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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st Match IPL 2021 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

09 Apr 2021, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Indian Premier League 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 2 wickets
Current Batters
Harshal Patel – 4(3)
Mohammed Siraj – 0(1)
Current BowlerJasprit Bumrah – 4.0ov – 26/2
Current Run Rate8.00
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamMumbai Indians
Score: 9-159 | Overs: 20.0
Away TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Score: 8-160 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
UmpiresMenon, N N
Ananthapadmanabhan, K N
Shamsuddin, C
Match RefereeKutty, V N

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Royal Challengers Bangalore
Washington Sundar c: Lynn b: Pandya 10 16 0 0 62.50
Virat Kohli lbw: Bumrah 33 29 4 0 113.79
Rajat Patidar b: Boult 8 8 1 0 100.00
Glenn Maxwell c: Lynn b: Jansen 39 28 3 2 139.29
AB de Villiers run out (Pandya) 48 27 4 2 177.78
Shahbaz Ahmed c: Pandya b: Jansen 1 2 0 0 50.00
Daniel Christian c: Chahar b: Bumrah 1 3 0 0 33.33
Kyle Jamieson run out (Bumrah) 4 4 0 0 100.00
Harshal Patel not out 4 3 0 0 133.33
Mohammed Siraj not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 8.00) 160/8
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Washington Sundar, 4.2), 3-98 (Virat Kohli, 12.3), 2-46 (Rajat Patidar, 5.5), 4-103 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.1), 8-158 (AB de Villiers, 19.4), 5-106 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 14.6), 6-122 (Daniel Christian, 16.3), 7-152 (Kyle Jamieson, 18.5)
Trent Boult 4.0 0 36 1 9.00 2 0
Jasprit Bumrah 4.0 0 26 2 6.50 0 0
Marco Jansen 4.0 0 28 2 7.00 3 1
Krunal Pandya 4.0 0 25 1 6.25 0 0
Rahul Chahar 4.0 0 43 0 10.75 0 0
1st Inn Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma run out (Kohli) 19 15 1 1 126.67
Chris Lynn c&b: Sundar 49 35 4 3 140.00
Suryakumar Yadav c: de Villiers b: Jamieson 31 23 4 1 134.78
Ishan Kishan lbw: Patel 28 19 2 1 147.37
Hardik Pandya lbw: Patel 13 10 2 0 130.00
Kieron Pollard c: Sundar b: Patel 7 9 1 0 77.78
Krunal Pandya c: Christian b: Patel 7 7 1 0 100.00
Marco Jansen b: Patel 0 2 0 0 0.00
Jasprit Bumrah not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 7.95) 159/9
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Rohit Sharma, 3.6), 3-105 (Chris Lynn, 12.5), 2-94 (Suryakumar Yadav, 10.6), 5-145 (Ishan Kishan, 17.4), 4-135 (Hardik Pandya, 15.6), 7-158 (Kieron Pollard, 19.2), 6-158 (Krunal Pandya, 19.1), 8-158 (Marco Jansen, 19.4)
Mohammed Siraj 4.0 0 22 0 5.50 1 0
Kyle Jamieson 4.0 0 27 1 6.75 0 1
Yuzvendra Chahal 4.0 0 41 0 10.25 0 0
Shahbaz Ahmed 1.0 0 14 0 14.00 0 0
Harshal Patel 4.0 0 27 5 6.75 0 1
Daniel Christian 2.0 0 21 0 10.50 1 0
Washington Sundar 1.0 0 7 1 7.00 0 0

Match Prediction – MI vs RCB, 1st Match IPL 2021 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

We’re still in COVID times, the pandemic and the deadly virus hasn’t left the world but life is moving ahead thick and fast.

It was barely a few months back that the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended and here we are at the start of the 14th edition.

The season kicks off with a blockbuster game as Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

MI haven’t won the first game of an IPL season since 2012.

Cricket Betting

Once again, Mumbai seem to have all bases covered and have added nice depth in the auctions. Their playing XI looks set and almost everybody picks themselves.

In the absence of Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn will open the batting alongside Rohit Sharma. The latest India debutants Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are likely to slot in at 3 and 4 respectively with the Pandya brothers and Kieron Pollard completing the fiery middle-order.

Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will be the premier pacers and Adam Milne might be the third pacer. Either of Rahul Chahar or Piyush Chawla might get the nod as the frontline spinner.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) haven’t had the best of starts off the field with a few COVID positive cases. Time and again, there is just one question every season, will this be the year for RCB? Virat Kohli and his men have faltered at crunch situations multiple times.

RCB’s death bowling will be a big cause of concern once again. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj and Kyle Jamieson are likely to start as the first-choice pacers while Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar will be the premier spinners.

With Virat Kohli all set to open with Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in the middle-order, it gives the batting line-up some powerful shape.

Mohammed Azharuddeen or Rajat Patidar might be the other Indian batsman and may well slot in at 3 depending on where de Villiers and Maxwell bat. Dan Christian float around to add some much-needed experience in that lower middle-order.

MI haven’t won the first game of an IPL season since 2012. They have lost eight in a row while RCB turned things around last season in their first game. However, MI are well ahead on the head-to-head count as they lead this rivalry 17-10.

Join us for our IPL prediction analysis. Complete with latest team lineup, head to heads and odds checker.

Team News

Team news: Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians don’t have any COVID-19 among their players. Wicket-keeping consultant and talent scout Kiran More tested positive but he has been isolated as well. Quinton de Kock is still in quarantine and will not be available for the first game.

Team news: Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB had a couple of positive COVID-19 cases in the lead up to the tournament. Devdutt Padikkal tested positive in Bengaluru but he has tested negative and has joined the RCB set up. His availability might be slightly uncertain for the first game. Meanwhile, Daniel Sams is in isolation after he tested positive on the 7th of April.

Adam Zampa who is due to get married hasn’t arrived yet and will miss the first game.

Predicted XI

Mumbai Indians: Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla/Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Mohammed Azharuddeen/Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Key players

Suryakumar Yadav: Ever since he moved to Mumbai Indians in 2018, Suryakumar Yadav has become a bank in the top-order. He usually bats at No. 3 and has amassed 400 runs or more in each of the last three seasons. In the last three years, Yadav has scored 1416 runs which is the fifth-most. Thus, he will be a vital cog in the MI line-up at No. 3.

AB de Villiers: AB de Villiers has been the engine room of the RCB middle-order for years now. He has been the star and has almost single-handedly carried the side on multiple occasions. Year after year, the South African superstar has churned out magical performances and much will depend on his form once again. De Villiers will be absolutely key in that RCB middle-order. Moreover, he has a fantastic record against MI – 726 runs at an average of 45.38 and a strike-rate of 146.08.

The Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have a great reputation for classic matches.

For more information, check the Cricket Betting MI vs RCB prediction and head to head analysis.

Mumbai Indians (MI) are the double defending champions and five-time IPL winners. They have very little to worry about.

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