MI vs RCB IPL Head to Head: The excitement level of all the cricket fanatics is over the moon right now as they cannot wait for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to kickoff. The ravishing T20 cricketing carnival will begin with the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 9th April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Two of the biggest cricketing icons, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be up against each other in the tournament opener and it is expected to be a crackerjack contest between two fierce competitors of the game.
The Mumbai Indians facing the Royal Challengers Bangalore has always been an exciting and thrilling rivalry as witnessed over the years in the IPL. In the 29 games played between the two teams, Mumbai are winning the head-to-head battle with 19 wins while RCB have registered 10 victories. The first game between Mumbai and Bangalore in IPL 2020 went down the wire with the Virat Kohli-led team emerging victorious in a sensational thriller of a Super Over encounter. However, Mumbai Indians came back strongly in next match with a brilliant 5-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi.
Mumbai Indians will certainly remain the favourites to start their IPL 2021 title defense with a big victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. The defending champions once again have a strong core of players who have the ability to emerge as wonderful match-winners on different occasions. However, they will be without their premier opener Quinton de Kock in this first match as he is not available due to the mandatory quarantine protocols and thus, Chris Lynn is likely to partner Rohit Sharma at the top.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have two big casualties as two of their premier players in Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of IPL 2021. The RCB team management will surely have a challenging task to pick their playing XI for the first game against Mumbai.
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