Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021 Opener

Time      : 7:30 PM

Date       : Friday, April 9 2021

Match 1: Indian Premier League

Venue    : MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Today the IPL is again all set to take center stage after almost five months since the final of IPL 2020 UAE. Both full of star teams, RCB and MI will face off each other at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Due to Covid-19 protocols, all the matches of IPL 2021 will be played at neutral venues and in the absence of spectators.


Talking about IPL opener both teams will feel a little pressure as MI has not won their first match in the tournament over eight years and RCB will be eager to start their journey with a win as they are one of the three teams who have not won the title yet.

MI has an edge over RCB as they are five time winners of the title. If talking about middle order, it has been a big headache for RCB and MI has one of the strongest players for this role.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Chepauk stadium assists spin bowling. Pitch grips the ball and makes it a little bit late to play shots against, that can cause batting difficult here. As per the pitch behavior and being the first day of the tournament fielding first will be the choice of both teams after winning the toss to understand the pitch conditions.

Head to Head Stats:

Total Matches : 29, MI Won: 19, RCB Won: 10

Likely Playing XIs:

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/Rahul Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson


While it is a fresh start for both the teams, it is quite difficult to be all cent sure about the winner of the match. MI is a well balanced team than RCB but the spin department of RCB looks better that makes them challenging in this match. Overall RCB is the favorite this time. Enjoy absolute IPL betting tips from our experts and stay with us for every update of all IPL matches.

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