IPL 2021 will get underway on Friday with a mouth-watering conflict between defending champions Mumbai Indians and a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore. The season opener pits two of India’s greatest gamers in latest occasions in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Each, although, have had contrasting fortunes whereas main their respective groups within the Indian Premier League (IPL). Whereas Rohit Sharma has led the Mumbai outfit to a report 5 titles, Virat Kohli is but to get his fingers on the coveted IPL trophy.
Relating to clashes between the 2 groups within the IPL, Mumbai Indian as soon as once more rule the roost. In reality, they’ve been streets forward of RCB within the event through the years.
The 2 groups have confronted one another 27 occasions with Mumbai Indians rising victorious on 17 events whereas RCB have received simply 9. One match resulted in a tie with RCB occurring to win following Tremendous Over.
Mumbai Indians’ greatest win proportion (83.33) is in opposition to Pune Warriors, who they beat 5 occasions in six matches, adopted by Kolkata Knight Riders in opposition to whom MI have performed 27 occasions, profitable 21 of these matches.
After Pune Warriors and KKR, MI’s greatest win proportion is in opposition to RCB — 64.81.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Matches Performed: 27
MI Gained: 17
RCB Gained: 9
Tied: 1 (RCB received the next Tremendous Over)
Within the early levels of the IPL, there was little to separate the 2 groups with each profitable at the least one match in clashes in opposition to one another until 2015.
Publish 2015, Mumbai Indians practically have a monopoly on wins over RCB. In 2016 and 2017, RCB did not win even a single match whereas the identical occurred in 2019. Since 2016, RCB have received simply 2 matches (together with a Tremendous Over win 2020) in opposition to MI whereas the latter have triumphed eight occasions.
This 12 months, with no residence comforts for any of the groups, it might swing both means. Mumbai Indians as regular are robust as ever whereas RCB have a extra balanced really feel to their squad with some marquee buys within the IPL public sale including to the already star-studded line-up.
(Stats from ESPNcricinfo)