Today, IPL 2021 will kickstart with a firing clash between defending Champions Mumbai Indians & mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore. MI vs RCB opening clash will bring two of India’s biggest cricketers, Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma in a face-off. Both the star players will lead their respective teams in today’s clash. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians have won five IPL titles whereas Virat Kohli led RCB is yet to win an IPL trophy. let’s have a sneak-peek into MI vs RCB Head to Head Stats.
When the match-winning records & stats are looked upon, over the years Mumbai Indians have always been ahead of RCB. RCB & MI have faced each other 27 times in IPL of which Mumbai Indians turned victorious in 17 matches while RCB has won just nine matches. One match between RCB & MI was a tie which RCB won in the Super Over.
Mumbai Indians best-winning percentage 83.33 is against Pune Warriors whom they beat five times in six matches being played. Then comes Kolkata Knight Riders against whom Mumbai Indians have won 21 matches out of 27 matches being played.
After Pune Warriors & KKR, Mumbai Indians best winning percentage is against RCB that is 64.81
MI vs RCB head to head Stats & Records:
Matches Played: 27
Mumbai Indians Won: 17
Royal Challengers Bangalore Won: 9
Tied: 1 (RCB won the match in Super Over)
In the starting phase of IPL, there was a very little record to separate as both the teams had won at least one match in clashes against each other till 2015.
Post-2015, Mumbai Indians started to gain dominance over RCB with more wins. In 2016 & 2017, RCB failed to win even a single match & the same thing got repeated in 2019. Since 2016 RCB have won just 2 matches against Mumbai Indians whereas MI have won eight matches against RCB.
This year with no home benefits for any of the IPL teams, the stats could change either way. Mumbai Indians as usual are stronger than ever while RCB has strengthened their team with some good overseas buys in the IPL 2021 auction. RCB have balanced their squad by adding more players to their star-studded line-up.