IPL 2021 Begins Today With Defending Champion MI Taking On Top Contender RCB
The 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) begins today at 07:30 pm at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In the first match, Mumbai Indians (MI) led by Rohit Sharma will take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). It is an interesting match because both are powerful teams. While MI has won the IPL title 5 times and RCB has yet to claim its first title, RCB is also a top contender for the title.
MI vs RCB so far
Both the teams have played a total of 29 matches out of which MI has won 19 matches and RCB had to contend with only 10 wins. They played 27 matches in IPL and 2 matches in the Champions League that has been closed. In IPL, MI defeated RCB in 17 matches and won both the Champions League matches. The first match will be played without spectators to keep audiences and players safe from the pandemic.
IPL 2021 venues
This year, BCCI has selected only six venues for IPL matches and the surprising thing is that no IPL team will get the opportunity to play on its home ground this season. The first of IPL 2021 is at MA Chidambaram Stadium but both the teams are playing their third match at this stadium and both have won one match each. This season, Rohit Sharma is eying for the sixth IPL title and Virat Kohli also seems determined to claim their first title.