Today, Mumbai Indians will play Rising Pune Supergiant in the 1st qualifier of the season. Both the teams will be getting two chances to get in the finals of IPL 2017.
Mumbai Indians have played exceptionally well throughout the tournament and have been played well, which is the reason they finished on top of the table with 10 wins from 14 matches. MI will be favorite today as they are playing at home and team is in great form as they haven’t been dependent on one player all the players have proved their presence. MI have been great so far this tournament and would be looking to take revenge from RPS for the 2 defeats.
RPS finished 2nd by winning 9 games out of 14, out of which 8 wins are recorded in last 10 matches as the start of the tournament no one would have thought that this team will be in top 2 but they turnaround by working on their playing XI. Now as they have reached the playoffs and have defeated MI twice in the tournament in their home, they would be keeping high hopes from this game. Their main problem has been Rahane and Dhoni who hasn’t scored well in this season.
RPS will be without their star player Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir as they have joined their national teams. This thing can change the game for RPS.
It’s promising to be a thriller match and with big hitters in both the teams we can assure you this is going to be high scoring game.
Matches played – 4, Mumbai Indians Won – 1, Rising Pune Supergiant Won – 3
In 2017: Matches played – 2, Mumbai Indians Won – 0, Rising Pune Supergiant Won – 2
- Rising Pune Supergiant is the only team in this IPL that has defeated Mumbai Indians.
- The average first innings total in IPL 2017 matches at the Wankhede Stadium is 172. Teams chasing have won 4 of the 7 matches played at the venue this season.
- Rohit Sharma hasn’t been in the form and as well he doesn’t have good record in playoffs, he has scored a total of 128 runs in nine innings.
- Dhoni can be pushed up the order as he has a good record at 4th position and has experience of playoffs.
Likely playing XI
Mumbai Indians 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Nitish Rana/Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Rising Pune Supergiant 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Usman Khawaja/Mayank Agarwal/Rajat Bhatia, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Daniel Christian, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur/Lockie Ferguson, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Adam Zampa.