IPL 2021: MI vs RCB, Match 1

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) 2021 IPL match 1 Preview. Probable Playing 11,Squads, Head To Head stats, Fantasy 11 team.


Indian Cricket team has witnessed rise of several young Heroes over the past 1 year. The Australian Tour ignited a spark that grew into Fire with dominating wins over Australia and England.

Names like Rishabh Pant, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, T Natrajan, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj are no longer ordinary, all of them have produced some legendary performances when the Team was down and needed them the most.

But here we are now in April 2021 at the biggest and the Most Lucrative Cricket League Tournament in the World called the Indian Premier League aka IPL

Where the whole country watches Players go from relatively unknown to International Recognition.

Match 1 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date: 9th April 2021

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai)

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Head to Head Statistics

Played : 27 Matches

MI won : 17

RCB won : 10

Full Squads for Both Teams

Mumbai Indians :

Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neeshan, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat, Finn Allen

Predicted Playing 11:

Mumbai Indians:

1 Rohit Sharma : The MI captain Rohit “Hitman” Sharma will be taking the opening spot.

2 Chris Lynn : The Hard Hitting Australian who didn’t play a single game in last season of IPL might be getting a call in the first match as opening partner of Rohit Sharma

3 Suryakumar Yadav : The No longer uncapped and in form Batsman has hands down secured his place in the playing 11 at no 3 spot

4 Ishan Kishan : With Quinton De Kock likely unavailable for the first game the six hitting wicketkeeper batsman will definitely get a spot at no 4.

5 Kieron Pollard : The Mumbai Indians team is incomplete without Players like Pollard. A great all rounder who recently smashed 6 sixes off an over in international cricket against Sri Lanka.

6 Hardik Pandya : Some players have just fixed their spot in the playing 11 and Hardik Pandya is one of them.

7 Krunal Pandya : Although it looks like Krunal Pandya will be in the playing 11 don’t be surprised if some uncapped MI player makes debut in his place.

8 Nathan Coulter Nile / Adam Milne : Although This spots heavily leans towards Nathan Coulter Nile, there is a chance that Adam Milne gets in the Playing 11.

9 Piyush Chawla / Rahul Chahar : MI team is 5 time Champion for a reason, they have always played with experienced players in many important matches. The Buying of Piyush Chawla at the Auction was to fill a void left by Malinga. So Instead of Rahul Chahar we can see Piyush Chawla in the playing 11.

10 Trent Boult : The Kiwi Spearhead is an essential part of the MI lineup and will definitely be in the playing 11.

11 Jasprit Bumrah : One of the Best Discovery by the Mumbai Indians and now one of the best at international level, The Yorker King Will take the final spot.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

1 Virat Kohli : The Boss is always in.

2 Mohammed Azharuddeen : With Devdutt Padikkal down with the Corona Virus it’s very likely that this Youngster makes his IPL debut.

3 Glenn Maxwell : One of the Highest Paid Players in this season might be making his debut for RCB in the opening game. RCB needs some middle order powerhouse other than AB de Villers.

4 AB de Villers : AB de Villers might be having back troubles after Carrying the entire RCB team in the Last Season. Anyways lets hope this time he finds the Support needed from the other end.

5 Washington Sundar : After his Heroics against Australia and England it’s safe to say that this Lad can Bat. An in form Allrounder who bowls economical spells

6 Kane Richardson/ Dan Christian : RCB surprised everyone with the buying of Dan Christian. But the experience he carries is something that RCB needs. So Dan Christian Might be seen in the playing 11 instead of Kane Richardson.

7 Sachin Baby : Very likely to be in the playing 11, some other uncapped player might make debut too in his place.

8 Yuzvendra Chahal : Very likely

9 Kyle Jamieson : Another High Profile Purchase by RCB likely to make his debut in the first game

10 Navdeep Saini : He might not be much in the International scene but RCB will surely be picking him in their pace department.

11 Mohammed Siraj : The No longer Uncapped player who picked 5 wickets in an innings against Australia is the best Indian Pacer in the RCB Lineup.

Final Probable Playing 11

Mumbai Indians : 1)Rohit Sharma 2)Chris Lynn 3)Suryakumar Yadav 4)Ishan Kishan 5)Kieron Pollard 6)Hardik Pandya 7)Krunal Pandya 8)Nathan Coulter Nile/ Adam Milne 9)Piyush Chawla / Rahul Chahar 10)Trent Boult 11)Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Mohammed Azharuddeen
  3. Glenn Maxwell
  4. AB de Villers
  5. Washington Sundar
  6. Kane Richardson/Dan Christian
  7. Sachin Baby
  8. Yuzvendra Chahal
  9. Kyle Jamieson
  10. Navdeep Saini
  11. Mohammed Siraj

Our Match Prediction

Our Winner Pick : Mumbai Indians

Both the sides packing some serious heat however it’s the 5 time IPL champions Mumbai Indians who have more consistent and experienced Players. RCB will need to produce some phenomenal performance in the opening game to beat the defending champions. There are high hopes from Glenn Maxwell to produce a Big Show.

Fantasy Playing 11

Assuming the probable playing 11 are the squads for tomorrow we have our Fantasy playing 11 below

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Suryakumar Yadav
  4. AB de Villers
  5. Ishan Kishan
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Piyush Chawla
  8. Trent Boult
  9. Glenn Maxwell
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Jasprit Bumrah


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