The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set for a rollicking start with defending champions, Mumbai Indians facing Virat Kohli’s start-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore. Owing to the growing concern of the COVID-19 in India, every team will be playing their matches on neutral venues. Generally, Mumbai and Bangalore clashes take place in either Mumbai or Bangalore. However, the teams will be taking on each other in Chennai and Kolkata in the upcoming season.
RCB have some bad memories on this ground as the last time they played here, they were bundled out for a paltry 70. Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball and bowled an economical spell of 4-1-6-1. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, haven’t won their first game of the IPL since 2013.
MI vs RCB Head to Head Stats
Talking about their head to head stats, The ‘Blue Brigade’ has dominated Virat Kohli’s men in the history of the tournament and have won 19 of the 29 games with RCB winning the remaining 10 games. In the previous edition, both teams won a game each.
At the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, both teams have played twice, with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore winning one game apiece.
Numbers you need to know before the MI vs RCB game
1 – Virat Kohli is the highest scorer in MI vs RCB matches. The Indian skipper has accumulated 637 runs in 26 innings.
2 – Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 19 wickets for RCB versus MI in 13 games.
3 – Kieron Pollard has scored a total of 537 runs in 23 matches against RCB at a staggering strike rate of 167.28
4 – In the current squad, Jasprit Bumrah has picked up the most wickets for MI against RCB. Bumrah has 19 wickets to his name in 15 games.
Match – Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1st match
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar