| On Apr 8, 2021 5:30 PM IST

Today match prediction for MI vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 1, Dream11 Team Prediction, 9 April


MI vs RCB IPL today match prediction: Lets get straight to the point without any fancy introduction for the start of the biggest cricket festival in the world. Two of the most popular teams lock horns against each other and one couldn’t have asked for a better start than the Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma face-off.

There were a lot of speculations about the availability of Kieron Pollard but the Caribbean white ball captain is available for selection for the tournament opener. BLR, suffered a blow when their opener in Devdutt Padikkal was tested positive a week or two ago for corona but he has returned with negative tests and is available for selection as well.

MI vs RCB today IPL match prediction

Lets bring out the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides in MI vs BLR today IPL match prediction

Mumbai Indians

  • + The nature of the surface would suit their 2 of the most in-form batters in Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan.
  • + Rahul Chahar seemed to have added a few more variations up his sleeve in the recently concluded T20I series against England and he will be handful on slow tracks in Chepauk.
  • – It will be interesting to see how Trent Boult goes about his business on unresponsive surfaces to fast bowlers.
  • – The absence of Quinton de Kock has unsettled their playing 11 and it will be interesting to see whom they will prefer to partner Rohit Sharma at the top.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • + Virat Kohli is back to his most preferred spot in T20s as an opener
  • + The new recruit in Glenn Maxwell ideally should solve their middle over issues with the bat.
  • – The form of Yuzvendra Chahal off late has been a bit of a worry.
  • – Their death bowling woes goes without saying.

MI playing 11 (Likely)

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne/Nathan-Coulter Nile/Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

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RCB playing 11 (Likely)

Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Azharudeen, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Form guide (Last 5 games)



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Records at Chennai (T20 format)

MI- 8 wins and 4 defeats in 12 games

RCB- 2 wins and 8 defeats in 10 games

Who will win IPL match today?

RCB have won only 2 of their 8 games in Chepauk, their style of play don’t suit Chepauk but they have one of the best spin bowling duos in this competition who could exploit the slow turners in Chepauk.

MI vs RCB Head to Head- Indian Premier League

Mumbai Indians are a dynamic team and they can win on any given wicket but the absence of Quinton de Kock will affect their settled 11. They also have 2 of the best players of spin bowling in their middle order  The odds are in favor of Mumbai Indians.

Bet365- MI- 1.61, RCB- 2.30

Betway- MI- 1.72, RCB- 2.15

Today MI vs BLR match score: Anything around 160 would be a defendable total.

Today IPL match pitch report: The wicket is expected to turn and might relatively be a low scoring game.

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