Rohit Sharma has a legacy to defend, Virat Kohli could be trying to create one whereas a “been-there-done-that” Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears prepared to drag off a contemporary trick when the Indian Premier League begins right here on Friday, cooped up in a bio-bubble as a raging pandemic wreaks contemporary havoc.
However for the followers at giant, exhausted by the second wave of COVID-19 with instances going previous the one lakh mark every day, watching towering sixes, toe-crushers and new abilities unearthed might be a welcome diversion within the subsequent seven weeks.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians meet Royal Challengers Bangalore within the opening day of the match on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Let’s check out among the main stats forward of the conflict:
Head to Head: Each the perimeters have met on 29 events thus far, with MI taking a cushty 19-10 lead over Virat Kohli’s males. Within the final 5 conferences, MI have emerged winners thrice. Final season, the primary leg between the 2 led to an exhilarating Tremendous Over the place RCB triumphed on the ultimate supply of the sport. Within the second match, nonetheless, MI secured a cushty win.
Highest run-scorers in MI vs RCB (amongst present gamers in squad):
- Virat Kohli (RCB) – 695
- AB de Villiers (RCB) – 634
- Kieron Pollard (MI) – 539
- Rohit Sharma (MI) – 478
- Hardik Pandya (MI) – 217
Highest wicket-takers in MI vs RCB (amongst present gamers in squad):