IPL 2021, MI vs RCB: From AB De Villiers to Kieron Pollard, 5 players to watch out for- We are just a couple of days away from the IPL 2021 extravaganza. Mumbai Indians will face off RCB in the opening match in Chennai on April 9. Top players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard will be in action in the IPL opener. Ahead of the high-voltage drama, take a look at 5 players to watch for in MI vs RCB; check out
The India and RCB captain is in top form off-late. He is expected to produce a stellar of an innings in the IPL 2021. He already has 5 tons to his name and has amassed most runs (5,878 runs) in the cash-rich league. He scored 231 runs in the 5-match T20I series and 129 runs in 3-match ODI series against England.
AB De Villiers
One of the explosive batsmen in modern-day cricket, AB De Villiers has the tendency to smack every ball for a boundary. Famous for hitting shots in all parts of the ground, he will be looking forward to setting the IPL 2021 on fire with his blistering innings. The South Africa legend is also on the verge to complete 5,000 runs in IPL 2021.
The West Indies ad MI all-rounder Kieron Pollard is coming on the back of 6 sixes in an over against Sri Lanka in March. He can take on any bowler from ball-one. Besides this, he can also pick few crucial wickets with his bowling. In the previous season, Pollard had scored 268 runs and took 4 wickets, he would like to improve his stats in IPL 2021. Overall, he has completed 3,000 runs in IPL.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is one of the few batsmen who have completed 5,000 runs in IPL. Once he gets going in the powerplay, there is no stopping Hitman. He can hit big sixes even on short balls. He has scored 5,230 runs in 200 IPL matches which features 39 fifties and a century.
Mumbai Indians and India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah emerged as MI’s top wicket-taker (27) in IPL 2020. He is expected to once again nail those Yorkers which makes it quite difficult for the batsman to go after him. Adding to it, Bumrah has an excellent economy rate in the IPL.
Meanwhile, RCB’s new recruit Glenn Maxwell is also expected to impress on his RCB debut in IPL. He joined RCB for Rs 14.25 crore despite IPL 2020 failure with Punjab Kings. New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore), the costliest RCB purchase, might also be in action in IPL 2021 opener.
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