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 instances in Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Both, although, have had contrasting fortunes whereas main their respective groups within the Indian Premier League (IPL). While Rohit Sharma has led the Mumbai outfit to a document 5 titles, Virat Kohli is but to get his palms on the coveted IPL trophy.
When it involves 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 match through the years.
The two groups have confronted one another 27 instances with Mumbai Indians rising victorious on 17 events whereas RCB have gained simply 9. One match resulted in a tie with RCB happening to win following Super Over.
Mumbai Indians’ greatest win share (83.33) is towards Pune Warriors, who they beat 5 instances in six matches, adopted by Kolkata Knight Riders towards whom MI have performed 27 instances, profitable 21 of these matches.
After Pune Warriors and KKR, MI’s greatest win share is towards RCB — 64.81.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Matches Played: 27
MI Won: 17
RCB Won: 9
Tied: 1 (RCB gained the next Super Over)
In the early phases of the IPL, there was little to separate the 2 groups with each profitable not less than one match in clashes towards one another until 2015.
Post 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 gained simply 2 matches (together with a Super Over win 2020) towards MI whereas the latter have triumphed eight instances.
This 12 months, with no dwelling comforts for any of the groups, it might swing both manner. Mumbai Indians as standard are sturdy 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)
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