IPL 2021 Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Stats Preview

Yuzvendra Chahal will be playing his 100th match in IPL while SuryaKumar Yadav needs 84 more runs to become the 5th player to score 1500 runs for Mumbai Indians. 

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 8 April 2021 9:11 pm

Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing the inaugural match of IPL 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. MI has a very good record at the Chennai venue but despite that fact, the only time MI and RCB played in Chennai was in 2011 IPL Qualifier-2 and RCB ended up winning that match.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top as MI has a good record in Chennai and Virat Kohli's revamped side will be looking start this new IPL season with a bang.

Head-to-Head overall

P - 27; MI - 17; RCB -10

Virat Kohli as captain vs MI

P - 18; W - 6; L -12

Rohit Sharma as captain vs RCB

P - 14; W - 10; L -4

Let us have a look at some of the interesting numbers before the 1st match of the IPL:

Most runs for MI vs RCB - K.Pollard (537)
Most runs for RCB vs MI - V.Kohli(637)
Most wickets for MI vs RCB - J.Bumrah(19)
Most wickets for RCB vs MI - Y.Chahal(19) 

5 - Since 2012, MI have played 5 matches at Chepauk, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and have won all the matches they played.

100 - Yuzvendra Chahal will be playing his 100th match in IPL [99th match for RCB]. Also Chahal will play his 200th T20 match.

71 - If Rohit Sharma wins the 1st match, then he will join Gautam Gambhir with 71 wins as captain in IPL.

Most wins as captain in IPL

MS Dhoni - 110
Gautam Gambhir - 71
Rohit Sharma - 70*

0 - Since 2013 Mumbai Indians have not won the 1st match in IPL and Virat Kohli as captain hasn't won a single match as captain at Chepauk, MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

200 - RCB is the only team to have two players having 200+ S.R in death overs (17-20), AB de Villiers (233.09) & V.Kohli (205.52). These two players will again be expected to provide fireworks at the death.

1500 - SuryaKumar needs 84 more runs to become the 5th player to score 1500 runs for MI alone.

217 - Rohit Sharma has smashed 213 sixes in IPL so far and he is only behind MS Dhoni (216) among Indian players. Rohit needs 4 more sixes against RCB to have most sixes in IPL for an Indian player

50 - Navdeep Saini needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 T20 wickets.

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