IPL MI vs CSK Live: The much-awaited clash of phase 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is just a few hours away from now. The defending champions Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match 39th of the cash-rich league at the Dubai International Stadium. Both the sides are coming off the big losses against Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings respectively which makes this encounter even more exciting as both the heavyweights are in a dire need of a win. Indian greats Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be seen in action today and the fans would in for an exciting encounter. Notably, they played the season opener which saw the Virat Kohli-led side winning by the barest of the margins. So far in the points table, Mumbai Indians are placed sixth on the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore are third.
Star Sports Network has the right to telecast the Indian Premier League in India. The 39th match of the marquee tournament between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in India. Fans in South Africa and Zimbabwe can see the IPL encounter between the two teams on SuperSport. Cricket lovers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand can enjoy the game on Sky, Sports, while the fans from the Caribbean can see the live-action of the IPL 2021 encounter on flow sports. Willow Tv will telecast the match between MI and RCB in the United States of America.
Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore started off the season on a good note and displayed some top-notch performances in the first leg of the tournament but have failed to get going in the second leg of the marquee tournament which is taking place in the UAE as in two games each, they were at the receiving end of the thumping. Talking of the head to head record between the Rohit Sharma-led side and the Virat Kohli-led side, the defending champions are way ahead of the RCB as overall in 28 encounters they have 17 victories to their name. The two sides will clash with each other for the second time in the IPL 2021 and the match between them will be telecasted on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Apart from this, the online streaming of the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be broadcasted on Disney+Hotstar VIP.
Star Sports will telecast the IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on TV. Fans can enjoy the match both in English and Hindi commentary. While Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will telecast the game in English commentary, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will broadcast the match in Hindi commentary. The Rohit Sharma-led side has registered only four wins from the nine games but considering the history, it would be fair to say that they can turn the tables around and can stage a comeback but for that, they need to come together as a group and put some valuable performances. As of now, they are placed sixth on the points table with 8 points to their name. The Virat Kohli-led side on the other as compared to the rest of the seasons have done better in this year’s IPL and are placed third on the points table with 5 wins to their name in nine matches.
For those who are unable to watch the IPL 2021 encounter between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on television, they can stream the match online. However, there won’t be any platforms that will steam the match between the defending champions and two-time winners for free. Viewers can tune in by subscribing to a nominal subscription fee of Disney+Hotstar. JIO is also providing Hotstar subscriptions on select plans. When these two clashed last time at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai the match went down to the last ball and saw RCB clinching a thriller. Chasing the target of 160 runs they were in a spot of bother as they lost few early wickets. However, AB de Villiers kept them in the hunt but the tales got twisted when the swashbuckling batter was run out. With just 1 run needed off the last ball, the Virat Kohli-led side somehow managed to snatch the victory.
The 39th match of the IPL 2021 will take place at Dubai international cricket Stadium between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Possible Playing XI for Mumbai Indians
The defending champions are likely to bring Hardik Pandya into the playing XI. The all-rounder will replace Sourabh Tiwari if declared match fit.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya/Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
Possible Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Virat Kohli-led side can bring in Kyle Jamieson in place of Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed in place of Navdeep Saini
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga/Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj