Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other this Friday (9th April) night during the opening match of the IPL 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai).
The record five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians are ready to start their IPL 2021 journey as the defending champions, who won both the last two IPL trophies. On the other hand, the three-time runners-up RCB, who were the fourth-best team in the IPL 2020, are desperate to make this IPL season memorable for them.
IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Weather Forecast
In the IPL 2021 opening match, the defending champions Mumbai Indians will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai). This match has been officially scheduled to begin at 07:30 PM (19:30) local time.
According to the weather forecast, the sky is likely to be mostly clear for the entire day. There are very few chances of raining as there is only around a 6% chance of raining in the day time and only around 5% chance of raining in the night time. But the cricket fans are definitely wishing for no interruption during the IPL 2021 opening game.
The temperature of the day can be around between 32°C and 26°C.
IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Pitch Report
MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai) will host this new IPL season-opener where Mumbai Indians will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). It is going to be the first T20 match at this venue since IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 where Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets.
This venue majorly brings batting-friendly wickets for T20 cricket. However, with time progress, the spinners also get important benefits from the tracks.
Recently, this venue hosted two Tests between India and England, where the venue brought typical Asian pitches in both those Tests, but the second Test pitch was more helpful for the spinners.