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Mumbai Indians Win Toss and Choose to Bat First in IPL 2024 Match Against RCB With New Lineup Changes

Mumbai Indians opted to bowl first after winning the toss against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Match 25 of IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai made one change in their squad, bringing in Shreyas Gopal for Piyush Chawla. Skipper Hardik Pandya cited dew as the reason for choosing to bowl first, aiming to take advantage in the second innings.

Pandya mentioned that the team’s mood remained the same despite their recent victory following three consecutive defeats. He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to handle pressure and adapt to the conditions. Pandya highlighted the importance of early pressure and praised the bowlers for their performance in the powerplay.

On the other side, Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain Faf du Plessis revealed their plan to introduce fresh faces in the squad. RCB made three changes, handing a debut to England’s Will Jacks, along with Mahipal Lomror and Vijaykumar Vyshak. Du Plessis emphasized the need for improvement and expressed optimism about turning their performances around in T20 cricket.

The history between Mumbai Indians and RCB shows that Mumbai has won 18 out of 32 encounters, while RCB has emerged victorious in 14 matches. Mumbai has a strong record at the Wankhede, winning over 50 matches at home. In head-to-head matches at the Wankhede, Mumbai has won seven times compared to RCB’s three victories. Both teams announced their playing XIs, with Mumbai including players like Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, while RCB featured Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis in their lineup.

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