Today, defending champions Mumbai Indians to face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of IPL 2021. Both teams will lock horns at MA Chidambaram Stadium of Chennai. The Rohit Sharma-led side is the favorite to win the first match. They have had an upper hand on Virat Kohli’s RCB so far in IPL. Meanwhile, fantasy players are digging up the details of the match. Here we are giving information about the MI vs BLR match that can be useful for fans in the Dream11 team prediction.
So far, both teams have played 27 matches against each other. Mumbai Indians have won 17 while RCB could end up on the winning side in only 10 of them. Both teams will be face to face for the first time in Chennai’s Chepauk stadium. The curators of Chennai usually create slow pitches. The pitch of the MI vs BLR match will offer help for the spinners while pacers won’t get enough benefit from the dry pitch.
Considering the pitch, the teams may play with 3 spinners here. Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Chahar’s role will be vital for their respective teams today. Normally, CSK’s den witnesses low-scoring matches in IPL and a total of 150 can be considered competitive. During IPL 2019, the average score for the first innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium was 144.
Probable XIs of Both Teams
Mumbai Indias had retained most of the players ahead of IPL Auction. So, the MI management will make merely a few changes. However, their main wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock is unavailable for the season opener. Also, depending upon the pitch the Rohit Sharma-led side has to pick one between Nathan Coulter-Nile and Piyush Chawla. On the other hand, RCB has included new names in their squad, so, their playing 11 will be different from the previous season.
Mumbai Indias Probable XI: 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 Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
MI vs BLR Dream11 Best Team Prediction
Batsmen: It doesn’t matter which format Virat Kohli plays, he will undoubtedly be a top pick. The skipper of Bangalore will play as an opener and he knows how to counter the spin. One of the openers might depart early, so picking Virat Kohli over Devdutt Paddikal will be a wise choice. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma is the preferred choice of Mumbai Indians opener.
Chris Lynn will play his first match for the Mumbai franchise after he was benched for the whole IPL 2020 season. Skipping Lynn is not a bad idea as the Aussie may find difficulty against spinners. No.3 batsman Suryakumar Yadav is in form and is a good pick for BLR vs MI match.
Wicket-keepers: AB de Villiers will be the most picked player by Dream11 users as he is a wicket-keeper’s bracket. Ishan Kishan and Mohammad Azharuddeen are also in the keeper’s bracket.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya both brothers are expected to perform well during the MI vs BLR match. Glenn Maxwell will bat at the middle order and can play a finisher’s role for Bangalore.
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal’s role will be crucial today as he is the main striking bowler of RCB. He possesses the ability of troubling batsmen with both regular and wrong-un deliveries. Rahul Chahar will play the same role as Chahal in today’s match. Picking Bumrah among the pacers will be a good choice. Bumrah doesn’t concede many runs and can pick wickets during death overs.
Here we are presenting two teams. Team 1 is the ‘Safe Team’ for head-to-head contests. While Team 2 is the unexpected Dream11 prediction of the MI vs BLR IPL 2021 match. Team 2 can be useful in multi-player contests.