Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 1st match of Indian Premier League 2021 on April 9th, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The Rohit Sharma-led MI side is arguably the best team in the competition, with the duo of Suryakumar Yadav, and Ishan Kishan recently making their India debuts after a strong showing in the previous edition. Royal Challengers Bangalore, yet another campaign begins with high hopes and expectations.
Virat Kohli recently revealed that he will open for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. Hence, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have two great openers in the form of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. Royal Challengers Bangalore has few big hitters in the team who can single-handedly win the match for the team. Other than Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore have AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, who are hard-hitting batsmen. They make the middle-order stronger for Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB bought New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson. He will be playing his debut IPL season but is a great bowler. Thus, Royal Challengers Bangalore have a new addition to their pace attack. Moreover, Mohammed Siraj is also an in-form pacer and Navdeep Saini is an outstanding pacer.
For MI Ishan Kishan, de Kock, and Surya Kumar Yadav were especially destructive last season, scoring 516, 503, and 480 runs, respectively, while Hardik and Pollard consistently provided near-perfect finishes to the MI innings, making them one of the most complete batting units in the tournament. They are slow starters, MI has not won any of their season-opening matches since 2013.
Mi Vs RCB Predicted Playing XI:
Mumbai Indians Probable XI – Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Nathan Coulter-Nile
Royal Challengers Banglore Probable XI – Virat Kohli (C), Mohammed Azharuddin/ Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Suyash Prabudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and Yuzvendra Chahal
Pitch Report: Pitch at Chepauk should be good to bat on, with some spin available off the surface for the bowlers. There should be some swing available for the new-ball bowlers.
Match Info: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Banglore, 1st MATCH 2021
Date – 09th April 2021
Time – 07:30 PM IST
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The RCB has had two Covid-19 cases. Opener Devdutt Padikkal has tested negative in the latest Test but he is a doubtful starter for the match against Mumbai because of the quarantine period while joining the bio-bubble. Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams too has been tested positive for Covid 19 and will not be available for selection for a good length of the IPL 2021.
Quinton de Kock will not be available for this match because he was part of South Africa’s ODI series against Pakistan and will have to undergo mandatory quarantine. He is yet to come out of Bubble.
Mi vs RCB Dream11 Prediction Team For Small and Grand Leagues
DREAM 11 TEAM ( SMALL LEAGUE)
GRAND LEAGUE TEAM
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.
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