MI vs BLR Dream11 Prediction: The 1st match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday, April 9, 2021.
MI vs BLR Match Preview
The much-awaited 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to make the cricket world dance on their music for the next two months featuring some thrilling cricketing action. The IPL 2021 season will kickstart with the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) locking horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 9th April at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The five-time IPL winners as well as the defending champions, Mumbai Indians will be eyeing a hat-trick this year. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand will be desperate to make this IPL season memorable for them.
While Mumbai Indians have a pretty balanced squad, Royal Challengers Bangalore have made a few changes to their team. Talking about the venue, Mumbai Indians has a better record at Chennai than Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Out of the 29 matches played between these two teams, Mumbai has won 19 times, which clearly shows their dominance in the game. But Virat Kohli’s side has brought some amazing additions to their squad and are now looking like a much-balanced team.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 1 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, April 9, 2021.
MI vs BLR Match Details
- Match: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 1
- Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
MI vs BLR Weather & Pitch Report
The track at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is a bit strange for the batsmen to deal with. It usually offers assistance to the spinners. However, as the match progresses, spinners start losing control in the game. Anything above 150 is a decent total at Chepauk, with conditions not likely to change much during the tournament opener.
The temperature is expected to hover around 26 to 30 degree Celsius on the matchday with 70 % humidity and 14 km/hr wind speed. There are only 4 per cent chances of precipitation during the game.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai considering the last 5 T20 matches played is 150 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
MI vs BLR Head-to-Head
MI vs BLR Form
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Mumbai Indians Squads
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Arjun Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Quinton de Kock, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, Adam Milne, Suryakumar Yadav, Yudhvir Singh, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Chris Lynn.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Srikar Bharat, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Suyash Prabhudessai, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Finn Allen, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Rajat Patidar, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa.
MI vs BLR Dream11 Probable Playing 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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Top 3 Picks For MI vs BLR
1. AB de Villiers
The South-African batsman scored 454 runs last season at an average of 45.40. His IPL top score of an unbeaten 133 also came against Mumbai Indians. He can provide you with good points by batting and wicket-keeping. Apart from batting, he is a great fielder too.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat scored 466 runs at an average of 42.36 last season, whereas he batted brilliantly in the recent series against England and will be looking to carry on the same momentum in IPL 2021. He can be a great pick for your fantasy team.
3. Hardik Pandya
He will be the best choice for an all-rounder from the Mumbai Indians. Pandya scored 281 runs at a strike rate of 178.98 last season, whereas he has also started his bowling in international cricket. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
MI vs BLR Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini
- Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
- Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
MI vs BLR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
MI vs BLR Probable Winner
Mumbai Indians is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.