Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
29 Head to head matches of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore have been played in the IPL so far. Mumbai has won 19 of those matches, and Bangalore has won 10 matches. The first match of the 2021 season will be played between these two teams, and it remains to be seen if Mumbai continues their lead or if Bangalore reduces the gap.
Batsmen to watch out in this match
Devdutt Padikkal- He played the role of Anchor in the last season and batted with a strike rate of 125. In this season, it is expected that he will play a similar role.
AB de Villers- He has been their most successful player, and last season he batted with a strike rate of 158, and an average of 45.4.
Virat Kohli- Virat has the most runs in the IPL history. In the last season, he scored 473 runs at an average of 42. He stayed unbeaten in a few matches, and this season he will be very crucial.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav- Both of them were Mumbai’s highest run scorers last season. Both had a strike rate of above 145. Kishan averaged at 57, and Yadav averaged at 40. These are very high numbers, and this year a lot will be expected from them.
Bowlers to watch out in this match
Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini- Last season was not the one to remember for both of them, but Siraj has performed well for India in the recent test matches, and Saini has good pace. Both of them will have to deliver well in this season.
Yuzvendra Chahal- He is RCB’s wicket-taking option. Last season, he was their highest wicket-taker. He took 21 wickets and bowled with an economy of just above 7 per over.
Jasprit Bumrah- He has been the most efficient bowler in the past few years. Last season he bowled with an economy under 7 and took 27 wickets.
Trent Boult- Boult was very impressive in the powerplays. He took the most no. of wickets in powerplays. He bowled with an economy of just under 8 and took a total of 25 wickets.