Today, the first match of the 14th edition of the World’s biggest league IPL is played in MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The defending champion Mumbai Indians will face Royal Challengers Bangalore from 7:30 P.M. onwards. Today IPL match prediction is based on both teams’ previous record, their squad, and pitch.
Today, The tournament starts with two modern giants of Indian cricket Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma, and in the home of MS Dhoni, that is Chennai.
Mumbai Indians has won the last edition of the Indian Premier League in UAE. MI has won 5 IPL trophies. They did not make a huge change in their squad for the IPL 2021. Rohit Sharma who is the most successful captain of IPL continues to lead Mumbai Indians in the 14th edition of IPL also. Take a look at the squad of MI
MI Squad: Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma, Arjun Tendulkar, Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Suryakumar Yadav, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishan Kishan, Quinton, Rahul Chahar, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Mohsin Khan, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Aditya Tare, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Charak, Hardik Pandya, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore has qualified for playoffs last season in UAE. RCB is on the list of teams that never won an IPL trophy. However, they qualified to the IPL final three times in 2009, 2011, and 2016. RCB has made some changes in their squad while going into the IPL 2021. They released most of their overseas players and retained mostly youngsters. Virat Kohli will continue his captaincy duty for RCB.
RCB squad: Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Joshua Philippe, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Daniel Sams, Rajat Patidar, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Azharuddeen, KS Bharat, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Harshal Patel, Adam Zamp, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Pavan Deshpande.
RCB vs MI: Head to Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have faced each other in 27 IPL matches. RCB has won 10 matches. While Mumbai has won 17 matches. When these top IPL teams met last time, the match resulted in a Tie. RCB has won the match in super over. Let see what happened this time.
Today IPL match predicted XI of Both sides
MI Team News: South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de will not available for the 1st match against RCB. Chris Lynn will be the perfect choice for Quinton.
Mumbai Indians XI for Today IPL game prediction: Rohit Sharma, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan(Wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
RCB Team News: RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal who tested positive for Covid-19, now joined RCB camp and will be available for the match. However, Daniel Sams has found positive for Covid and will miss initial matches. Adam Zampa also not available for the 1st match against Mumbai Indians. If ABD play as a wicket-keeper batsman then, in place of Mohammed Azharuddeen, RCB may go for another option.
RCB XI for Today IPL match prediction: Devdutt Padikkal, Mohammed Azharuddeen(Wk), Virat Kohli, AB Devilliers, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Christan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj.
Today Match Pitch Report
The match between RCB and MI will be played on Chennai’s wicket. The Chennai pitch offers some help to spinners. Due to Heat, the wicket becomes slow in the second inning. However, if dew is present. Then, the wicket becomes good for batting in the second half.
- 1st Inning Average score in last 5 IPL matches- 149.6 runs
- 2nd Inning Average score in last 5 IPL matches- 125.4 runs (source)
Today IPL Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today Match
Today IPL game prediction is based on which team will win the toss, Dew factor. We will divide Today’s match prediction into two situations-
- If Dew is present, then Team batting second will win today’s match
- If Dew is not present, then the Team batting first will win today’s match.