The first match of IPL 2021 is scheduled to be played between Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai will experience the extravaganza of the game while the tournament finale is set to happen at the Narendra Modi Stadium on 30th May. Though the Mi vs RCB Head to head IPL 2021 will be played behind closed doors, without spectators, the cricket board officials have assured that a call will be taken whether spectators would be allowed on the later matches.
Mi vs RCB Head to head
Let’s take a quick look at the Head to Head records of both the teams:
|Total Number of Matches Played||29|
The first clash between MI and RCB happened in 2008 where the Mumbai Indians were defeated by the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets. While RCB has seen about 89 wins in the series to date, the Mumbai Indian has won 118 matches.
MI Vs RCB: Squad
Mumbai Indians Squad 2021
The Mumbai Indians, defending champions of IPL 2021, has bagged in some magnanimous players this season. The Rohit-led army has retained Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson. They have also roped in new players like Marco Jansen and Arjun Tendulkar.
List of players retained: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan
List of players bought: Adam Milne (Rs 3.20 crore), Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 5.00 crore), Piyush Chawla (Rs 2.40 crore), James Neesham (Rs 0.50 crore), Yudhvir Charak (Rs 0.20 crore), Marco Jansen (Rs 0.20 crore), Arjun Tendulkar (Rs 0.20 crore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad 2021
While the RCB boasts of some powerhouse players like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers, they have emphasized on their bowlers this season. The complete squad of RCB is as follows:
Players retained: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande
Players bought: Kyle Jamieson (15 crores), Glenn Maxwell (14.25 crore), Dan Christian (4.8 crore), Sachin Baby (20 lakh), Rajat Patidar (20 lakh), Mohammed Azharuddeen (20 lakh), Suyash Prabhudesai (20 lakh), KS Bharat (20 lakh)
MI Vs RCB: Where to Watch
The first match of IPL 2021, MI Vs RCB is scheduled to stream on 9th April, at 7:30 pm. Fans can watch it live on Disney+ Hotstar or Star Sports.