MUM vs BAN Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Indian T20 League 2021, Match 1
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma will be a good pick for captaincy.
Updated - Apr 8, 2021 9:31 pm
The 2021 season of the annual cricketing fiesta, the Indian T20 League is just around the corner. In the first match, Virat Kohli’s Bangalore will square off Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai. If head-to-head records are concerned, Mumbai are the outright favourites for this match.
But it will be foolish to write Kohli’s army off in this match. Firstly, Mumbai always tends to start on the back foot, and losing the first game is something their fans must be accustomed to. Secondly, Bangalore themselves have added to their strengths, with experienced players like Daniel Christian complementing the youngsters.
Mumbai vs Bangalore
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
This is a track where the ball tends to grip the surface, making it difficult for the batsmen to play their natural game. Both teams will be relying on their spinners to do the lion’s share of wicket-taking here.
Probable Playing XIs for MUM vs BAN:
Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile/Piyush Chawla, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar/Mohammad Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby/Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson/Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Top Picks for MUM vs BAN 11Wickets Match:
Virat Kohli had a great T20I series against England very recently. The Bangalore skipper will be aiming to carry that form into the Indian T20 League.
Rohit Sharma is a player for whom form should not be the judging parameter, as his class is beyond the realm of that. The Mumbai skipper will be a good pick for captaincy.
Glenn Maxwell might have been ineffective in the 2020 season, but since then, they have once again hit the ground running. After a stellar season will Melbourne Stars, he did well in the Australian kit as well.
AB de Villiers will once again be a pillar in the Bangalore batting unit. The veteran player had a good 2020 season, and while he hasn’t played much cricket after that, Mr. 360° can be trusted to be in his best shape at all times.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MUM vs BAN 11Wickets Cricket:
AB de Villiers, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell (VC), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MI vs RCB 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
AB de Villiers (VC), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Vice-Captain Options: Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers