The opening match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 9, 2021.
Preview: Match 1 MI vs RCB
Both teams will play to start the campaign of the new season with a win. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians, looking for a hat-trick of titles this season while Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to win an IPL title.
Pitch Report: The slow and sluggish pitch at Chennai is spin-friendly. With this being the season-opening match, batsmen are likely to get some runs. Anything around 150 might be a competitive total here.
Weather Report: A hot and humid evening with a temperature around 30°C and humidity will be above 70%.
Match Details: IPL 2021 Match 1 MI vs RCB
Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: 9 April 2021
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction
My Dream11 Prediction for Match 1 MI vs RCB: IPL 2021
Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers and Mohammed Azharuddeen.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav.
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar.
MI vs RCB: Captain and Vice-Captain
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-captain: Glenn Maxwell
MI vs RCB Dream11 Top Picks
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: AB de Villiers, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11 Team Predictions
AB de Villiers, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Playing XI Team Prediction
MI vs RCB Playing XI
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Macro Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed.
MI vs RCB Squad
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen and Yudhvir Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed.