Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
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The match between MI and RCB is the first meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 9th 2021.
MI vs RCB History:
The teams competed against each other 29 times, till date. Out of them, MI won 19 times but lost 10 times including one super over defeat in the tied game.
The teams competed 11 times at the home ground of MI. The home team won 7 times and lost 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of MI against RCB are WWWWL.
The teams faced each other 10 times at the home ground of RCB. The host won just twice. On the other hand, visitors won 8 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against MI are LWLLL.
The teams met 8 times at the neutral venue. MI won 4 times, whereas RCB also won 4 times including one super over victory in the tied game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of MI against RCB WL*LWL.
Points and Ranks:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
MI will earn 2 points after winning the match.
Last 5 (completed) match results of MI are WWLWW.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
RCB may earn 2 points after winning the match.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB are LLLLL.
Weather forecast for Chennai shows the weather would be pretty clear during the match. The precipitation percentage would be 2% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 28 to 29 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 to 15 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.
Toss and Pitch:
Record of Last IPL (2019):
Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 8 matches. The selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the team won thrice and lost thrice, as well.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLWWL.
On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened twice out of 8 matches, won once and lost once, as well.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WL – – -.
Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 4 times and lost 4 times as well.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWW.
The first batting team won the matches 4 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWLL.
The lowest successful defended total was 155 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 176 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 179 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 99 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 176 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 27.45 and 21.28 is for the second innings.
Record of IPL 2021:
The upcoming encounter will be the first of the IPL 2021.
T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. Both the teams won one outing.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against MI at the venue are LW – – -.
Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:
MI got 12 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has a pretty good record, as the team won 8 times, and lost 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of MI at the venue are WWWWW.
RCB had 10 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a very poor record, as the team won twice and lost 8 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB at the venue are LLLLL.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team may go with a combination of two pace and two spin, as the team has 4 all-rounders, 3 with pace and 1 with spin.
Mumbai Indians Eleven: R. Sharma, I. Kishan, S. Yadav, H. Pandya, K. Pollard, J. Neesham, K. Pandya, J. Yadav, R. Chahar, T. Boult, J. Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The team may go with 3 pace and a spin combination, as the team has a bowling all-rounder of spin, an all-rounder with pace and a batting all-rounder with spin.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: D. Padikkal, V. Kohli, AB. de Villiers, G. Maxwell, M. Azharuddeen, D. Christian, W. Sundar, K. Jamieson, N. Saini, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left. *Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.