Royal Challengers Bangalore have played some brilliant cricket in this edition of IPL after a poor start to the tournament.Shaun Roy / IPL / SPORTZPICS

Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match no 46 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

MI have now won five games in a row and they have 12 points from 11 matches. After a poor start to the tournament, hitman Rohit Sharma-led MI have retained their form and turned the wheels of fortune in their favour. 

RCB on the other hand are looking way more perilous than how they looked at the start of the tournament.

Let's have a look at some of the key clashes from this match:

Chris Gayle vs Lasith Malinga: The Caribbean swagger king showed how to demolish a bowling attack yet again against Kings XI Punjab in their last match. After smashing 117 runs from 57 balls, it was obvious he took the game away from KXIP single-handedly. To stop the Gayle storm, MI would want someone like Lasith Malinga to be on song and get him out as quickly as possible.

Virat Kohli vs Mitchell McClenaghan: Kohli has led his side from the front. He has scored a lot of runs upfront and has played the perfect supporting role to Gayle when the latter is on fire. McClenaghan, on the other hand, has been effective with both the new and the old ball. He would look to continue with the form he is in and give early breakthroughs to his side.

Ab de Villiers vs Harbhajan Singh: Sheer class would be a perfect phrase to explain Ab de Villiers. It would be interesting to see how Harbhajan Singh alters his line and length against this crafty batsman. A contest that everyone would look forward to.

Rohit Sharma vs Mitchell Starc: These two have faced each other a number of times in recent times during India's tour to Australia and World Cup 2015. Rohit is undoubtedly the best batsman in the MI squad and he would look to make an impact in this game. But he will have to face the Starc challenge yet again. He has been the best bowler for RCB and is climbing up the "Purple Cap" list swiftly.

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