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IPL 2021: Match no.1 MI vs RCB Live, Preview, Dream 11 Prediction, Report and Live Streaming

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  • Mumbai Indians have a strong and settled lineup
  • RCB has a very strong batting lineup but there are some gaps to fill and finding the right balance can take time
  • Mumbai Indians have won three out of the previous four matches against RCB

Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore: The opening match of IPL 2021 and the first match will be played between these two teams MI vs RCB, The match will begin on 9 April at 7:30 pm.

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‌Last year, Mumbai Indians won the IPL Trophy, RCB was fourth in the playoffs. This time in VIVO IPL 2021, both teams will start season 14 with strong teams.

Mumbai Indians have been dominating the IPL for the past few years and their consistency has been truly remarkable. They have won close to 70% of their matches in the previous two IPL seasons. It is no coincidence that the Indian T20 team has started to resemble the Mumbai Indians squad more and more.

Virat Kohli continues his quest to find a team good enough to lift the IPL title and this season has some new players to work with. Every season, though, RCB continues to depend so heavily on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to perform that nothing else seems to matter.

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In the matches played between the two teams till now, Royal Challenge Bengaluru had scored a high score of 235 runs and Mumbai Indians had scored a high score of 213 runs.

Highest Score in IPL History

Royal Challengers Bangalore had scored the lowest score of 122 runs and Mumbai Indians had scored the lowest score of 115 runs and scored against each other in the matches played.

Lowest score in IPL history

Match details:

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Date: April 09, 2021 (Friday). 
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT). 
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India.

Pitch Report:

Chennai is always helpful to the spinners and that is not going to change. The average score at the MA Chidambaram was 144 in 2019, however, the pitch is usually better to bat on at the start of the season. We think something around 160-170 should be seen as par.

Weather Report:

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The weather is expected to be dry and the surface will be on the slower side. There is a little bit of dew that comes into play but that can vary from match to match. Opening batsmen have the best conditions to score in and the wrist-spinners are usually the ones that are the hardest to score off.

MI v RCB: Head to Head:

Both teams have played 27 matches against each other so far, In which Mumbai Indians have won 17 Matches and Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the remaining 10 matches. In the last 10 matches, Mumbai Indians have won 8 matches and lost two matches.

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TV and live streaming details:

TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP

Probable XI:

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Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya are all fighting for a place in the first-6 of the Indian team and are sure starters for the Mumbai Indians. This immediately makes the batting very strong with proven top-orders players, middle-over specialists, and serious power at the end.

Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, and Jasprit Bumrah are sure starters if they are fit. They add an immense amount of experience and skill to the lineup. There are two overseas slots that the Mumbai Indians can play around with and choose according to their needs.

Predict XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile


Devdutt Padikkal was one of the finds of IPL 2020 and is coming into IPL 2021 on the back of a record-breaking Vijay Hazare Trophy, but he is a COVID-19 positive so likely to miss first Match. Mohammed Azharudeen is the other choice.

Washington Sundar, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and Yuzvendra Chahal form a very decent Indian bowling unit.

Predict XI: Mohammed Azharudeen, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson

Dream 11 Prediction:

IPL 2021: MI v RCB Dream 11 Team

You can Choose Captain and Vice-Caption according to You.


Kieron Pollard ➡️ Hardik Pandya
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain Options – AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell

According to the Daily IPL Poll Mumbai Indians to win.

MI squad:

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

RCB Squad:

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddin, Dan Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel.

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