Defending champions Mumbai Indians(MI) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore(BLR) in the1st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, are attempting to complete a hat-trick of title victories by venturing into uncharted territories. The Rohit Sharma-led side is arguably the best in the tournament, with Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan lately making their India debuts after impressive performances in the previous edition.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB)
RCB vs MI 2021 Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
MI vs RCB 2021 Pitch Report :
Pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has a history of supporting spinners as it offers a dry pitch so batting can be tricky at times and low scoring games can be expected, but the dominance of spinners decreases in the second innings as soon as dew comes into play.
An average score of around 150 might be witnessed by us.
MI vs RCB Last Match Scorecard :
RCB- 164/6, MI- 166/5
MUM Indians won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
RCB vs MI Top Picks :
Jasprit Bumrah will play a T20 match for the first time in a long time. In his last four T20 matches, Mumbai’s bowling spearhead has taken ten wickets.
Ishan Kishan, at the other end of the age continuum. The youngster has posted 30+ runs in four of his last five 20-over games.
Virat Kohli is playing, he will surely be a top pick. In his most recent T20 game, he scored 80 runs against a solid English bowling team. He scored three half-centuries in the same series.
Rohit Sharma looked weak during the recently concluded England series but he proved his worth in the final match by scoring 64 runs. In his last four T20 appearances, he has two 60-plus numbers.
AB de Villiers, maturing like fine wine, will continue to entertain cricket fans for another season. He has scored 35 or more runs in three of his last five IPL games.
Suryakumar Yadav within modern history scored 89 runs in his last two T20Is against England. Yadav is a viable captaincy choice for your Grand Leagues.
Trent Boult has picked up 9 wickets in 5 matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he looks in fine shape and has picked up 5 wickets in his last three T20I games against Australia, and he also won in the ODI series against Bangladesh with the best score of 4/27. In the big leagues, he might be tried as a vice-captaincy choice.
Probable Playing XIs for MI vs RCB:
Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Adam Milne
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (C), Mohammed Azharuddeen, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Suyash Prabudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Dream 11 Team for MI vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 01 :
- AB de Villiers
- Mohammad Azharuddeen
- Rohit Sharma
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Virat Kohli (C)
- Glenn Maxwell (VC)
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Rahul Chahar
- Jasprit Bumrah
MI vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 01 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain: – AB de Villiers, Chris Lynn (if opens for Mumbai Indians), Hardik Pandya
Vice-Captain: – Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
MI vs RCB Dream11 Match Prediction — Who’s going to win today’s match?
The prediction is for Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match.