Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai will host the 28th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) on 24th April. Toss will play an important role, it being a 8:00 pm match dew is expected, captain winning toss will like to chase.
This will be the 8th game for MI in the tournament and 5th game at home. Till now MI has won all the home games and lost only in one game in total. They are at the top of the points table. After defeating Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians have registered 6 consecutive wins after losing out the first game against the Rising Pune Supergiant itself. Batsmen are performing well; but Rohit Sharma is still out of form but is managing to register win under his captaincy. Mitchell Johnson is back in the bowling attack by replacing out of form Lasith Malinga. Johnson has added strength to the attack. Mitchell McClenaghan was Man of the Match against Delhi Daredevils for 3 wickets. MI will not see any team change as their batting and bowling both departments seems to be sorted for now.
Rising Pune Supergiant had two consecutive wins after three loses in a row. Dhoni is back in the form and he finishing the match in his style is a sign of relief in RPS camp. Ben Stokes is not able to convert his starts into big score and has neither done anything with the ball. While Washington Sundar opening his match against DD has shown some good signs and is likely to be in the playing XI. While Daniel Christian also bowled well but he may have to go if Faf du Plessis is to be brought in.
Head to Head: MI vs RPS
They have met thrice in IPL, out of which RPS has managed 2 wins and MI could only manage 1. Though MI faced the only defeat in IPL 2017 against RPS in their first match, but they are long ahead of that and MI is likely to be dominant over RPS.
|9th April, 2016||Rising Pune Supergiant||9 Wickets||Mumbai|
|1st May, 2016||Mumbai Indians||8 Wickets||Pune|
|6th April, 2017||Rising Pune Supergiant||7 Wickets||Pune|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 28: MI vs RPS
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 24th April, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first
Result: Rising Pune Supergiant won by 3 Runs
Man of the Match: Ben Stokes
Playing XI for MI: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah
Playing XI for RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat