And today it is going to be the battle of the beast, yeah you heard it right it is Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the arena of the Chinnaswamy, and the big news out of the battlefield is that Virat Kohli will be joining the squad today
Probable XI(RCB): Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(wk), Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Arvind/Aniket Choudhary
Probable XI(MI): Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Rohit Sharma (c), Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
What they said:
"Last year we won some really good matches away from home and that's why we reached the finals. In order to do that, that's the most important factor in the IPL. You need to win the away games. We know we play good cricket at home. But that's [away fixtures] something that will stay in focus for us through the season."
- Virat Kohli, on RCB's two away defeats and their path here on.
"You must have seen both of them [the Pandya brothers] on the ground. They're very expressive. We've given them the liberty and freedom. I hope they keep continuing because it's a long tournament."
- Rohit Sharma, on giving Hardik and Krunal Pandya being given the license to thrill.