The defending champs Mumbai Indians will lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of IPL 2021. Ahead of the heavyweight clash between MI and RCB, we bring you all the fantasy tips, Predicted XI, top fantasy picks and more.
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The viewers can catch live action on the Star Sports network and Disney Hotstar.
Head To Head
Mumbai Indians won: 19
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 10
The conditions will be hot and humid as usual in Chennai with no chance of any rain whatsoever.
Injury and Availability News
Quinton de Kock will not be available for the opening match and Chriss Lynn is expected to open with Rohit Sharma for Mumbai Indians.
As far as Royal Challengers Bangalore are concerned apart from Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams all players are available for selection.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Fantasy Tips
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Top Fantasy Picks
Talking about the fantasy tips it is important to pick players in the form in your squad. Also, quality all-rounders are a must on your fantasy side as they help fetch more fantasy points.
Virat Kohli: The leading run-scorer in IPL history and the captain of RCCB, Virat Kohli should be one of the first picks in your fantasy XI.
Suryakumar Yadav: In the last few seasons Suryakumar Yadav has been the most consistent batsman for MI. He likes playing again RCB which he showed last season and is currently in the form of his life which is why he is a must on your side.
Hardik Pandya: The Mumbai Indians all-rounder will again be an important player as he can win a T20 match on his own. Pandya as an all-rounder is a must in your fantasy team as he gives valuable fantasy points while batting and bowling.
Jasprit Bumrah: The leader of the Mumbai Indians bowling attack Jasprit Bumrah should be one of the first picks as far as bowlers are concerned in your fantasy XI.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The Chennai pitch will be tailor-made for the leg-spinner and he will be keen to return to his best bowling form in the first match itself.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Ab de Villiers
Batsmen- Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Devdutt Padikkal, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar
Dream 11 Team
Virat Kohli (vc), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav ©, Ab de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini