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IPL 2021 MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction: Playing XI, WATCH LIVE at 7:30 PM 9 April


MI vs RCB IPL Dream11: All the crazy cricket fanatics out there get ready to witness the global T20 cricketing carnival as the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are all set to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. It has been an exciting rivalry between these two teams over the years while playing in the IPL with Mumbai Indians winning the head-to-head battle as they have won 19 games while RCB have won 10 matches. Mumbai Indians once again have a strong core of players who have the ability to win them their third successive title while RCB will be eyeing to clinch their maiden IPL trophy this season with some really good players in their line-up. It will be extremely important for both MI and RCB to start the tournament on a winning note.

MI vs RCB Today IPL Match Prediction Details

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

Competition: VIVO IPL

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 beat the Chennai Super Kings 131/4 by 6 wickets in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2019.

Pitch Report: The Chennai track has often assisted more to the spinners because of the dry and slow surface as witnessed over the years. The spinners from both the teams will enjoy bowling on this surface. However, the team winning the toss will surely look to bowl first.

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MI vs BLR Playing 11

Mumbai Indians

  • Quinton de Kock will not be available for selection in this game as he will be serving his mandatory quarantine period.
  • 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 crucial batsmen.
  • Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rahul Chahar will be the main bowlers.

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • The duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams will not be available for this game as they are suffering from coronavirus.
  • Virat Kohli will be the skipper of the side.
  • AB de Villiers will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Azharuddeen and Rajat Patidar will be their key batters.
  • Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj will be their main bowlers.

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

MI vs RCB IPL 2021 Stats – Match 1 Batting, Bowling, Team Records

Who will win today IPL match

The five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians will once again depend a lot on Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to deliver with the bat. Just like last year, the deadly duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah will be the key bowling combination for Mumbai while Rahul Chahar is expected to get assistance on this Chepauk track. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore will certainly rely on captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell to do the majority run-scoring with the youngster duo of Azharuddeen and Patidar showcasing their talent at this level. The likes of Chahal, Sundar, Richardson and Siraj will be their key bowlers in this match. It is not expected to be a very high-scoring encounter due to the nature of the track. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Mumbai Indians to win this match.

Dream11 Team Prediction

Rohit Sharma: Although, Rohit Sharma did not score big in the recent IND vs ENG ODI series but he has a remarkable record in the shortest format of the game. The MI skipper has composed a fabulous tally of 5230 runs in 200 IPL matches. Rohit also smashed a match-winning half-century in the final of IPL 2020.

AB de Villiers: For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, AB de Villiers has been a vital clog in their batting over the years. He scored 454 runs in 15 matches at a strike-rate of 158.74 in IPL 2020. In his overall IPL career, AB de Villiers has smashed 4849 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 151.91.

Suryakumar Yadav: After a wonderful fifty on his T20I debut against England recently, Mumbai Indians middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav has become the talk of the town. Suryakumar batted amazingly well last year as well having scored 480 runs at an explosive strike-rate of 145.01. He will certainly remain a big contender to win the Orange Cap this season.

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MI vs BLR Dream11 Tips

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Kane Richardson, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Kuljyot Singh

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