It is time to fasten your seatbelts as the new IPL season is upon us. The biggest T20 carnival has returned to the home soil after spending one season in UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have a blockbuster clash in our hands as the defending champions Mumbai Indians would take on Royal Challengers from Bangalore in the opening game of the competition.
According to MI vs RCB Dream11 Prediction for Today's Match Fantasy Cricket, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers would lock horns on Friday, 9th April 2021, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Let's discuss further the IPL 2021 1st match MI vs RCB Dream11 team today.
Mumbai Indians would be wearing the same look as the last season and would be favourites to win the title once again. They had a quiet auction where they signed a handful of players, most notably Adam Milne to replace James Pattinson in the squad. Royal Challengers, on the other hand, once again have a different-looking squad. While they didn't make a wholesale change after a decent season last time around, they added some big names to their squad, including, Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, and Daniel Christian.
Mumbai Indians has a settled playing 11 from the last season, and many changes aren't expected from them. However, it would be interesting to see the combination of the Royal Challengers from Bangalore. With all said, it is a must-see game with two heavyweights, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who would lead their respective sides, and fans would hope for a close encounter to begin the new season with a blast. Let us go through our latest Dream11
Match Prediction for the tournament opener of Indian Premier League 2021.
Match Details for MI vs RCB Dream11 Prediction:
Here are the details and Dream 11 match prediction for the match MI vs RCB
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 1st Match, IPL 2021
Date: 9th April 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch Report of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is traditionally slow. It is likely to assist spinners and we could see pace bowlers using the slower deliveries to outfox the batsmen. It is not a high-scoring venue and a score of 160 is a par score here. The team winning the toss would like to bowl first given it is an evening game. However, the teams batting first have a better record here.
Weather Report of Chennai
Not available yet.
Fantasy Cricket Expert Tips:
It is a no secret that the pitch is going to be spin-friendly. Don't miss the wrist spinners from both sides. Also, don't forget to pick the spin-bowling all-rounders in your team.
Mumbai Indians are entering the competition with the strongest squad once again. They have all the bases covered in their squad, and once again, they are pre-tournament favourites.
MI Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar.
James Pattinson is not a part of Mumbai Indians squad this season and Nathan Coulter-Nile is likely to play as the third seamer.
MI Predicted Playing 11 for Today's Dream11 Match
Quinton de Kock (WK) - 1959 runs in 66 IPL games
Rohit Sharma (C) - 5230 runs in 200 IPL games
Suryakumar Yadav - 2024 runs in 101 IPL games
Ishan Kishan - 1211 runs in 51 IPL games
Kieron Pollard - 3023 runs in 64 IPL games
Hardik Pandya - 1349 runs and 42 wickets in 80 IPL games
Krunal Pandya - 1000 runs and 46 wickets in 71 IPL games
Nathan Coulter-Nile - 41 wickets in 33 IPL games
Rahul Chahar - 30 wickets in 31 IPL games
Trent Boult - 63 wickets in 48 IPL games
Jasprit Bumrah - 109 wickets in 92 IPL games
RCB had early jitters as Josh Phillipe is unavailable for the whole season for personal reasons. They have signed the Kiwi wicketkeeper Finn Allen as the replacement player.
RCB Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, AB de Villiers, Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, and K.S. Bharat.
RCB Team News
Virat Kohli would open the batting for RCB this season. Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson are likely to make their respective debuts for the franchise.
RCB Predicted Playing 11 for Today's Dream11 Match
Virat Kohli (C) - 5878 runs in 192 IPL games
Devdutt Padikkal - 473 runs in 15 IPL games
AB de Villiers (WK) - 4849 runs in 169 IPL games
Glenn Maxwell - 1505 runs and 19 wickets in 82 IPL games
Sachin Baby - 137 runs in 18 IPL games
Daniel Christian - 446 runs and 34 wickets in 40 IPL games
Kyle Jamieson - 4 wickets in 8 T20Is
Washington Sundar - 186 runs and 24 wickets in 36 IPL games
Navdeep Saini - 17 wickets in 26 IPL games
Yuzvendra Chahal - 121 wickets in 99 IPL games
Kane Richardson - 18 wickets in 14 IPL games
MI vs RCB Dream11 Match Prediction Choice for Captain and Vice-Captain
In a T20 game, it is advised to pick top-order batsmen and all-rounders your captain and vice-captain.
Here are a few predictions for the captain pick for the MI vs RCB clash.
Virat Kohli - The most consistent batsman in the world cricket - Virat ‘Run Machine' Kohli is also the leading run-getter in the IPL. He would be leading from the front and you could expect a run feast from the Indian skipper this season.
AB de Villiers - Mr 360 degree is arguably the most vital player in the RCB system. He has been the most consistent batsman for the Bangalore-based franchise over the years. He is likely to bat one position higher this season and in all probability, it could turn out to be a nightmare for the bowlers.
Rohit Sharma - The Hitman has a reputation of playing big knocks after getting himself in. He has been the most prolific run-scorer in white-ball cricket in the last few years. He is coming from a good series against England and would like to get into the groove from the first game itself.
Hardik Pandya - Hardik Pandya has earned himself a reputation as an explosive finisher down the order. He has recovered from the back injury and he is bowling again. It would be welcome news for the Blues, and he would provide an extra option to his skipper in the bowling department.
MI vs RCB Dream11 Match Prediction Top Picks by Experts
Apart from the MI vs RCB Dream 11 prediction for the captain, here are a few players who are likely to star here according to the Dream 11 prediction by our experts.
Glenn Maxwell - The Aussie all-rounder would be eager to redeem himself after a horrible campaign in the last season. The explosive all-rounder failed to hit even a single six during the IPL 2020. However, he soon found his form back against India. He also had a successful BBL campaign with both bat and the ball. Maxi would be crucial for RCB with the ball as well given the game is played in Chennai.
Suryakumar Yadav - SKY would be brimming with confidence after making an exhilarating start to his international career. After 3 consecutive successful seasons with Mumbai Indians, Surya would now look to take his game up by another notch. You could expect him to go after the opposition from the word go given the start he had in the national colours.