Defending champions Mumbai Indians have never won their first match since 2012. But that is the main motivation for their success. They play better in the other matches of the series after losing the first match.
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have met 27 times in the IPL so far. Mumbai have won 17 times, while Virat Kohli’s Bangalore have won 9 times. So this time around, there are statistics in favor of the Mumbai team.
Mumbai – Bangalore teams have clashed 6 times in public so far without their home grounds. Bangalore team has 4 wins and Mumbai team has 2 wins. Chennai ground is one of the places where these 6 matches were held. It is noteworthy that the Bangalore team also won the match.
Mumbai Indians have won the trophy 5 times so far. Hat-trick with the aim of recording victory as he has won the championship for the last 2 years in a row. On the other hand, Bangalore, who have not won the trophy even once, will be aiming to win from the start this time.