IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Preview
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IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, MI vs RCB, Stats Preview

Mumbai Indians (MI) are ready to face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2021 opening match which will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai) this Friday (9th April) night.

While the three-time runners-up RCB finished the last season as the fourth best team, the record five-time IPL winners MI won both the last two IPL trophies as they will continue to defend their title in the IPL 2021.

IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Venue Stats (MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai)

Match records of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
MI 12 8 4 0 (0/0) 0
RCB 10 2 8 0 (0/0) 0

Teams’ Stats

Records of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first game of every IPL season

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
MI 13 4 9 0 (0/0) 0
RCB 13 8 5 0 (0/0) 0
  • Last time, Mumbai Indians started their IPL season with a victory in the IPL 2012. Since then they have lost eight straight matches of their last eight IPL season openers.

Players’ stats

(Mumbai Indians)

  • Rohit Sharma – Most IPL sixes as an Indian batsman

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, MI vs RCB, MI, RCB, IPL 2021, Stats Preview
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Rohit Sharma (213 IPL sixes) is four sixes away to surpass MS Dhoni (216 IPL sixes) and become the most IPL six-hitter as an Indian batsman. Only Caribbean star Chris Gayle (349 IPL sixes) and former South African cricketer AB de Villiers (235 IPL sixes) are ahead of them in the overall list of most IPL sixes.

  • Kieron Pollard – 200 IPL sixes; Surpassing Mitchell McClenaghan’s T20 wickets tally for MI

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Caribbean cricketer Kieron Pollard has hit 198 sixes in his IPL career. With two more sixes, Pollard will become the third overseas cricketer (Chris Gayle 349 IPL sixes and AB de Villiers 235 IPL sixes) and sixth overall batsman to hit 200 IPL sixes. Also, Pollard will become the first non-RCB cricketer to hit 200 IPL sixes for a team.

ii) Kieron Pollard (70 wickets) is two wickets away to surpass their former MI teammate, New Zealand cricketer Mitchell McClenaghan (71 wickets) and become the second most T20 wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians just after Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (195 wickets). Overall, Pollard will become the fourth most T20 wicket-taker for MI.

  • Quinton de Kock – 2000 IPL runs

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Quinton de Kock (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has already scored 1959 IPL runs. The left-handed batsman is 41 more runs away to complete 2000 IPL runs. After AB de Villiers (4849 runs), Jacques Kallis (2427 runs), Faf du Plessis (2302 runs) and JP Duminy (2029 runs), de Kock will be the fifth South African cricketer to score 2000 IPL runs.

  • Suryakumar Yadav – 50th T20 match for MI; 1500 T20 runs for MI

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Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Suryakumar Yadav will play his 50th T20 match for Mumbai Indians. A total of 11 cricketers have played 50 T20 matches for this team and Yadav will be the 12th cricketer on this list.

ii) Suryakumar Yadav has already scored 1463 T20 runs for Mumbai Indians. Scoring 37 more runs, he will become the fifth batsman to score 1500 T20 runs for this team.

(Royal Challengers Bangalore)

  • Yuzvendra Chahal – 100th IPL match

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Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal can play his 100th IPL match during the IPL 2021 opening game. However, it will be his 99th T20 match for RCB.