The wait has finally ended! IPL is here! This edition’s IPL is all set to commence and is back to India. Despite it being just four months after IPL 2020, fans all over the globe are excited for it to begin. IPL is regarded as a festival in India and rightly so. The first match promises to be an exiting contest between bat and ball. Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI take in Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). India’s Vice captain and India’s captain lock horns against each other. Many cricket fans who indulge in fantasy cricket and fantasy playing 11 need not worry as we’ve got this cover. Today we shall be talking about what should be your Perfect Fantasy XI RCB vs MI, the 1st First Match of IPL-2021?

Match Details:

9th April 2021 (Friday).

7:30 PM IST.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.


Perfect Fantasy XI:

Your openers should be Rohit Shamra and Ishan Kishan without a doubt. Both of them have been spectacular of late. Kishan is a really good player of spin and hits the bowl a long way, Rohit can be your captain. They have the experience of playing in Chennai as well. Coming at 3 is Virat Kohli, who is not only a very good player of spin but is also the greatest Indian batsman in IPL history. AB De Villiers should be in your playing XI and we don’t think we need to justify his spot, do we? Kieron Pollard is a must as well. Not only does he have a superb record against RCB but he also has a superb record in Chennai. Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar can be the India all-rounders. Sundar is a localite and would know the conditions in Chennai. Rahul Chahar is a must as well. For your three seamers, you can have Jamieson, Bumrah and Boult. Boult and Jamieson are good with the new ball and might just be able to trouble RCB’s openers. Bumrah is always a gem no matter what and having him in your XI is a no brainier

Fantasy Suggestion:


Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Kyle Jamieson, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult

Captain and Vice Captain:

Rohit Sharma and Washington Sundar.

By Arvind Krishnan

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