the most successful teams in the IPL. It has three top players from the Indian side, namely Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. It also has a bevy of overseas players, who will ensure that the team performs well.

Wankhede Stadium is a batter’s paradise for limited overs. So, you can expect fireworks from Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians when they come to bat. However, it will be the bowlers, who will end up deciding the match.

Match Prediction

Everyone may expect Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore to win against Mumbai Indians. However, this may not be the case. Here are the reasons that put Mumbai Indians in the driver’s seat:

  • Too much pressure on Virat Kohli to deliver, and he may not be able to do so even with the likes of AB de Villiers, Chahal and Sundar.

  • Mumbai Indians have a team that comes with seasoned batters, including Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, JP Duminy, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.

  • Both teams have a weak link in the bowling, but with Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians have an edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

  • Mumbai Indians also have the 18-year-old Rahul Chahar to spin knots around the opposition.

  • Virat Kohli is an aggressive captain, but may not be able to get the best out of his team for the IPL.


Sarmad is a cricket enthusiast who loves to observe each match keenly. He is an editor and a regular contributor for Apne11. Apart from this, Sarmad loves to explore and read about Human Psychology and that is why he provides the prediction for upcoming matches too. He feels excited to share his review, prediction and feedback with sports lovers.

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