Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st T20 Match Prediction 09 Apr 2021

Indian Premier League 2021

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2021-04-10

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

Mumbai Indians

7.95 159/9 in 20.0
8.00 160/8 in 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

7.95 159/9 in 20.0
8.00 160/8 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets

MI vs RCB Prediction

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Defending Champions Mumbai Indians lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL opener

  • Last year, Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals in the finals to lift IPL Trophy for a record-fifth time.
  • Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah were standout performers for Mumbai Indians in the previous edition of the league
  • Last year, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and captain Virat Kohli were standout performers for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Expect Mumbai Indians to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in this opening fixture.

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Match Preview

Defending Champions Mumbai Indians will be looking to get off to a positive start when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening game of Indian Premier League at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Last year, Mumbai produced another spectacular performance to beat Delhi Capitals to win the finals of the competition. Rohit Sharma-led unit will be looking to produce a decent start with bat and ball in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore fared better in the previous edition of the league and qualified for the playoffs of the competition. With franchise signing new players for the coming season, the team management will be hoping that the side can break their trophy drought this season.

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Teams Preview

Mumbai Indians

All-rounder James Neesham, spinner Piyush Chawla, pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Milne are notable acquisitions made by the franchise for the coming season.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma to make notable contributions with the bat.

After being dropped for the first couple of matches, Ishan Kishan made a strong statement with the bat in last year’s competition. Kishan finished the tournament as leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians and accumulated 516 runs in 14 outings at a strike rate of 145.76, which includes four half-centuries.

Besides, Suryakumar Yadav has been a bankable performer for Mumbai Indians for the past couple of years. In the 13rd edition of IPL played last year, Suryakumar Yadav once again delivered excellent performances for Mumbai Indians. He scored 480 runs in 16 innings with five half-centuries to his name.

Captain Rohit Sharma will be looking to continue rich vein of form with the bat. The 33-year old has shown excellent form for India so far this season.

All-rounder trio of Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will make up the middle-order for Mumbai for this opening fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Nathan-Coulter Nile to make crucial breakthroughs. Rahul Chahar will be included in the XI as lone spinner for this game.

Mumbai Indians Actual Playing XI:

Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Chris Lynn/Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Skipper Virat Kohli will be looking for consistency with bat and ball in this year’s competition. All-rounder trio of Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams and Dan Christian have signed for the franchise for this year’s tournament. New Zealand duo of Finn Allen and Kyle Jamieson are the other notable signings made by RCB in the IPL auction event.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers to deliver the bulk of the runs. Surprisingly, opener Devdutt Padikkal was standout player with the bat and accumulated 473 runs in 15 innings at a strike rate of 124.80 with five half-centuries to his name.

Josh Phillipe, Glenn Maxwell and Washington Sundar will make up the middle-order for RCB in this opening clash.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj to make crucial breakthroughs. Last year, Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal topped the bowling charts for RCB with 21 scalps in 15 matches at a splendid economy rate of 7.08.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Virat Kohli, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, DT Christian, Kyle Jamieson

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, AB De Villiers, Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Sachin Baby, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

Traditionally, the wicket prepared for the game might assist the spinners. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is clear skies with light winds.

Venue Details

Both teams have competed in 29 matches in the history of Indian Premier League where Mumbai Indians have an upper hand with 19 wins compared to RCB’S 10 victories.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a score in excess of 150 runs. The average first innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium is around 174 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analysis of both the squads, Mumbai Indians will fancy their chances of beating Royal Challengers Bangalore.

With likes of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma showing excellent in the T20I series played against England, the team management will be hoping that the franchise can put in a dominant show with the bat in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore will need to get their combination right in order to push Mumbai Indians in this contest.

Expect Mumbai Indians to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in this opening fixture.

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