IPL 2023, 5th Match | RCB vs MI, Dream11 Prediction - Team for Grand League

image-lfy198x6RCB vs MI, Dream11 Prediction: IPL 2023, Match 5 (Source: Twitter/@mipaltan)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the fifth match (RCB vs MI) of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023). The match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday, 2nd April at 7:30 PM IST. Before the match we will take a look at the important player stats, the pitch report and the best players for the Dream11 Grand League of the team. 

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RCB vs MI, Head to Head

The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have played 32 matches in the tournament. The balance of the face-off is heavily shifted in favour of the Mumbai Indians as they have managed to win 19 of these matches. Rohit Sharma and company will look to continue the dominance over the Challengers with a win in this match. 

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Matches: 32
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 19
Mumbai Indians: 13

Head-to-Head (IPL 2022)

Matches: 1
RCB Won: 1
MI Won: 0

Head-to-Head (Last 5 Matches)

RCB Won: 4
MI Won: 1

RCB vs MI, Pitch Report: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Let us take a look at the numbers at the venue. 

Numbers at the ground (Overall IPL)

Matches: 78
Matches won batting first: 32
Matches won batting second: 44
No Result: 2

Average first innings score: 169
Average second innings score: 147

Spins' Record

Bowling Average: 28.80
Bowling Strike Rate: 22.0
Economy Rate: 7.90

Pacers' Record

Bowling Average: 30.10
Bowling Strike Rate: 22.0
Economy Rate: 8.20


A short ground and a flat track, the Chinnaswamy stadium is a batters' paradise. If we talk about the bowlers, the spinners are more efficient than the pacers on his strip. 

RCB vs MI, Match 5: Playing XIs

RCB Team News

Josh Hazlewood will not be available for selection for the first seven matches of the tournament. Hasaranga is away on international duty. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Michael Bracewell, Harshal Patel and Reece Topley.

MI Team News

Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury and has been replaced by Sandeep Warrier. 

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Cameron Green, Ramandeep Singh, Jofra Archer, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Karthikeya, and  Arshad Khan.

RCB vs MI, Match 5: Three must picks as per venue performance

  1. Virat Kohli (RCB): 2782 Runs in 89 Matches with a SR of 140.06 and an Average of 36.83
  2. Rohit Sharma (MI): 263 Runs in 15 Matches
  3. Harshal Patel (RCB): 11 Wickets in 17 Matches

RCB vs MI, Match 5: Three must picks as number against the opposition

  1. Glenn Maxwell (RCB): 103 Runs in 3 Matches
  2. Virat Kohli (RCB): 827 Runs in 32 Matches
  3. Rohit Sharma (MI): 566 Runs in 22 Matches

RCB vs MI, Match 5: Team for Grand League

image-lfy0qce8RCB vs MI, Match 5: Team for Grand League

Wicketkeeper: Anuj Rawat
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli
All-rounders: Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shabaz Ahmed
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Mohammed Siraj

Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Vice-captain: Cameron Green

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RCB: 6 Players; MI: 5 Players

RCB vs MI, Match 5: Expert Suggestions

The picth at the Chinnaswamy will be very good for batting. With the ground dimensions being small, the batters will really enjoy the conditions. Top-order batters along with willy spinners will be the best picks for the match.