IPL 2011: Bangalore have task cut out against Mumbai

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore will not just have to address Sachin Tendulkar’s hunger for runs and Kieron Pollard’s blistering power, but will also have to be wary of Lasith Malinga’s yorkers when they take on Mumbai Indians in an IPL match in Bangalore on Tuesday.Mumbai have a destructive bowler in Malinga who decimated Delhi Daredevil’s batting on Sunday at the Ferozeshah Kotla.The Lankan pace-bowling spearhead returned with inspiring figures of 5 for 13, which was instrumental in bowling out Virender Sehwag’s outfit for 95.Malinga’s fiery, toe-crushing yorkers would be something that the Royal Challengers (RCB) think-tank would have discussed in detail.RCB would look to score their second successive win in the fourth edition of the tournament at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.They had defeated Kochi Tuskers Kerala by six wickets last weekend in their opening match of the fourth edition of the IPL.And it is expected to be a keen battle between Sachin Tendulkar and pacer Zaheer Khan.It will interesting to see how Zaheer, who has the uncanny ability to produce wickets when his team desperately needs a breakthrough, braces up against Tendulkar’s batting prowess.Compared to Mumbai Indians, RCB have a balanced side with Zaheer, skipper Daniel Vettori and Dirk Nannes providing teeth and experience to the bowling.AB de Villiers, who has been in sublime form since the World Cup, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary and young Mayank Agarwal lend depth to RCB’s batting.Tendulkar’s wicket is one which RCB would want to get early in the innings. If the batting maestro drops anchor, they could well expect a late innings blitz from Kieron Pollard.advertisementlast_img

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