IPL is the most awaited and popular tournament. It is a thrilling ride for every cricket lover in the nation. With the nation shutting down again, the IPL is back to bring hope and entertainment in everyone’s lives. Lockdown or not, a cricket fan would have the same level of excitement.
Due to the pandemic, IPL 2020 happened in September 2020 and now we are getting the opportunity to watch the tournament again in much less time.
In the first match of the season, Mumbai Indians is set to lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore. MI – winner of the last tournament is back on the field with the same strong team. While on the other side, RCB also has a strong team this year with a few changes.
Mumbai Indians had a brilliant tournament, while RCB had its ups and downs, but made it to the playoffs.
The IPL opener is expected to be an absolute thriller as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli with their teams are going to give their best.
Following is the match preview, playing 11, pitch report, weather conditions, match prediction for the 1st IPL match slated on Friday, 9th April 2021.
The IPL 2021 opener is scheduled to be played on 9th April in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India. The live-action of this T20 match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.
In India, you can catch all the live-action of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Star Sports Network. The live streaming of this match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
What can you expect from the pitch?
The Chepauk has always assisted the spinners. It will be a bit difficult to bat on this pitch. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, both have good spinners in the teams.
Weather Conditions / Reports:
The weather is going to be hot and humid, as the temperature will be around 33°celsius. Good news is there is no chance of a downpour.
Possible Playing 11:
Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson.
Quinton de Kock will be missing the opener match due to quarantine rules, as he is returning in the middle of South Africa’s ODI against Pakistan.
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The following are a few suggestions for captains and vice-captain for the opener match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Captain Choices: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain Choices: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, AB de Villiers
Our Fantasy Cricket Playing 11:
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Our Predicted Dream Team:
Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers (VC) and Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Mohamed Siraj
Our power player for the IPL 2021 opener is Rohit Sharma as he is in good form and often makes the most runs.
This is a high-pressure match with so many excellent players, choose players who give their best even in maximum pressure.
This match will be full of thrill and is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. According to our prediction, we think Mumbai Indians will win as they have more players who can change the game on their own.
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*Disclaimer: The above-predicted teams are purely based on analysis and understanding of the author. Hence, make your own decision and consider the above points while making your fantasy cricket team/s.