MUM vs BAN 11Wickets 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.
MUM vs BAN Match Preview
Almost after five months, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is again set to take centre stage. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and the team who are yet to win a title, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking on each other on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
The lineups of both the teams are filled with star-studded match-winners and the biggest entertainers of this format. Rohit Sharma’s side will attempt to become the first team to win three consecutive IPL titles, and they certainly have the squad to do so.
For their opponents, Royal Challengers Bangalore, yet another season begins amid high hopes and expectations, which have now been compounded by a couple of big-money signings. Apart from Maxwell, RCB added promising New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson to their line-up, who can line up alongside the likes of Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj in the bowling attack. The spin bowling duties will be handled by Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar and can prove to be crucial at the MA Chidambaram Stadium – which is known to assist spin bowlers.
As long as their head to head record is concerned, Mumbai Indians have 19 wins under their belt, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore have 10 wins in their pocket, which clearly shows MI’s dominance. But Virat Kohli’s side has made some smart additions at the auction table and are looking like a force to reckon with.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and 11Wickets 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.
MUM vs BAN 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
MUM vs BAN Weather & Pitch Report
This venue doesn’t have a batting-friendly wicket. One can expect low scoring matches here. Spinners can have an upper hand for the majority of the game but their dominance will start vanishing as the match progresses due to the dew factor. Fielding first and knowing how the pitch behaves should be the way forward for the teams. Anything around 150 might be a competitive total here.
It will be a pleasant evening in Chennai with the temperature hovering around 26 to 30 degree Celsius, which is low as compared to other cities in India during summer. The game may proceed without any interruptions as there are very low chances of rain during the game.
Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Mumbai Indians Squads
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Arjun Tendulkar, Quinton de Kock, James Neesham, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Lynn, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anmolpreet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Aditya Tare, Jasprit Bumrah, Yudhvir Singh, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Mohsin Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Adam Milne, Anukul Roy, Marco Jansen, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Rajat Patidar, Navdeep Saini, Kyle Jamieson, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Christian, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Srikar Bharat, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Sachin Baby.
MUM vs BAN 11Wickets 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 MUM vs BAN
1. AB de Villiers
He doesn’t need any introduction. Does he? This South African holds the record of most runs against Mumbai Indians from Royal Challengers Bangalore, of 726 runs at an average of 45.37 including a massive 133 runs knock against them at Wankhede. AB de Villiers is also the player with the most sixes (32) from Bangalore against Mumbai. He will be a safe pick for your fantasy team.
2. Ishan Kishan
The Mumbai youngster has had an amazing time in the previous season of IPL. He also got awarded for his brilliant performance in the cash-rich league as he received a maiden call up from team India against England series. He scored 56 runs off 32 deliveries with a strike rate of 175 on his debut T20I for India. He will be eyeing to continue the momentum into this season as well.
3. Jasprit Bumrah
He has astonishing records while playing against the Challengers. In 58 overs, the speedster has picked up 19 wickets- the most he has gotten against any opponent. His economy of 7.55 is also pretty understandable, bearing in mind that he bowls in the powerplay and at the death.
MUM vs BAN 11Wickets Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
- Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Krunal Pandya
- Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Mohd. Siraj
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli
- 12th Man: Hardik Pandya
MUM vs BAN Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
MUM vs BAN 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.