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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli will be up against Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma as Bangalore face Mumbai

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli-led Bangalore to host Rohit Sharma's 'Paltan' at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 28, 2019, 12.00 AM (IST)

Team India's captain Virat Kohli will be up against ODI team vice captain Rohit Sharma and World's No 1 bowler in ODI Jasprit Bumrah as Bangalore (RCB) host Mumbai in the seventh game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Bumrah's shoulder injury scare was a cause of concern for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai but the pacer have recovered in time to be back in the fold.

Both teams will be eager to register their first win of the IPL and the onus will be on Kohli and Rohit, as both of them failed with the bat in their respective opening matches.

Mumbai Indians will also be boosted by the availability of Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga.

Yuvraj Singh will also be in focus after the 37-year-old started the season on a classy note hitting a sublime half-century against Delhi.

Mitchell McClenaghan will be eager to face the challenge of bowling to Kohli, AB De Villers and Shimron Hetmyer.

Bangalore will expect its batsmen to put up a formidable total after they were bundled out for a paltry 70 in 17.1 overs against the Chennai in the opening match of the season.

With power-hitters like Kohli, AB de Villiers in the team, that should not be an uphill task as the game will be played at Bangalore's home ground. 

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will again be the key man in the Bangalore bowling attack.  

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Both teams will be eager to register their first win of the IPL and the onus will be on Kohli and Rohit, as both of them failed with the bat in their respective opening matches.