Mumbai: Virat Kohli’s RCB meet reigning champs MI, Mumbai Indians (MI), hoping to win their 6th Indian Premier League (IPL) title and complete a cap stunt of titles will confront Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are yet to win a title, in the debut round of the Indian Premier League 2021, here on Friday night.
The fight will be between two of India’s best white competitors. Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are among the best global batsmen in white-ball cricket and are India’s most capable players. While Sharma will lead MI, Kohli will lead RCB.
On paper, MI are similar to a well-orchestrated symphony. The players have been around for quite a long time and have tasted achievement. They realize the equation expected to get the achievement.
RCB, then again, has consistently attempted to get their blend right. Regularly, their centre request batting has been discovered needing while their speed bowling has needed assortment.
A year ago, however, they did well to make it to the end of the season games and during the current year, they have gotten some effect players like hard-hitter Glenn Maxwell and express speed bowler Kyle Jamieson, who can likewise give hard-hitting alternative toward the end.
MI have won practically twofold the number of games played between the two groups throughout the long term.
While MI have won 17 matches, RCB have won only 9 matches.
The Mumbai establishment will most likely go in as top choices again in the competition opener. However, RCB’s force got line-together may simply amaze them.
The large concern for RCB would be Devdutt Padikkal. While the left-gave opening batsmen, who intrigued in his presentation season with RCB in 2020, has joined the group subsequent to testing negative for Covid-19 after a positive test, it will be fascinating to check whether RCB play him in the competition opener.