MI vs RCB Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first match of IPL 2021.
The first match of the imminent 14th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai tomorrow.
India’s two most important modern-day white-ball cricketers in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be locking horns against each other for yet another time in a high-profile clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
It is only to ensure minimal travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that Indians are not playing the first match of a brand new season at their home ground of Wankhade Stadium.
As far as the player availability is concerned, Mumbai are highly likely to take the field alongside wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock. Despite being one of the five South African players to arrive in India on April 4 due to an ODI series against Pakistan back home, de Kock might play because he reportedly reached India via a chartered plane and walked from one bubble into another.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 8, 2021
Bangalore, on the other hand, will be without a couple of Australian players in Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams for the season opener. In a huge relief, in-form opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal has joined the squad after testing negative for COVID-19.
MI vs RCB Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 29
Matches won by MI: 19
Matches won by RCB: 10
Matched played in India: 23 (MI 16, RCB 7)
Matches played outside India: 6 (MI 3, RCB 3)
MI average score against RCB: 166
RCB average score against MI: 159
Most runs for MI: 539 (Kieron Pollard)
Most runs for RCB: 695 (Virat Kohli)
Most wickets for MI: 19 (Jasprit Bumrah)
Most wickets for RCB: 19 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most catches for MI: 12 (Kieron Pollard)
Most catches for RCB: 12 (Virat Kohli)
The last time that Indians and Royal Challengers locked horns against each other was during a league match of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Chasing a 165-run target, MI had registered a 5-wicket victory on the back of batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s 10th IPL half-century. Fans mostly remember that match for Yadav and Kohli’s animated gesturing at each other at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.