Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2021 on Friday. Both sides boast of cricket superstars in their respective set-ups. One could expect a cracker of a contest in what will the opening game of the 14th edition of the tournament.
On that note, here’s a look at the statistical preview of the IPL opener between RCB vs MI:
HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played against each other on 29 occasions, of which the defending champions have managed to beat the latter 19 times. RCB, on the other hand, emerged victorious on 10 occasions.
- Highest-run scorers for both sides:
AB de Villiers has scored the most runs for RCB against Mumbai Indians in IPL. The South African cricketer has scored 726 runs in 23 matches at an average of 45.37.
Rohit Sharma is currently the leading run-scorer for MI against RCB. The West Indies all-rounder has 697 runs to his name at an average of 29.04.
- Leading wicket-takers:
For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal has picked the most number of wickets against Mumbai Indians. He has 19 wickets to his name in 13 games.
Jasprit Bumrah has claimed the most wickets for Mumbai Indians. He too has 19 wickets to his name against RCB.
- Form Guide: Last five games
Mumbai Indians: WWLWW
Royal Challengers Bangalore: LLLLL