Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update of VIVO IPL 2021. The 14th edition of VIVO IPL 2021 gets underway on the 9th of April and the finale will take place on 30th May. Mumbai Indians will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Details:
The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and live streaming can be seen on the Star Sports network as well as Hotstar.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Preview:
The opening match of VIVO IPL 2021 will witness a clash between the Five-times champion as well as defending champion Mumbai Indians and a team that is still away from winning the IPL trophy Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The lineups of both the teams are filled with star-studded match-winners and the biggest entertainers of this format.
Talking about MI, the team looks absolute beast when measured on all the parameters of the game. With the glory of winning five IPL trophies, this team is probably the strongest and most successful side in the competition and must be looking to complete a hat-trick of IPL trophies.
Captain Rohit Sharma, arguably one of the best batsmen of the white ball cricket, will himself open for his team once again in this season. The middle order of Mumbai looks really solid with the likes of in-form players like Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav who recently showed their class at the international level against England. Down the order, Mumbai Indians have got the explosive batting all-rounders, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard.
The bowling department of Mumbai is one of the strongest and has played a crucial role in helping them win back-to-back trophies. They have a lethal pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, supported by a third pacer along with Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya who will take the charge of the spin department.
In the last Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Royal Challengers Bangalore finished 4th in the league stage and qualified for play-offs but a defeat in the eliminator ended their high-spirited chances to win their maiden IPL trophy. The Bangalore management has tried to fill in the gaps in this IPL auction this year by spending a major amount of their purse in purchasing Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson. Captain Virat Kohli will open for his team and will be eager to help them with a positive start to kick off their campaign.
AB de Villiers, a terrific entertainer in the shorter format of cricket, will be returning to competitive cricket after a long time and management and fans will expect him to exhibit his master-class once again. Bangalore is expected to give chances to some of the uncapped youngsters including Rajat Patidar and batting-sensation Mohammed Azharuddeen.
All-rounder Washington Sundar will have responsibilities to deliver with both bat and ball in this season while spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will be leading their spin attack. Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini will be given the responsibility of the pace department.
Mumbai and Bangalore have faced each other in 27 matches to date out of which Mumbai has dominated in 17 games while Bangalore has won 10 games. More recently, both the teams have won 1 game each in their 2 encounters of the IPL 2020 season. The data suggest Mumbai Indians be the straightaway favourites with great team balance but one cannot overlook Royal Challengers Bangalore as the team is filled with game-changers.
According to the new Indian Premier League (IPL) rule, none of the teams will play at their regular home ground and hence, most likely, there will be no home advantage to any of the teams.
The match is expected to be action-packed with robust players and great entertainers in both the teams and hold high stakes being the opening game of the tournament.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Weather Report:
The sky is likely to be clear with minimal chances of rainfall and the highest temperature soaring to the mid-30s.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Pitch Report:
The Chepauk 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.
Average first innings score:
The average first innings score in IPL at Chepauk is 163 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The chasing team has won 53.7% of IPL games at Chepauk.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Injury Updates and Availability:
The regular opener of Royal Challengers Bangalore Devdutt Padikkal will likely be unavailable for the first game and wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Azharuddeen is expected to take his place. Daniel Sams has also tested positive for Covid-19 and is set to miss the season opener.
The regular opener of Mumbai Indians Quinton De Cock will also be unavailable for the first game due to quarantine duties and is expected to be replaced by explosive batsman Chris Lynn who recently had an excellent Big Bash League (BBL) season.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Probable XIs:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter Nile
Bench: Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Mohsin Khan, Jayant Yadav, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Kona Srikar-Bharat, Sachin Baby, Suyyash Prabhudessai, Pavan Deshpande, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
AB de Villiers holds the record of most runs against Mumbai Indians from Royal Challengers Bangalore, of 726 runs at an average of 45.37 including a huge 133 runs knock against them at Wankhede. AB de Villiers is also the player with the most sixes (32) from Bangalore against Mumbai. He will be a safe multiplier pick for the small leagues.
Ishan Kishan scored 56 runs off 32 deliveries with a strike rate of 175 on his debut T20I for India recently and also had an outstanding IPL season last year. He will be eyeing to continue the momentum into this season as well.
Virat Kohli will open for his team and will probably look to continue his good form of T20I against England where he scored 231 runs and became Player of the series. Virat Kohli has scored 637 runs in IPL playing against Mumbai Indians at an average of 27.69. He will be among the top multiplier choices for this match.
Trent Boult has picked 9 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore in just 5 matches, he looks in great form and picked 5 wickets in his last 3 T20I games against Australia and also dominated in the ODI series against Bangladesh with the best performance of 4/27. He can be tried as a vice-captaincy pick in the grand leagues.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been the most successful bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore over the recent years, and also holds the record for most wickets against Mumbai Indians. He can be tried as a multiplier choice in the grand leagues if Bangalore bowls first.
MI vs RCB VIVO 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
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keeper – AB de Villiers (c), Ishan Kishan (vc)
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rajat Patidar
All-rounder – Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keepers – AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Chris Lynn (c), Rajat Patidar
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult (vc)
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Expert Advice:
In the 2nd team, Surya Kumar Yadav can be replaced by Rohit Sharma by replacing Hardik Pandya/ Glenn Maxwell for Mohammad Siraj. Additionally, Rohit Sharma/ Virat Kohli can be considered for Captain/Vice-Captain in the 1st team depending on personal preference and experience. Mohammad Azharuddeen and Rajat Patidar can prove to be the trump-picks for the Grand Leagues.
MI vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 01 Probable Winners:
Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this match due to their strong batting department.