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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11: It is time for the blockbuster cricketing carnival of the year as the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway. In the tournament opener, the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 9. There will be many star cricketers from both the teams featuring in this opening encounter like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav. As seen over the years in the IPL, It will be extremely important for both the teams to start the tournament on a high.

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MI vs BLR Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Competition: VIVO IPL

Date: 9 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Mumbai Indians 132/4 defeat Chennai Super Kings 131/4 by 6 wickets in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2019.

Pitch Report: The Chepauk usually offers a slow and dry pitch that makes the spinners a vital aspect in the game. Both the teams should pack their playing XI with some quality spinners. However, the team winning the toss should choose to bowl first.

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MI vs BLR Playing 11

MI Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Quinton de Kock will not be available for this game due to his mandatory quarantine.

Expected Team Changes

  • Rohit Sharma will captain the side.
  • Ishan Kishan will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn will be the openers.
  • Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya will bat in the middle-order.
  • Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Rahul Chahar will be the crucial bowlers.

MI Playing (likely)
Rohit Sharma
Chris Lynn
Suryakumar Yadav
Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah


BLR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Sams will not be available for this game as they contracted to Covid-19 ahead of the tournament.
  • Adam Zampa will miss this game due to his marriage.

Expected Team Changes

  • Virat Kohli will captain the team.
  • AB de Villiers is likely to take the gloves.
  • Virat Kohli will open the batting with Mohammed Azharuddeen.
  • The likes of AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian and Rajat Patidar will form part of the middle-order.
  • Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj will be their key bowlers.

BLR Playing 11 (likely)
Virat Kohli
Mohammed Azharuddeen
AB de Villiers
Glenn Maxwell
Daniel Christian
Rajat Patidar
Washington Sundar
Kyle Jamieson
Navdeep Saini
Mohammed Siraj
Yuzvendra Chahal


Who will win today match

The Mumbai Indians’ batting will once again depend on their strong core of Indian cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya with Kieron Pollard and Chris Lynn offering the explosive hitting. The pace combo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult will certainly be the key in the bowling department with leg-spinner Rahul Chahar expected to play a big role on the Chennai track. On the other hand, it is yet another IPL season and RCB will hope the other batters to support the dangerous combination of AB de Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli in the batting department. Glenn Maxwell will be a player to watch for in the revamped RCB jersey. Bangalore’s bowling is also looking strong with Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj holding the key. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Mumbai Indians to win this match.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Suryakumar Yadav: Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav looked in a top-notch form in the last IPL season having scored 480 runs at an explosive strike-rate of 145.01. Suryakumar recently also scored a brilliant half-century on his T20I debut for India against England.

Virat Kohli: RCB captain Virat Kohli is coming to IPL 2021 after a sensational performance in the recently concluded T20I series against England at home. Kohli notched up a fabulous tally of 231 runs at a phenomenal average of 115.50 and a strike-rate of 147.13 in the five-match T20I series. He also scored more than 400 runs in the last IPL season.

Differential Pick:

AB de Villiers: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers smashed a remarkable total of 454 runs in 15 matches at a strike-rate of 158.74 in IPL 2020. In 169 IPL games, AB de Villiers has composed 4849 runs at an average of 40.41 and also holds an impressive strike-rate of 151.91.

Ishan Kishan: Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was in a tremendous form in IPL 2020. In 13 innings, Ishan smashed a total of 516 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike-rate of 145.76. He also smacked the highest sixes last year with a phenomenal tally of 30 sixes. Ishan scored an impressive fifty on his T20I debut against England recently.


MI vs BLR Dream11 Prediction

Team 1

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers (C), Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Chris Lynn
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya
BOWLERS: Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Team 2

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (C)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hardik Pandya (VC), Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Kane Richardson, Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Team 3

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav
ALL-ROUNDERS: Kieron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar
BOWLERS: Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Rahul Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal

Team 4

WICKET-KEEPERS: AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan
BATSMEN: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell (VC), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar
BOWLERS: Mohammed Siraj, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile