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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL T20 Match Prediction

  • date Apr 09, 2021
  • Start Time 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name MA Chidambaram Stadium - Chennai, India

MI vs RCB Betting Tips

  • These are two heavyweight sides, one led by the greatest run-maker in IPL T20 history and the other led by one of the greatest batsmen the IPL has ever seen. Virat Kohli, the leading run scorer in the competition with 5878 runs, captains RCB; with Rohit Sharma, in fourth place on the all-time list with 5230 runs and four away from equalling MS Dhoni’s appearance record of 204, captaining the holders.
  • Both teams have other homegrown stars in their ranks. Mumbai Indians boast the Pandya brothers, Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. Whereas in the RCB corner, they have Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj.
  • But the IPL would not be the same without its international stars and there will be plenty of top global players fighting for selection for both sides. Mumbai Indians have Trent Boult with the ball, Quinton de Kock with the gloves (although he will be absent for this clash), Jimmy Neesham and Kieron Pollard. For RCB, their squad has the quality of Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers and the most expensive New Zealand player in IPL history - Kyle Jamieson.

MI vs RCB Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Mumbai Indians are favorites to win

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Most Match Sixes - Royal Challengers Bangalore


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Method of 1st Dismissal - Caught


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Highest Opening Partnership - Mumbai Indians


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A Fifty Score in the Match - YES


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Glenn Maxwell Total Sixes - Over 0.5


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Total Run Outs - Over 1.5



MI vs RCB T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2021

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League begins this Friday in Chennai with five time winners and current holders Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore who are still yet to win the title. Read on as we preview the opening clash of the 2021 IPL. The match will be played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and will get underway at 19:30 local time.

Friday’s game is the first of sixty in this year’s IPL which will run until the scheduled final on May 30. And after Mumbai Indians’ recent domination of the competition we not only expect them to begin with a win but also to be in the mix come the end of May. All five of their IPL titles have come from 2013 onwards with only 2014, 2016 and 2018 the years they haven’t been crowned champions. This time they are going for three in a row.

However, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be no pushovers. Led by India’s all-conquering captain, they will be very keen to build on their 2020 campaign which saw them finish fourth in the table before being knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator. Quinton de Kock’s absence will give RCB a boost, it will be up to them to take advantage.

MI vs RCB T20 Match Live streaming

TV channels: The match can be watched live on Star Sports in India, Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA

Live streaming: Fans in India can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

MI vs RCB Match Toss Prediction

As with the India v England T20I series last month, we expect either Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma to elect to field first if they win the toss.

Weather Report

It will be 29 degrees when the game gets underway and as with earlier in the day there will be very little cloud cover.

Pitch Condition

Games in Chennai have historically favoured the sides with the strongest slow bowling attack. We expect the surface to once again be conducive to spin.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2021.

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MI Team News & Playing 11

MI Team News

Quinton de Kock will be a miss for Mumbai Indians as he not only keeps wickets but also opens the batting alongside Rohit Sharma. We expect Ishan Kishan to come in for de Kock in IPL 2021 opener after he took to international cricket like a duck to water, winning the player of the match award after a 32-ball 56 on his T20I debut last month. 

MI Key Players

  • Rohit Sharma - Not only does he have the bulk of IPL runs and appearances behind him, but Rohit has also led Mumbai Indians to each of their five titles. He is level with his opposite number in third place on the all-time IPL fifties list, both with 39 to their name.
  • Kieron Pollard - Trinidad’s current cricketing star has been lighting up the IPL every year since 2010. He has amassed 164 appearances, all for Mumbai Indians, and is four sixes away from bringing up his double century. In 2016, he hit a 17-ball half-century against KKR.
  • Trent Boult - The smiling assassin goes about his business in a likable manner, full of the understated charm we have come to expect from New Zealand players. Boult took 3-30, including the wicket of Marcus Stoinis from the first ball of the game, on his way to taking the player of the match award in last year’s final.

MI Team Form

They are the most successful side in the history of the IPL and only seem to be getting better. Can anyone stop them making it three titles in three years?

MI Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma (c) , Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

MI vs RCB Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    AB de Villiers (10) and Ishan Kishan (8) will be our wicket-keepers. We would happily select either as just a batsman but their glovework provides an additional string to their respective bows.

  • Batsmen

    Virat Kohli (10.5), Rohit Sharma (10) and Suryakumar Yadav (9) make up our batting line-up. Kohli and Sharma need no introduction and Yadav averaged 40 in last year’s competition.

  • All-rounders

    Kieron Pollard (9), Krunal Pandya (8) and Washington Sundar (8.5) are our all-rounders. Sundar returns to the competition after impressive international performances against both Australia and England.

  • Bowlers

    Trent Boult (9), Jasprit Bumrah (9) and Kyle Jamieson (8.5) will be our bowlers providing a hand mix of Indian right-arm pace alongside New Zealand left-arm and right arm pace.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Virat Kohli will be our skipper while Trent Boult can be backed as his deputy

MI vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav

  • All Rounder:Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar

  • Wicket Keeper:AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan

  • Bowler:Trent Boult(vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Kyle Jamieson

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

RCB’s emergence as a force in last year’s tournament was great to see after their previous three campaigns had delivered finishes in 8th, 6th and 8th. As ever, a lot will depend on how many runs Virat Kohli can rack up. 

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli - Undoubtedly India’s number one player and all-time IPL record run scorer, players don’t come any more crucial to a side than RCB’s captain. If he can improve on last year’s return of three half-centuries then his team will be a real contender.
  • AB de Villiers - The South African continues to wow TV viewers around the globe with his sweet timing, power hitting and innovation in this form of the game. He has the third highest IPL individual score in history, 133* against Mumbai Indians in 2015, and a repeat of that could be just what RCB and the tournament requires.
  • Glenn Maxwell - Australia’s all-rounder has done the rounds of a few IPL franchises and duly signed for RCB for this year’s competition after they fought off CSK in a bidding war. He played the 2013 IPL for Mumbai Indians and may well have a point to prove.

RCB Team Form

Although they qualified for the play-offs after finishing the previous campaign in last position, RCB ended the 2020 IPL with five successive defeats.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli (c) , Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammad Azharuddeen, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

MI vs RCB Team Form in Last Five Matches

MI : W W L W W


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MI vs RCB Head to Head

You don’t win five IPLs without a good head to head record against most sides, this is no exception.

MI vs RCB Head to Head Stats in IPL T20

Matches Played MI Won RCB Won Tie No Result
29 19 10 0 0

MI vs RCB Betting Odds

The reigning champions are favourites to begin this campaign with a win

Who will win MI vs RCB IPL T20 Match?

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are expected to be the strongest batsmen on either side

MI vs RCB Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Mumbai Indians1.641.661.6241.61
Royal Challengers Bangalore2.202.102.3022.30
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MI vs RCB Top Team Batsmen

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav will be the three batsmen we’ll back from Mumbai Indians. Sharma needs 25 to overtake David Warner in third spot of the overall IPL runs.
For RCB we are backing Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell. Whenever Maxwell comes to the crease you know you are guaranteed entertainment.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Rohit Sharma (MI)3.753.603.503.50
Ishan Kishan (MI)3.754.334.004.00
Suryakumar Yadav (MI)4.354.333.984.00
Virat Kohli (RCB)2.902.872.993.00
AB de Villiers (RCB)3.753.503.403.50
Glenn Maxwell (RCB)
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MI vs RCB Top Team Bowlers

We expect Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Piyush Chawla to trouble the RCB batsmen the most. Whichever batsman is on strike for Boult’s first delivery should be wary of what happened in last year’s final.

For RCB, we’ve combined Yuzvendra Chahal with Kane Richardson and Kyle Jamieson. All eyes and the pressure will be on Jamieson after the record fee he went for in the auction.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Jasprit Bumrah (MI)3.003.603.003.00
Trent Boult (MI)3.754.003.503.50
Rahul Chahar (MI)5.505.005.505.50
Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB)
Mohammad Siraj (RCB)4.504.334.504.50
Kyle Jamieson (RCB)
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🏆 MI vs RCB Prediction

Mumbai Indians have been unstoppable in recent years and we expect to see more of the same in the opening fixture of IPL 14. Quinton de Kock is not an easy player to replace but they have the depth to manage his absence and not be too badly affected. We are backing the current champions to get off to a winning start in this year’s IPL.

Posted On 9th April 2021 11:24:02 PM
Posted by Kavin

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    Mumbai Indian win 1st match

  • Nasir

    100% win Mi

  • Nasir

    I think Mi will win the match.....

  • Niki

    Heart says Kohli but mind says Mumbai Indians. I think MI will take this one too.

  • Alicia

    Virat Kohli has his ups and down but Rohit Sharma is known for his consistency. Royal Challengers Bangalore may score well or not but with Rohit Sharma in their team, Mumbai Indians are going to win for sure.

  • Sohail

    Rahul Chahar will be the key player today for Mumbai Indian seeing the Virat Kohli's recent struggle with leg spin

  • Steve

    Mumbai Indians can not let me down. Go MI! I support you.

  • Pamila

    Excited to see Virat playing! :)

  • Hasan

    Mi Will win the match

  • Romy

    Rohit Sharma will not score in tomorrow's match. Pollard and Pandya can make big runs on chennai track

  • Faruk vai

    mi will win must be

  • Abdul

    It will be a low scoring match on chennai track. RCB will win as MI has habit of losing the first match of the tournament

    • Nasir

      Thats right bro...they also lost thier first match

  • Ansari

    Going to be so tough for rcb to beat mumbai