With the confidence of winning in six consecutive matches, the Mumbai Indians team will face Rising Pune Supergaints in the match of IPL 2017 tomorrow, whose morale has increased in the last match. Pune had won the last game against the current champions Sunrisers Hyderabad with six wickets, while Mumbai Indians defended their low scoresat the Wankhede Stadium against Delhi Daredevils. Mumbai, now heading to the top of the table, is in an ideal position to retaliate against Pune’s defeat in their opening match. This is the only defeat of Mumbai in this season so far.
Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an important role for Pune’s in the victory against Hyderabad. He scored an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls and gave his team a victory over the last ball. The Mumbai Think Tank will definitely be cautious about Dhoni. Returning to the form of the former Indian Captain at the right time and with the excellent batting and Pune captain Steve Smith performance in the tournament so far has become a strong opponent for Mumbai bowlers.
Mumbai’s bowlers did well to defend their total of 142 runs by performing well in Delhi. For Mumbai’s batsmen, however, that match is not good and they have to avoid this kind of performance against Pune, whose bowling attack is good. The match between Pune’s leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma would be really worth seeing as he have constant problems playing against wrist spinners.
Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiants Live Streaming & Team Details
Match : Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiants
Vanue : Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time : 08:00 PM
Tahir had done well in the first leg of the match in Pune and he would be confident that he would again be dominated by the captain of Mumbai Indians . The pitch was getting good bounce and turn from yesterday. Mumbai’s batting was not going against Delhi, though Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya started well but they could not convert into big scores. Even though Mumbai has the option to include Ambati Rayudu again in the final eleven. He started practicing even after being injured in the beginning of the session. In bowling, Lasith Malinga gave more than 50 runs in his last two matches and so Mitchell Johnson has been replaced in the team against Delhi. This Australian bowler has shown a strong performance and against Pune, he is likely to remain in the team.
On behalf of Mumbai, however New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McLenagan had a good performance by dismissing Delhi’s top order. Apart from this the team has also expert of death overs as Jaspreet Bumrah. As far as Pune is concerned, Ajinkya Rahane needs to play bigger innings from the earliest and he will try to do it on his traditional home ground. Pune’s bowling is quite balanced. Toss is also important as the dew is also affecting the match later. Although the dew was not much during yesterday’s match compared to previous matches. If Mumbai win today’s match, then it will be very close to making the place in the playoffs while Pune is desperate to get their campaign back on track. In six matches, there are six points from three wins in points table for Rising Pune.