Defending champions Team Mumbai take on Virat Kohli-led Team Bangalore in the opening encounter of the Indian T20 League 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday, April 9.

Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai will look to clinch an unprecedented three Indian T20 League titles in a row while Bangalore will aim to win their maiden title this year.

In the Mumbai vs Bangalore head-to-head record in the Indian T20 League, the stats favour the former, having won 17 of the 27 matches played between these two teams. Team Bangalore have secured 10 victories in those encounters.

Mumbai vs Bangalore head-to-head record in the Indian T20 League

Team Mumbai Metrics Team Bangalore
27 Matches  27
17 Win 10
62.96% Win Percentage 37.04

Furthermore, Mumbai also hold a superior record in Chennai, winning five of the eight matches played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Bangalore, on the other hand, have managed just two wins in nine matches at this venue.

Mumbai and Bangalore's record in Chennai

Team Mumbai Metrics Team Bangalore
8 Matches  9
5 Win 2
62.5% Win Percentage 22.22

The five-time champions Mumbai have won four of their last five matches in the Indian T20 League while Bangalore have lost all their last five matches in the high-profile league.

Additionally, Virat Kohli has a dismal toss record against Mumbai, having won only one coin toss in the last five matches. Kohli's toss record has also impacted the outcome of the matches as Bangalore have won only two of their last five encounters against Mumbai.

Coin toss and head-to-head record in last 5 matches

Team Mumbai Metrics Team Bangalore
4 Tosses Won 1
3 Matches Won 2
60% Win Percentage 40%

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma has a good record against Bangalore, amassing 697 runs in 27 matches, with seven fifties to his name. The 33-year-old is tipped to score another fifty against Virat Kohli’s team in the first match of the Indian T20 League 2021.

On the other hand, Bangalore will depend on their talisman AB de Villers, who has a stellar record against Mumbai, accumulating 726 runs in 23 matches at an average of 45.31 and at a strike rate of 147.07.

In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah is expected to be the wrecker-in-chief for Mumbai in the opening encounter, having claimed 19 wickets in 15 innings against Bangalore at an average of 23.05. 

For Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal will play a massive role against Mumbai, having bagged 19 wickets in 13 innings at an average of 21.78.

Interestingly, while Mumbai will start as favourites against Bangalore, Rohit Sharma's men have lost their first match of the season in each of the last 8 years. 

Feature image courtesy: IPL, BCCI 2021.