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.
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
MI Playing XI (likely)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB Playing XI (likely)
AB de Villiers
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.
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