Toss and team news
Virat Kohli has no hesitation in chasing, mentions how MI love to chase as well as part of the decision-making. Rohit Sharma reckons it is a good batting pitch. Both teams have debutants (some for the team, some for the IPL as a whole). Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson make their RCB bows and it is a debut for uncapped Rajat Patidar as well, who was in great form for RCB in their practice matches. No Devdutt Padikkal, as he has been advised to rest longer after recovering from Covid-19. For MI, two changes to the XI that won the final in UAE, says Rohit (But it is actually three changes, he forgot Rahul Chahar we suppose). Marco Jansen, exciting SA youngster, with his left-arm pace makes his debut in IPL. Chris Lynn (debut for MI) replaces Quinton de Kock, who is still in quarantine.
Mumbai Indians XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Ishan Kishan (W), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore XI: Virat Kohli (C), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (W), Glenn Maxwell
Washington Sundar, Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal