MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The first match of Indian Premier League will be played between defending champion Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai tonight. The match will be live streamed from 7:30 PM IST.
Prior to this game, Mumbai Indians have clashed with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 27 occasions. Mumbai have won 17 games while Bangalore has been able to win only 10 games. Last time when the two teams met was in 2020 in UAE. The match ended in a draw after end of 20 overs. In one-over eliminator, Bangalore was able to register a win.
In history of IPL Bangalore is yet to win any season while Mumbai have already won IPL season five times. Here we have created MI vs RCB Dream11 Team based upon their performances in last IPL tournament.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Team News
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Devdutt Padikkal not be part of team for 1st game. He has been infected by Coronavirus and is now quarantined.
Mumbai Indian’s star wicket-keeper not be part of 1st game. He arrived in India from South Africa after playing 1st two ODIs against Pakistan and as per rules he will be under quarantine.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: What time will the match take place?
The IPL 2021 opening match between MI and RCB will begin at 07:30 PM IST. The toss will take place at 07:00 PM IST.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to Watch?
The IPL 2021 opening match between MI and RCB will broadcast on Star Sports Network.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
Wicket Keeper: AB de Villiers and I Kishan
Batsman: R Sharma, V Kohli and S Yadav
All Rounder: G Maxwell, Hardik Pandya (C) and K Pollard (VC)
Bowler: J Bumrah, Y Chahal and T Boult
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-keeper
Quinton de Kock has been a solid wicket-keeper batsman for MI in last season. Even in 2019 he was the highest run-scorer for the side. He scored at an average of over 31 runs in last IPL season and had 18 catches and 4 stumpings to his name.
Similarly, for RCB AB de Villiers has been in red hot form in last season. He will be one of the key player for RCB even in this season.
Ishan Kishan has made the most of his opportunities by cementing his spot in the side after a couple of big knocks in last IPL season. The Jharkhand player also had an impressive series against the English side.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Virat Kohli has been the face of RCB for a while now after being so consistent for the side. He has been at the top of his game but has struggled to get going with the pitches slowing down.
He was supported by the young sensation Devdutt Padikkal who played some exceptional innings for his team in last IPL season.
RCB will be looking to experiment with new members of the team this season. P Deshpande and also Fabian Allen from West Indies may be given opportunity.
Mumbai Captain Rohit Sharma has led from from and helped his team grab the IPL trophy for the fifth time even in last tournament. He averaged over 27 runs per game which included 3 half centuries in last season.
Suryakumar Yadav has turned out to be an impressive batsman. He will be of great support to Rohit Sharma. He averaged 40 runs per match in last IPL season.
Saurabh Tiwary looked explosive in some matches but his inconsistent performance with his low strike rate kept him out of Playing XI for most of the matches.
Chris Lynn who has been added to MI squad may be given opportunity in Playing XI this season.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
The likes of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard has been in great form this year. Both the players have played crucial roles in helping their national teams winning series against their respective opponents. Even in last IPL season they were explosive with their person.
Krunal Pandya too is in good form but in last IPL season he failed to impress with his perfromance.
Jimmy Neesham inducted member of MI had a poor IPL season in UAE.
Punjab released Glenn Maxwell while Bangalore brought him in last IPL auction. His form playing for national team has been extremely well. He will be a key player for RCB this season.
RCB lacks few quality all rounder, however, the likes of Washington Sundar can help RCB defeat any team. Sundar has been in good form playing for Team India in 2021.
D Sams and D Christian has been included in RCB but it is unlikely that they will be included in Playing XI.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowler
It is quite evident that the bowling pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult were one of the deadliest seam combination in last Indian Premier league. Together they took 52 wickets and even in this MI will be relying on this combo to give them initial strikes.
Rahul Chahar was Mumbai Indian’s prime spinner last season and he has an ability to pick some big wickets in the middle to check the run flow.
Nathan Coulter Nile and Piyush Chawla are unlikely to be included in Playing XI for 1st game.
The Indian pace contingent consisting of Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini have been threatening at time but have looked too casual on some occasions in last season. Siraj has the potential to deliver but will have to concentrate on the length he bowls in this format.
Navdeep Saini has been pretty quick but the youngster hasn’t got wickets which is very important in any format. Even though the youngster has shown promises, it is time for him to deliver.
Yuzvendra Chahal is still RCB’s best bowler who mixes it up quite well and makes the batsman play that big shot. Kiwi fast bowler Kyle Jamieson is part of RCB team and he will definitely be the key bowler for the side.