IPL 2021 Match 1, MI Vs RCB: 2 giants will clash in the opening match; Will Rohit Sharma end the 8-year drought?

MI Vs RCB, IPL 2021IPL 2021 Match 1: On Friday, April 9, in the first match of IPL season 14, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be face to face.


IPL 2021 Match 1, Mumbai India (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): On Friday, April 9, in the first match of IPL season 14, the teams of two legendary captains will face each other. On one hand, Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history and on the other hand is Royal Challengers Bangalore. That is, on one side there will be Rohit Sharma and on the other hand there will be Virat Kohli. This match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) in Chennai. In such a situation, today is going to be a very exciting day for cricket fans. If we look at the IPL history so far, then Mumbai Indians are looking heavy on RCB. But one record is against Mumbai Indians. Talking about the last 8 seasons, Mumbai Indians have lost their opening match every time.

Mumbai heavy in overall record

Till now a total of 27 matches have been played in IPL between both the teams. In these 27 matches, Mumbai Indians have won 17 times. While 9 matches have been won by RCB. One match ended in a tie, which was won by RCB. There were 2 matches between the two teams in Chepauk, out of which both have won one match. In the last 5 matches, Mumbai Indians have won 3 times and RCB have won 2 times. In the last IPL, both the teams had won one match each.

Mumbai Indians has won the IPL tournament 5 times. While Royal Challengers Bangalore is still waiting to become the IPL winner.

As far as captaincy is concerned, Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians has won 60 percent of the matches over today. He has won 68 matches for Mumbai in 116 matches. Whereas in this case, Virat’s winning average has been 47 percent. He has won 55 matches for RCB in 125 matches.

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Mumbai Indians (MI) strategy

Mumbai, the five-time champion team in the IPL, is in complete balance. There are Rohit Sharma and Dekock in the opening. There are names like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieran Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Kunal Pandya in the middle order of Mumbai.

Talking about bowling, the team has top bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. At the same time, in spin, the team will have the weight of the team on the shoulders of Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Kunal.

RCB strategy

Talking about RCB, once again the responsibility of batting will be on the shoulders of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. However, this time he also has Glenn Maxwell in the middle order. Talking about the bowlers, the responsibility will be on New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini.

Probable Team XI

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham.

RCB: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby and Rajat Patidar.

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