MI v RCB, 1st Match IPL 2021 Probable Playing XI: Who Will Open With Kohli?
In the first of IPL 2021, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will be up against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on 9th April, Friday.
Mumbai Indians has a very strong batting lineup filled with power-hitters and they bat deep as well. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are in fine form in the T20s currently. Rohit Sharma didn't fire much in his previous few games for India, so he would be willing to start the tournament on a high. The finishers MI has, are some of the best - Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya.
Mumbai might opt to go with either Chris Lynn or extra bowler with James Neesham. Lynn is a top-order hitter while Neesham is a finisher who can bowl four overs as well. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah are sure shot starters in the bowling. They would hope to give the same performance just like they did in the IPL 2020.
Rahul Chahar had a decent run in the Indian team where he played two T20Is against England. He is a regular feature in MI's playing XI and will get crucial on a likely spinning track.