Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Exciting IPL Rivalry

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a T20 cricket league with some highly entertaining team rivalries. But the biggest and most flamboyant one has to be Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. With star-studded line-ups since its inception, the two teams have provided some of the best cricketing spectacles the league has ever seen.

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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is the biggest rivalry in the 12-year history of the IPL. In the 29 MI vs RCB face-offs, the Mumbai Indians (MI) have dominated with 17 wins. Despite this inequity, their matches have incited tremendous loyalty with bettors and fans alike.

While MI has been the most successful IPL team of the last decade, RCB has often challenged them with many encounters ending in a tight race.

RCB vs MI Head-to-Head

There’s something dazzling about the MI vs RCB IPL rivalry that keeps fans and bettors glued to their games. While MI dominates with the most IPL titles, RCB is one of the few teams that consistently give the five-time champions a run for their money.

Even before the beginning of the IPL, the two teams of Mumbai and Karnataka - Bangalore’s state were fierce competitors in the Ranji Trophy. Many believe that MI vs RCB IPL rivalry is left over from that history between the regions and continues courtesy of two heavyweights Rohit Sharma, the most successful IPL captain with five title wins, is Virat Kohli's deputy in cricket at the international level.

The two teams locked horns twice in 2019, with MI winning both matches. MI's gained their first win under controversial circumstances due to the umpire failing to spot a no-ball.

The first MI vs RCB IPL 2020 match held on September 28 resulted in the Mumbai Indians winning by five wickets. However, the following encounter, held on October 28, ended in RCB’s victory. Although they lost five and won nine matches, the Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2020 and lifted their fifth trophy. The RCB advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 but lost in the Eliminator match, finishing fourth.

The MI vs RCB IPL 2021 fixtures were in favour of the RCB. In the season’s opening match held on April 9, the RCB defeated the MI by two wickets. The last encounter between the two cricket rivals was on September 26, 2021, when the RCB again managed to triumph over the MI by 54 runs. Despite qualifying for the playoffs, the RCB was eliminated from the tournament in the Eliminator match, thus ending in fourth place. As for the MI, the squad finished fifth in the league rankings.

Below you can see some head to head stats showing how these teams have fared against each other.

MI vs RCB Head to Head

29 Matches MI RCB
Wins 17 12
Losses 12 17
Highest Score 213 235
Lowest Score 111 122

Exciting Matches Between RCB vs MI in IPL

Let’s look at three memorable Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians matches.

RCB vs MI 10th match IPL 2020

This exhilarating and close match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, was the first RCB vs MI game of the IPL 2020 season. The match saw the teams tied until RCB's captain, Virat Kohli, won it for Bangalore in the very last ball. The Royal Challengers Bangalore won the Super Over by only two wickets.

The game started with Mumbai Indians winning the toss and electing to field. Mumbai required 90 runs off the last five, which Pollard and Kishan nearly achieved. The man of the match was RCB's AB de Villiers.

Final score: RCB 201/3 (20) and MI 201/5 (20)

MI vs RCB 48th match IPL 2020

Another key Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians encounter took place in Abu Dhabi during October 2020. This game was also a close match, but MI came out the winners with a comfortable five wickets and five balls remaining. This win made MI the first team to reach 16 points and all but secure their place in the playoffs. For the Bangalores, this RCB vs MI loss didn't budge them from their healthy number two position in the tournament, but they ended up placing fourth overall.

Final score: MI 166/5 (19.1) and RCB 164/6 (20)

RCB vs MI 5th match IPL 2008

In the first-ever IPL RCB vs MI encounter, the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets with two balls remaining. This game took place on April 20, 2008, and was RCB's first win of the tournament. The match was dominated by South African stars Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher, with both contributing strong batting efforts to edge out MI's Shaun Pollock's all-around contribution.

Robin Uthappa was another strong contributor to MI, but it wasn't enough. A challenging 166 set by the Mumbai Indians saw Bangalore riding on an unbeaten 39 from Boucher and his 55-run stand with Kallis.

Final score: RCB 166/5 (20) and MI 165/6 (19.1)

Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians is a professional cricket team headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded in 2008 and is one of the teams that have been part of the IPL from the very beginning. The MI got off to a bad start in 2008 and eventually finished fifth with 7 wins and 7 losses — just one point short of advancing to the semi-finals. The 2009 season was no better, and they finished seventh.

But their luck soon began to change — in fact, they have been dominating the Indian Premier League over the last few years. The MI record shows that the squad has won the IPL title five times (in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020). It is now considered the most successful franchise in IPL history.

In the 2013 IPL Finals, the Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings to win their maiden IPL title. In 2015, they beat the same rival in another IPL Final. During the 2017 IPL tournament, Lady Luck was again on the Indians’ side. They defeated the Rising Pune Supergiants, thus clinching their third title. In 2019, the Mumbai Indians won the title for the fourth time in a row. Their last IPL trophy was claimed in 2020, when they defeated the Delhi Capital in the finals. All these titles have been won under Rohit Sharma's captaincy.

Unfortunately, the MI stats for the IPL 2021 season didn’t live up to the fans’ expectations. The defending champions failed to qualify for the playoffs. Out of 14 matches, they won 7 and lost 7, finishing fifth. Their playoff spot was lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders based on net run rate.

In the IPL 2022, the Mumbai Indians will not change any of their core players. The franchise has retained Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and Kieron Pollard. This is possibly one of the best opening combinations in the tournament. As the captain, Rohit has led the team to some spectacular performances, and we can look forward to more of the same this season

Regarding all-rounders, the MI IPL 2022 will be relying on the newcomers, Sanjay Yadav and Tim David. n the past, the Mumbai Indians excelled in the bowling department. However, they appear to have an underwhelming bowling team in 2022, at least on paper. While Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Mumbai Indians' bowling attack, the rest of the three front-line bowlers aren't well known. As far as MI players are concerned, only seven are returning from last year, whereas 13 are uncapped. Jofra Archer, who was picked up for 8 crore, will miss the entire IPL 2022 season while recovering from an elbow injury. The MI might also struggle in the spin department without Rahul Chahar. The side does have Mayank Markande and Murugan Ashwin, but they lack experience.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Founded in 2008, the RCB is one of the original eight teams in the IPL. This was the second most expensive franchise ever purchased — in fact, it went for about $111.6 million (464 crore) in 2008.

As you can see from the RCB IPL stats, in its 14-year history in the Indian Premier League, Bangalore has never won a championship despite having a highly talented squad. They have reached the playoffs 7 out of 14 times.

According to the RCB IPL record, 2008 was a poor season for the team. They won only 4 matches out of 14 and placed seventh in the IPL. The following year, the team finished as runners-up. They were defeated by the Deccan Chargers, which ranked last in the IPL 2009. In 2011, the IPL championship slipped away from them again, as the Chennai Super Kings beat them by 58 runs in the final.

In the following years, the RCB achieved varying results, but they didn’t manage to pass through the group stage. However, in 2016, the squad, captained by Virat Kohli, qualified for the playoffs. In fact, that year, the RCB IPL almost went all the way. Still, despite its brilliant performance, the team lost to the Gujarat Lions and ended up second. In 2017, the RCB finished ninth, and the following year, they came in sixth. In 2021, they finished the season in fourth place after being defeated in the Eliminator match by the Kolkata Knights Riders by four wickets.

This will be the 15th cricket season for the RCB IPL team. Ahead of the IPL auction, the side has decided to retain only three players — Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and Mohammed Siraj.

As you can see, the team is determined to shake things up this year. Who knows, they may even go all the way, with their new captain — a South African player, Faf du Plessis — taking over the reins.

The RCB record shows many new names on the team, including Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, and Dinesh Karthik. The team has released some of the prominent RCB players, such as AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, and Yuvraj Singh.

Finally, it seems that the RCB will enter the IPL without a proven spinner. After letting go of Yuzvendra Chanal, the team was unable to get the leg spinner back or find a player of his calibre. Karn Sharma and Shahbaz Ahmad are not on the same level as Chahal. As a result, Hasaranga will have to operate under a lot more pressure. According to the RCB IPL stats, this could be one of the reasons why they aren’t considered one of the favourites to win the IPL 2022.

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RCB vs MI - Odds

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CSK 2.20
MI 1.66

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