Finally for Pune, The Man is back in form. MS Dhoni who scored brilliant match winning half century which helped the team to win their last match. This was their 3rd win in this season. He took time in the beginning but finally after a long time showed his class. Dhoni’s comeback would be satisfying for the team but still there are some big problems for the team such as form of Ben Stokes. He is the most expensive player in this season. He is not playing the way he was expected to.
Coming to Mumbai, they have just lost their 1st match in the tournament. Since then they have won 6 consecutive matches. They have surely been a dominating team this year. They are currently on the top of the table. They have a balanced team comprising of good batsmen, pace bowlers as well as spinners.
The last time Pune played at Wankhede they won the match by 9 wickets. They will try to win again.
Head to head
Rising Pune won the match by seven wickets in hand.
Overall: Rising Pune have a 2-1 win record against Mumbai including their match this season.
Mumbai Indians: 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell Johnson/Lasith Malinga, 10 Mitchell McClenaghan, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Rising Pune Supergiant: 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 MS Dhoni (wk), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Dan Christian, 8 Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Jaydev Unadkat/Ankit Sharma, 11 Imran Tahir
Watch out for
All the eyes will be surely on MS Dhoni. He played the last match brilliantly. He played a match winning innings. He was awarded the man of the match. The man is back in form.
He is an excellent player. He is an uncapped player but plays very confidently. The match is in their home ground so he’ll surely be a player to watch for.