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The Rivalry of MI Vs RCB – The biggest Festival of Indian Cricket, the Indian Premier League is just 6 days away now. The 14th Edition of IPL will kick off on 9 April between Mumbai Indians(MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
The head-to-head between defending Champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most exciting clashes in IPL every year. Both teams MI and RCB are very famous in the IPL world and have a good fan following.
So in this blog, Here we will look at head-to-head Stats and rivalry of MI Vs RCB. Also, I will shed some light on Virat Kohli Vs Rohit Sharma. Though both players are the best players on the Indian team.
The rivalry of MI Vs RCB
One of the most entertaining fixtures of IPL is the Rivalry of MI Vs RCB. This Year these two teams will play against in the Opening Match on 9th April 2021 in Chennai. And later MI and RCB will meet on May 20th, 2021 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
As we all know, Royal Challengers Bangalore is captained by current Indian Skipper Virat Kohli. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are captained by Rohit Sharma.
RCB and MI have faced off each other 27 times. Unsurprisingly, Mumbai Indians have dominated Royal challengers Bangalore by winning the fixture 17 times. In the last 10 battles, Mumbai Indians have been over the top in the scorecard of Rivalry of MI Vs RCB. Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore with 8 Victories and losing only two.
Stats in Rivalry of MI Vs RCB
MI and RCB played each other for the first-ever battle on April 20th, 2008 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the first match, Mumbai set the target of 165 runs, which had been chased by the challengers. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the first face-off by 5 Wickets. Since then fans wait for the battle eagerly. Because the rivalry of MI Vs RCB is a fan-made debate.
The last match between MI and RCB was played on October 28, 2020, in Abu Dhabi. In the match, Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets.
The Royal Challengers set 235 highest scores in the MI vs RCB match. On May 10th IPL 2015, The partnership of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers managed to score 235runs. Individually Virat Kohli scored 82 runs (not out) and magical de Villiers scored 133 runs (not out).
It was a stunning match for all the fans in the stadium. However, 122 runs is the lowest score set by the Royal Challengers to the Mumbai Indians.
On the other hand, The Mumbai Indians scored 213 runs highest against RCB on April 17th in IPL 2018. Whereas 115 is the lowest count of runs set by MI to RCB.
The best performer (batsman) in the rivalry of MI Vs RCB games, Virat Kohli is the leading Scorer, he has scored up 695 runs. AB de Villiers has scored a total sum of 634 runs, he has the highest individual score of 133 runs not out in MI Vs RCB head-to-head clash. And for Mumbai, Kieron Pollard has scored 539 runs followed by MI skipper Rohit Sharma 478 runs.
The Current best performer (bowler), Yuzvendra Chahal has taken the most wickets (21) in the rivalry of MI Vs RCB battle in the tournament. While for the MI, Jasprit Bumrah has picked the most number of wickets(19).
Virat Kohli Vs Rohit Sharma
If we are discussing the rivalry of MI Vs RCB, it’s better not to forget the skippers of the teams. This year the battle will also between both the skippers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Both players are the core of the current Indian national team.
Virat Kohli is performing amazingly in all formats while Rohit Sharma is at the peak of his T20 career. They both are stunning players with the ranking of no. 1 and no. 2 batsmen respectively.
Virat has scored 5878 whereas Rohit has scored 5230 in the journey of IPL, As a batsman, Virat Kohli’s IPL stats are better than Rohit Sharma. On the other hand, from the captain’s perspective, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain of the IPL with 5 IPL titles.
We just can not predict the performances of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Also, we should not compare both players. We can just expect the performances of these both Indian team leaders will be bewildering in the league 2021.
As we all know MUMBAI INDIANS VS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE will be the season-opening match this year. Indubitably and unsurprisingly Cricket lovers must be counting hours full of excitement.
In IPL 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore performed extremely well than previous years and qualified for the playoffs. RCB will be trying to start well aiming the trophy and also this year fans are expecting good performance as the previous year.
Mumbai Indians have been consistent over the years under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. This year Mumbai Indians will be chasing their 6th IPL title and focusing to retain the 3rd continuously.
The opening match of IPL 2021 is going to be super stimulating because of the battle between the skippers and the rivalry of MI Vs RCB.
Are you thrilled and eagerly waiting for the season-opening match? Stay tuned with the robust story for more.