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MI vs RCB Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2021 - Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 1

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard
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The 1st match of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in India.

Live Scores and Stats - Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore will open with Virat Kohli and have AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in the middle order. Kane Richardson and Yuzvendra Chahal are their main bowlers.

In the absence of Quinton de Kock, Mumbai Indians have Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan as their openers. The all-round trio of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya forms their core. As always, Jasprit Bumrah is raring to knock a few poles off.

Virat Kohli is the top run-scorer for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 333 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 126. AB de Villiers has also made 299 runs at a strike rate of 151 from his last 10 matches.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the best bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore and has picked up 13 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 17.61 and an economy rate of 8.84. Mohammed Siraj has also picked up 9 wickets from his last 8 matches.

Ishan Kishan is the top run-scorer for Mumbai Indians with 358 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 71 and a strike rate of 149.

Jasprit Bumrah has been the best bowler for Mumbai Indians and has picked up 16 wickets from his last 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 13.50 and an economy rate of 5.78. Trent Boult has also picked up 15 wickets from his last 9 matches.

Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:

Playing XIs

 

Mumbai Indians - Rohit Sharma(c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli(c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Mumbai Indians

Who will win? – Mumbai Indians

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)

Most Sixes – AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Man of the Match –  Ishan Kishan

Team Scores Batting first – Royal Challengers Bangalore 180+, Mumbai Indians 190+

Match Handicap Mumbai Indians

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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