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MI vs BLR Dream11 Prediction, Possible Playing 11 (Early Preview) | MI vs RCB VIVO IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips

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MI vs RCB Dream11 Early Prediction: In the first match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will be locking horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 9 in Chennai. Both the teams will want to start the global T20 cricketing extravaganza on a high. There are some exciting names in both the teams who will be featuring in this opening encounter like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and many others. In head-to-head encounters, Mumbai have won 19 matches while Bangalore have emerged victorious in 10 games. Mumbai Indians will definitely start as the favourites but RCB have the ability to surprise the opposition.


MI vs RCB Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Competition: VIVO IPL 2021

Date: 9 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Mumbai Indians 132/4 defeat Chennai Super Kings 131/4 by 6 wickets in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2019.

Pitch Report: The Chepauk often offers a slow and dry pitch that makes the spinners a vital component in a T20 game. Both the teams should pack their playing XI with quality spinners. The team winning the toss should choose to bowl first.

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MI vs BLR Playing 11

MI Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Quinton de Kock will not be available for this game.

Expected Team Lineup

  • Rohit Sharma will captain the side.
  • Ishan Kishan will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard will be their main batters.
  • Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rahul Chahar will be the crucial bowlers.

MI Playing 11 (likely)
Rohit Sharma
Chris Lynn
Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah


BLR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Devdutt Padikkal will not be available for this game as he is suffering from COVID-19.

Expected Team Lineup

  • Virat Kohli will captain the team.
  • Mohammed Azharuddeen is likely to take the gloves.
  • Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Azharuddeen and Rajat Patidar will be their main batsmen.
  • Washington Sundar, Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj will be their key bowlers.

RCB Playing 11 (likely)
Virat Kohli
Mohammed Azharuddeen
AB de Villiers
Glenn Maxwell
Rajat Patidar
Washington Sundar
Kyle Jamieson
Kane Richardson
Navdeep Saini
Mohammed Siraj
Yuzvendra Chahal

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Who will win today IPL match

Mumbai Indians will definitely attack with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard as their main bets in the batting department. Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rahul Chahar will be their key bowlers. On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will depend a lot on the trio of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell to deliver with the bat while their bowling looks really strong this year with the presence of Washington Sundar, Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj. Both the teams will surely rely on their spinners to take full advantage of the usually slow Chennai track. In our Dream 11 Today IPL Match Prediction we back Mumbai Indians to win this match.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Suryakumar Yadav: Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav looked in a top-notch form in the last IPL season having scored 480 runs at an explosive strike-rate of 145.01. Suryakumar recently also scored a brilliant half-century on his T20I debut for India against England.

Virat Kohli: RCB captain Virat Kohli is coming to IPL 2021 after a sensational performance in the recently concluded T20I series against England at home. Kohli notched up a fabulous tally of 231 runs at a phenomenal average of 115.50 and a strike-rate of 147.13 in the five-match T20I series. He also scored more than 400 runs in the last IPL season.

Differential Pick:

AB de Villiers: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers smashed a remarkable total of 454 runs in 15 matches at a strike-rate of 158.74 in IPL 2020. In 169 IPL games, AB de Villiers has composed 4849 runs at an average of 40.41 and also holds an impressive strike-rate of 151.91.


MI vs RCB Dream11 Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Kuljyot Singh

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