Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The defending champions will be favourites going in the match as they play against the team, who never really found any success so far since the 1st edition of the tournament.
It would be interesting to see who comes at the top as both the teams would look to gain some moment from the beginning of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
Time: 7:30 PM IST
What to Expect (PITCH REPORT):
The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has been a spin-friendly surface considering the stats of the last couple of matches being played at this venue, where spinners have bagged a maximum number of wickets.
The batsmen should enjoy the conditions once they give themselves time to settle in the match. Both the teams will ideally want to bowl first and make good use of the conditions, as due might come in to play later on in the game.
Probable Playing XIs for MI vs RCB:
Mumbai Indians: Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla/ Coulter Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mohammed Azharuddeen, Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj/ Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Top Picks and Captains choice for MI vs RCB Dream11 Match:
Jasprit Bumrah: He was the most economical pacer for Mumbai Indians in the last edition of IPL. He picked up 27 wickets from 15 matches at an economy of 6.73. He is a very successful campaigner and shows intelligence in his bowling.
Yuzvendra Chahal: He is a genuine wicket-taker and RCB go-to bowler. He bagged 21 wickets last season at an average of just 19.28 with an economy rate of 7.08 in 15 matches which is pretty impressive. He will be a threat for batters on the pitch that supports more to spinners.
Virat Kohli (captain): He looked in a good nick while playing against England in the recent T-20 games and will look to continue his form in the IPL as well. Kohli scored 80 runs in the last T20 match he played.
Rohit Sharma: He is a dangerous batsman once he settles himself in the game. He has scored two 60+ scores in his last 4 T20 games.
AB de Villiers: He is the one who is ageing like a fine wine. He is a crucial pick for any team he plays for irrespective of his form keeping in mind the talent he is. He can turn the game single-handedly.
Ishan Kishan: The emerging youngster has scored 30+ runs in 4 of his last 5 games in the 20-over format. He is a must-pick for the game.
Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain): He is pretty handy when it comes to scoring some quick run and can provide some good spells in bowling too. He picked up 2 wickets and also scored 30 runs in the last two games he played against England in the recent T-20 series.
Glenn Maxwell (Alternate Vice- captain): He looked in decent form against New Zealand, in his last 3 matches he scored 89 runs and also picked up 2 wickets. He will be looking to kick start with his new team with a match-winning performance.
Suggested team for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Let’s see how our team stands in Dream11 fantasy game in MI vs RCB fixture.