The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the biggest festivals for all cricket lovers. Everyone eagerly waits for a year to witness eight teams’ hassle for the IPL title. It’s been almost five months since the Mumbai Indians have lifted the IPL 2020 trophy. Once again, the defending champions have geared up to warm the benches. Although IPL 2021 is arranged behind closed doors under the government norms, the hype for the season has touched new heights.
The opening match of IPL 2021 will be between the 2020 titleholder Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the famous MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Match 1 MI vs. RCB
Rohit Sharma, the defending team captain, is eagerly looking forward to taking over Virat Kohli’s RCB. The audience is all set to witness an explosive season right from match 1. It will be a thrilling battle between the two famous lock horns. Mumbai Indians is one of the strongest teams who have proved their worth several times. The five-time titleholders Mumbai Indians are all set to seize a hat-trick title his year.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore will kick start a new season with many new players. Mumbai Indian’s power-packed batting and bowler unit are ready to make a mark on the pages of history with sixth consecutive wins. Mumbai’s players like Surya Kumar Yadava and Ishaan Kishan have been at the peak of their forms which positions the teams as the best in this season.
However, RCB has efficiently utilized the IPL auctions to drive in some big hitters in their court. Summing up both sides’ positives and negatives, the match will bring the audience to the edge of their seats.
Chepauk is one of the finest pitches for cricket. Although the pitch is a little tricky for the batsmen, the conditions may favor the big hitters. It is usually a spinning track with must help for the spinners. Any score around 150 will be a decent defending total for the first batting side.