New Delhi: The Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) starts from today in 6 major cities of India. In the first game of this league, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) of Virat Kohli and the Mumbai Indians of Rohit Sharma will face each other. The Mumbai team will take over with the intention of winning their third consecutive title and sixth in the overall standings. At the same time, RCB will look again to win their first IPL title. In all the matches that have taken place between these two teams, Mumbai has the upper hand.
Mumbai maintains its dominance
In all the matches that have taken place in the IPL between Mumbai Indians and RCB (Mumbai vs RCB), the Mumbai team have won several times. If we look at the head-to-head record between the two teams, a total of 29 matches have been played between these two teams since 2008, when Mumbai won 19 matches. RCB meanwhile only won 10 games in total.
A total of 27 matches were played between the two teams in the IPL, while two matches were played in the Champions League. The Mumbai Indians have won 17 out of 27 IPL victories. RCB won 10 games. A match that RCB won in a super over. Not only that, Mumbai have beaten RCB in 8 of the last 10 games.
Mumbai’s eye towards the treble
Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the IPL title more than 5 times. The team, led by Rohit Sharma, won the IPL title for the first time in 2013. After that, the team won the IPL titles in 2015, 2017, 2019 and again in 2020. This team won all of its titles under the captaincy of Rohit. In this year’s IPL, Mumbai will aim to win their third consecutive title and sixth overall.
Will the RCB title drought end?
RCB, led by Virat Kohli, hasn’t even won the IPL Trophy once. Every year RCB has a lot of great players, but this team always misses the last moment. RCB has played the IPL final 3 times so far, but the match has not been played once. Decked out in stars like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, this team will return once again with the intention of winning the title this year.
Whose pan will be heavy today
Today, these two teams are due to play the first match of IPL 2021. There is no doubt that the Mumbai team is stronger than any other team in the IPL and the odds of winning still today are more of this team. But RCB is now full of star players. This team got stronger with the inclusion of Glenn Maxwell.