IPL2021 Match1 RCB vs MI match prediction, head to head, match preview, probable playing XI.
The IPL2021 will kick start from the match of two heavyweights Mumbai Indians (Mi) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The match will be between sides of the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma.
Mumbai Indians have won two IPL TITLE in back-to-back years(2019, 2020). MI is a force to reckon in the IPL history. Mumbai Indians batting order looking very strong. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Cock, Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan make top order formidable. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya provide much-needed firepower in the late middle order.
Mumbai Indians perhaps has the strongest bowling unit too in the IPL2021. Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter Nile, Rahul Chahar, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya provide much variety in the bowling department.
Royal Challengers Bangalore finished at 4th spot in the IPL2020. This time they surely want to finish at the top2. Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal, and the new signing Mohammed Azharuddeen make the batting unit looks good. Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, and Washington Sundar are in the team as an all-rounder.
Kyle Jamieson fetched a record price at IPLauction 2021 and all set to debut from the side. Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, and Washington Sundar will take the charge of bowling department.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pitch and Conditions:
The MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai favoring spinners in the IPL. The first two tests between INDvsENG were being played here and spinners from both sides did well on this turning track. But in the IPL we have seen some high-scoring matches as well on this track. The pitch looks different from the test series and dew could play a vital role in the IPL2021 opener. The average first inning score at M A Chidambaram stadium is 145-165. The temperature is expected to be around 28-29 degrees Celcius.
MI vs RCB playing Combination
Mumbai Indian Probable Playing XI:
Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen (WK), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj/ Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Probable Top Performers MI vs RCB:
Virat Kohli ( RCB)
Virat Kohli has been outstanding through the years for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter (5,878) in the history of the IPL. Virat Kohli scored 466 runs with the highest run of 90* in the previous edition of the IPL. He finished at 9th spot in the highest run-getter list in the IPL2020. Virat Kohli surely wants to finish this IPL2021 on a higher note. Indian Cricket Team Skipper Virat Kohli had been in tremendous form in the recently concluded five-match T20I series against England. He scored 231 runs at a staggering average of 116 against England. Virat Kohli have two fifties in the ODI series as well. Looking at the form it is very safe to say that this year would be Virat Kohli’s year.
Surya Kumar Yadav (MI)
Suryakumar Yadav has been exceptional for Mumbai Indians over the years. Suryakumar Yadav amassed a total of 480 runs in the IPL2020. He also scored 512 and 424 runs for the Mumbai Indians of the season of IPL 2018 and 2019 respectively. In the previous month, Surya Kumar Yadav makes his debut in the T20I for team India. He scored 57 runs in the very first match of his international career and adjudged Man of the Match. Surya Kumar Yadav is the backbone of Mumbai Indians for the past three years and this year would be the same. He is eager and ready to go. He performed well against RCB in the last outing of the IPL2020.
Mumbai Indian vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head:
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians face off each other 29 times in the history of the IPL. Mumbai Indians have the upper hand over Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have won 19 matches whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 10 times.
In the last edition of the IPL, both teams have won one game each.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Broadcast details
TV Broadcast: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming Broadcast: Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction:
Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the IPL2021 opening game.