MI vs RCB in IPL 2021: 5 Big records/ milestones that can be achieved in IPL 2021 opener- Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday. Much to the delight of the fans, the riveting contest between two top teams is expected to be a thriller. With key players like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal coming back to action, you can expect a number of milestones/ records to be achieved in the IPL 2021 opener. Today, we look at some of them
MI vs RCB, IPL 2021: List of records that can be broken
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Pollard- 2 sixes away from completing 200 sixes in IPL (6th player)
One of the explosive batsmen in the IPL, Kieron Pollard need just two sixes to complete 200 sixes in his IPL career. He has slammed 198 sixes in 164 IPL matches. Adding to it, the Mumbai Indians batsman is coming on the back of 6 sixes in an over.
Virat Kohli – 6,000 runs
RCB skipper Virat needs 122 runs to complete 6,000 runs in IPL. He leads the leaderboard with 5,878 runs in 192 matches. He has slammed 5 centuries and 39 fifties in his career.
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AB De Villiers- 5,000 runs
Mr. 360 is just 151 runs away to reach the milestone of 5,000 runs in IPL. A player of his calibre has the potential to break the record in the first game provided RCB bats first. He has scored 4,849 runs in 169 IPL appearances, which includes 3 centuries and 38 fifties.
Rohit Sharma- most sixes
Mumbai Indians batsman Rohit Sharma needs 4 sixes to overtake CSK captain, MS Dhoni, in the list of most six getters in IPL. MS Dhoni is placed 3rd with 216 sixes in 200 matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal will play his 100th IPL match
RCB ace spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will make his 100th appearance during MI vs RCB in Chennai on Friday. He has picked 121 wickets in 99 IPL matches and features in the top 10 list of wicket-takers. He would like to bowl a match-winning innings in the IPL 2021 opener to make it a memorable one.
Krunal Pandya- 50 IPL wickets
MI all-rounder Krunal Pandya can complete 50 wickets when MI faces RCB in the opening clash. Krunal has scalped 46 wickets in 71 matches. He has also completed 1,000 runs in IPL career.
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