MI vs RCB Dream11 Team: The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway with the opening encounter between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai on April 9. It is time to witness some wonderful cricketing action between 8 quality IPL teams across six venues namely Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Delhi. In the MI vs RCB game, there will be many star players featuring in the opening match of the season.
1. Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s skipper Virat Kohli delivered a phenomenal performance with the bat in the recently concluded T20I series against England at home. Kohli smashed a fabulous tally of 231 runs at an amazing average of 115.50 and a strike-rate of 147.13 in the five-match T20I series. The RCB captain also scored a total of 466 runs in 15 matches last year in the IPL at an average of 42.36. The right-hander will surely be eyeing to top-score in the first match of IPL 2021.
Virat Kohli in IPL 2020
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians will certainly depend a lot on Suryakumar Yadav to have a great IPL season this year. Suryakumar scored 480 runs at an explosive strike-rate of 145.01 in IPL 2020. He is coming off a sensational T20I debut against England where he smashed a superb half-century in his first-ever innings at the international level and that would surely have given him a lot of confidence. Suryakumar Yadav looks to be a top-contender to finish as the highest run-getter in IPL 2021.
Suryakumar Yadav in IPL 2020
3. AB de Villiers
RCB’s swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers played a pivotal role to help his team qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs. De Villiers slammed remarkable total of 454 runs in 15 matches at a strike-rate of 158.74 in IPL 2020. Despite not playing any competitive cricket since the previous, the former South African captain is expected to set the stage on fire from the opening Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021 match. In 169 IPL games, AB de Villiers has composed 4849 runs at a strike-rate of 151.91.
AB de Villiers in IPL 2020
4. Jasprit Bumrah
Right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was a vital reason in Mumbai Indians clinching their record fifth IPL title last year. In 15 matches, Bumrah picked an impressive tally of 27 wickets at an economy of just 6.73. He finished as the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Although, the pace spearhead hasn’t had any game time since the third Test match against England, but he is expected to be back with his dangerous yorkers from the very first game of IPL 2021.
Jasprit Bumrah in IPL 2020
5. Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma may not have had a smashing season last year but he proved his abilities with a match-winning half-century in the final against Delhi Capitals. Rohit also missed a few games last season due to injury having finished with 332 runs in 12 games which included 3 fifties. The MI skipper has composed a fabulous tally of 5230 runs in 200 IPL matches. He also smashed an outstanding half-century innings in the final T20I match against England.
Rohit Sharma in IPL 2020
Mumbai Indians will miss their premier opener Quinton de Kock in the opening Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians encounter as the wicket-keeper batsman will be serving his mandatory quarantine period. On the other hand, RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams had tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the season and thus, they will not be available for selection in this game.
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