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IPL 2021: MI vs RCB: Game 1, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Mr 360 degree AB de Villiers has scored 726 runs against MI at an average and strike rate of 45.38 and 146.08 respectively.

Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli


Its been almost five months since the 2020 final, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is back again and set to take center stage. Middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are ready to clash on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

Troubles are causing both the teams. RCB’s allrounder Daniel Sams and opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal fell prey to coronavirus. Padikkal is back on the field after recovering but Sams is yet to recover. Australian leggie Adam Zampa won’t be available for the opener either.

Talking about the MI dugout, Proteas keeper Quinton de Kock might not feature in the opening game due to quarantine rules after returning midway from South Africa’s ODIs against Pakistan. But as we know they are five-time champions and keeping in mind that, Mumbai can be said to have the upper hand, though not a whole lot.

Match Details

Match – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1st match

Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Condition -MI vs RCB Game 1

The surface is always a batsman paradise, can expect plenty of runs from both teams.  The average score will be around 190-210 at this venue. 

mi vs rcb game 1 recent form

Last 5 Matches 

Most Important Picks - MI vs RCB Game 1

V Kohli

AB De Villiers

D Paddikal

G Maxwell

Y Chahal

K Richardson

R Sharma

I Kishan

C Lynn

Surya Yadav

H Pandya

J Bumrah

Expected Playing 11 MI vs RCB

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson

Head to Head Dream11 Team Mi vs RCB

H2h C/VC Options: Rohit Sharma, Surya Yadav, Hardik Pandya, V Kohli, D Paddikkal, ABD Villiers, G Maxwell,  C Lynn, I Kishan

Grand League: K Pollard, J Bumrah,  Y Chahal, K Richardson, R Chahar

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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