MI vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: 1st Match, IPL 2021
MI will face RCB in their first match on April 9, 2021, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai. It will be important for both teams to get familiar with this venue, as they will play the majority of their matches in the first half of the tournament here. RCB will face a difficult challenge in defeating MI in this contest, as MI will be confident due to winning the previous tournament. Both MI and RCB have solid lineups, which makes this match even more exciting.
Until now, MI and RCB have played 27 times, with Mi winning 17 of the 27 matches and RCB winning just 10 of them. While these are all figures from history, and IPL is known for its twists and turns, it is predicted that the RCB squad will be a contender for the trophy this season with the latest additions to the squad. RCB would undoubtedly want to start the season with a win.
Mumbai Indians Team Report
Mumbai Indians are known for their well-balanced squad and Rohit Sharma’s brilliant captaincy. With a few changes to the bowling lineup, this team just has to focus on selecting the best bowler combinations for this venue.
The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock have been in good shape recently and are expected to hold it up in IPL 2021. This opening pair gives MI a leg up during powerplay overs. The MI team’s leading run-scorers are Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. These two batsmen, combined with their experience, will act as a driving force for the MI batting lineup. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan both looked impressive in the recently concluded T20I series against England. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya’s contributions in the lower middle order would strengthen MI’s batting lineup.
This team’s bowling lineup will include a few changes. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will guide the bowling department. Piyush Chawla will lead the spin attack, which will add to the bowling experience. Rahul Chahar is another spinner who will be key to this bowling lineup. MI has previously played with just four bowlers due to the availability of effective all-rounder bowling alternatives such as Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Kieron Pollard.
For an already-in-form team and a perfect playing 11 lineup, it would be important to see if capable players like Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, and James Neesham make the playing 11. MI’s bench strength will also include young talents such as Arjun Tendulkar and Marco Jensen; it will be interesting to see if either of these players emerges as a wild card from the MI squad.
Key players for MI: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Report
Royal Challengers Bangalore has made many changes to their roster, and with the new additions, there seems to be a vulnerable link in the batting lineup. Virat Kohli and Devdutta Padikkal were the likely opening pair for RCB, but with Padikkal out, Finn Allen would be another option for the team. Virat Kohli looked in tremendous form in the recently concluded T20 series against England. AB de Villiers will be a key batsman in the RCB middle order. Glenn Maxwell’s inclusion in the squad strengthens the lower batting order, but his performance in the IPL raises concerns about this selection.
RCB bowling attack will be led by Yuzvendra Chahal. Another fast bowler pair to keep an eye on in this squad will be Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini. Washington Sundar will be in charge of claiming wickets in the middle overs for this squad. Kyle Jamieson seems to be a lucrative bowling choice, but he has yet to show his reliability in T20 cricket. This team’s bowling in death overs has been a cause of concern. In order to win this match, RCB will need to work out their death over bowlers.
Overall, RCB’s team lineup has a few shortcomings, but they must resolve them and form the best playing 11 to win this match. Captain Virat Kohli will bear the burden of scoring well, as the team’s batting lineup is heavily reliant on the duo of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.
Dream11 Fantasy Team for MI vs RCB,1ST Match IPL 2021
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell
Wicketkeeper: AB de Villiers
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Krunal Pandya
Dream XI Fantasy Cricket Team
Dream11 Team Summary
This match is crucial for both teams since it will set the tone for the rest of the tournament. MI has a history of losing the first match and then heading on to lift the IPL trophy, but they cannot afford to take this match lightly because there has been fierce competition in this tournament and two points can cost your side a playoff spot. RCB will not take this match lightly, as skipper Virat Kohli is determined to win this year’s trophy and finally break the jinx.
We suggest picking two of the best batsmen in IPL history, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli while putting together a fantasy Dream11 squad. Both have a track record in the IPL and are prominent parts of this squad. Suryakumar Yadav is another batsman choice due to his recent form and brilliant knocks for MI in the previous season. AB de Villiers is a must-have in this Dream11 teams because of his explosive batting style, which can disrupt the MI bowling lineup.
Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Washington Sundar are the finest all-rounders because they can effectively contribute with both bat and ball. Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya will play an important role in particular, as the pitch in Chennai is reported to be slow and dry, giving spinners an advantage in this match. Glenn Maxwell was impressive with the ball in the previous IPL season, however, his batting abilities were questionable. Maxwell provides another spin alternative for RCB.
In the bowling department, MI’s Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are a lethal pairing, as shown by their bowling in previous matches. While Yuzvendra Chahal has led the RCB bowling attack and has been effective in claiming wickets for the team when required. We think that a total of 160-170 would be a reasonable total for the venue and that spinners will have an advantage in this match. As a result, we have included a greater range of spin alternatives in this Dream11 team. Please choose your team wisely.
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