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The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to start from today. The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai from 7.30 pm. Both teams will play the opening match of a season for the first time among themselves. Mumbai captain is Rohit Sharma, while Bangalore is commanded by Virat Kohli.
Bengaluru has played an opening match of a season 3 times so far and has had to face defeat every time. RCB played the finals 3 times (2009, 2011, 2016), but could not win the title. The team lost in the eliminator last season. This time Kohli and team have a chance to win the first title.
Last season, Kohli scored 466 runs in 15 matches. He was the second top scorer of the team. In that season for RCB, young player Devdutt Padikkal scored the highest score of 473 runs in 15 matches.
MI team will play a hat-trick of titles under Rohit’s captaincy
At the same time, Mumbai team could win their first match in any season only 4 out of 13 times. The team could not win their first match since 2013. However, since the team lost their first match, the title rain also started. In 2013, Mumbai won its first title. After this, MI became the highest 5-time champion in the league under Rohit’s captaincy.
Mumbai have won their last two consecutive titles. Under Rohit’s captaincy, the team will field this time with the intention of scoring a hat-trick of titles. Last season, Mumbai defeated Delhi Capitals in the final. This was Delhi’s first final.
Head to head
The Mumbai team has the upper hand in the IPL between Mumbai and Bengaluru. So far 27 matches have been played between the two. Mumbai have won 17 and Bengaluru have won 10 matches. Mumbai have been heavy in the last 10 matches against Bengaluru. Defeated 8 times in the meantime. Last season, 2 matches were played between the two teams in the UAE, with both winning 1–1 matches. A match played in Dubai went to the Super Over, with RCB winning.
Pitch and Weather Report
The sky will be clear during the match in Chennai. The temperature is likely to be between 26 and 33 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help spinners. In the 2019 season, there were 8 matches on the pitch of Chennai, in which the team batting and bowling first won equal matches. Then more than 170 was scored 3 times.
Mumbai’s IPL success rate higher than Bengaluru
MI has played 203 matches in the league so far, winning 120 and losing 83. At the same time, RCB has so far won 91 matches out of 196 and lost 101. 4 matches have been inconclusive. Mumbai had a success rate of 59.11% and Bengaluru’s 47.13%.
Kohli has the chance to become the first player to score 6 thousand runs
Kohli is the first player of the IPL to reach the 5,000-run mark. He still remains the top scorer with 5878 runs in 192 matches. He has a chance to touch the figure of 6 thousand in the 2021 season. He will be the first player in the league to do so.