Aware that another defeat will bring their semi-final hopes crashing down, a desperate Mumbai Indians would settle for nothing less than victory in a crucial Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
While Mumbai Indians will be in search of an elusive win, the Royal Challengers will be eyeing a return to winning ways and move to the top half of the table.
With just three wins out of nine matches, the Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians are second from bottom in the eight-team event and would be eyeing revenge against the Royal Challengers, who humiliated them by 9 wickets in their earlier encounter.
The morale of the Mumbai outfit is at its lowest after losing three consecutive matches and from here on it would be a Herculean task for Tendulkar’s boys to pick themselves up and set things right.
What has been a matter of concern for Mumbai is the batsmen’s inability to put up decent totals on the board.
Boasting the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya, Tendulkar, JP Duminy and Dwayne Bravo, Mumbai would be eyeing a big score tomorrow but for that to happen, they will have to do away with their middle over blues.
Mumbai Indians bowling, however, looked impressive in all the outings so far.