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Live updates | IPL 2019, Match 31: Rohit Sharma opts to bowl first against Bangalore

Live updates | IPL 2019, Match 31: Rohit Sharma opts to bowl first against Bangalore
Rohit Sharma. Photograph: AFP

Apr 15, 2019, 07.46 PM

What the captains are saying:

Virat Kohli: Key is to enjoy as many games as we have left. I think we were taking too much pressure in the initial few games and we kept falling back. The guys enjoyed a lot in the last game and showed desire.

Rohit Sharma: We're gonna bowl first. The nature of the ground says that it plays better in the second half. Also it's something our team is good at. Yes, it was a tough loss (against RR) but you need to give them credit.

Apr 15, 2019, 07.44 PM

What to expect:

Fresh from a much awaited victory, Bangalore will be aiming to maintain winning momentum and spoil Mumbai's party.

After a string of losses where nothing worked in their favour, fifties by skipper Virat Kohli and ever-reliable Ab de Villiers, helped Bangalore register their maiden win of the season on Saturday night.

The team is heavily reliant on Kohli and de Villiers and both would be keen to recreate their magic in front of a capacity crowd in Mumbai, on a day when the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup is scheduled to be picked.

Despite the win against Punjab, Bangalore remain at the bottom of the points table and remain to win all their remaining league games to have any hopes of progressing in the tournament.

Apr 15, 2019, 07.35 PM

Toss:

Mumbai win toss and opt to bowl first against Bangalore.

Playing XI:

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan(w), Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Apr 15, 2019, 07.32 PM

Stats and Facts:

At Wankhede, the average first innings total in the last 13 IPL matches is 178.

Pacers have taken 39 of the 48 wickets to have been picked up by bowlers in IPL 2019 matches at the Wankhede Stadium.

Rohit Sharma needs 40 runs to complete 8000 runs in T20 cricket.

Apr 15, 2019, 07.31 PM

Head-to-head records:

When see their overall head-to-head records, then they have played a total of 24 matches out of which, Mumbai won 15 and Bangalore won nine.

Particularly in Mumbai since 2013, they have played six matches and Bangalore won just one.

Apr 15, 2019, 07.28 PM

Watch the preview:

Bangalore vs Mumbai

Apr 15, 2019, 07.27 PM

Hello! and welcome to Match 31 of Indian Premier League 2019 which is between Bangalore and Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.

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