Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indian Premier League 2021, Today Match Prediction 09 Apr 2021

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

159/9 in 20.0


160/8 in 20.0

8.00 Star

Toss Winner - Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bowl first

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets

Mighty Mumbai take on the star-studded Bangalore   

  • Mumbai Indians are the most successful IPL team with 5 title triumphs (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, & 2020).
  • RCB has never won the IPL so far and they have ended as runners-up thrice (2009, 2011, & 2016).
  • Mumbai Indians have a dominant 16-9 win-loss record against RCB in IPL history.


Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India | Toss: To Bowl

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IPL2021 has made its return to the home soil after the last season was played at shores of UAE. We still have the concerns of COVID and the game is evolving in the bio-bubbles this time too. Defending Champions Mumbai Indians take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener at Chennai. Both MI and RCB are led by the Indian vice-captain & captain respectively. They will look to start the tournament on a high with a win in the opening match and we can expect an electrifying performances form both the teams. IPL is one of the best T20 leagues in cricket and we are all set to witness some nail-biting, thrilling contests right from game one.

Mumbai Indians Preview

Mumbai Indians will be led by Rohit Sharma there could be a toss-up between Quinton De Kock and Ishan Kishan for the opening slot.  SuryaKumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal pandya, and Kieron Pollard pack a punch in their middle order with a lot of firepower to smash the bowlers out of the park.

Pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will play as their first choice pacers in the team and they can trouble any batsmen with the ball in hand. Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav and Piyush Chawla are the spinners available in the squad.

Top players to bet on:

Surya Kumar Yadav – SKY made his international T20I debut recently and set the stage on fire. He will look to continue his top form with the bat in this IPL and cement his place for the upcoming T20 world cup. .  

Jasprit Bumrah – Bumrah returns to the field after a break owing to his marriage. He will look to make a mark straightaway for his team in this match.  

Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton De Kock (wk), Ishan kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, James Neesham/Piyush Chawla

Mumbai Indians Actual Playing XI:

Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Chris Lynn, Rohit Sharma, SA Yadav

Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview

RCB will look to end their trophy drought this season and their skipper Virat Kohli all set to open the batting this season.  Devdutt Padikkal will miss the first few matches due to COVID. AB De Villiers, Dan Christian, and Glenn Maxwell will provide the power boost to the middle order. Mohd Azarudeen and Kyle Jamieson might make his IPL debut in this match.

Mohammaed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, and Daniel Sams are expected to play as the pacers in the playing XI. Yuzi Chahal and Washington Sundar will lead the spin department with the likes of Adam Zampa and Shahbaz Nadeem for company.

Top players to bet on:

Virat Kohli – Kohli has been in superb form in white ball cricket recently with 4 half-centuries in 7 matches and will look to continue his purple patch in this IPL too. We expect him to lead the team from front with his performances.

Mohammed Siraj – Siraj has established himself in the international cricket in the last year and will look to take that experience in to UIPL this season. He will look to make a statement in this IPL to make his return in the white-ball cricket. .

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI:

Virat Kohli (C), Sachin Baby, AB De Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azardeen, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Yuzi Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini

Royal Challengers Bangalore Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Virat Kohli, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, DT Christian, Kyle Jamieson

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Weather Conditions

Chennai will have a hot and humid climate and a lot of dew is expected on the later stages of the match.

Venue Details

Chennai is one of the pitches which has assistance for the slower bowlers and the ball might get some turn on this track. Pacers might enjoy the swing in the air due to ocean breeze in the early parts of the match. We can expect the scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.   

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams have been hugely successful in the T20 matches off late and both captains will look to chase the total in the opening match.  

Mumbai Indians has one of the most complete teams with a lot of depth in both batting and bowling departments. The only weakness in the armory is they failed to win their first matches in the last 3-4 seasons and they will look to end this unwanted record streak. RCB has a strong batting in the top-4 positions and will rely on the all-rounders in the mower order batting and bowling departments.  RCB bowling has been guilty of leaking runs and hop they come good this year. But, we expect Mumbai Indians to win this match.



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Author: Dhinesh Kumar