Match Preview - Rising Pune Supergiants versus Mumbai Indians – IPL10 2017 Match 2
The Match 2 of IPL 2017 is between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. This will be a tough fight for these teams from Maharashtra – Mumbai and Pune. With players from all the top T20 playing countries like Australia, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand. This is going to be one big match in IPL season 10.
I am here to share some interesting facts and information about what makes this match a good game to watch. Are you a Mumbaikar or Punekar? are you a Mumbai Indians fan or Rising Pune Supergiants fan? So, let’s start the discussion.
- The Rising Pune Supergiants has entered the IPL in 2016 and played the round robin stage. The Mumbai Indians have been playing since 2008 and Won IPL titles in 2013 and 2015 and been runners-up in 2010. But seeing recent forms in the last 2 matches in 2016, RPS and MI have each won once and lost once to each other. This is a new season, so new challenge.
- This season of IPL 10 will be a fresh start for both teams as their squads look a full powered, balanced line-up with in-form players and dark horses. RPS have the superstar MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes (Most high-value player of IPL10 2017), R Ashwin, A Zampa, M Marsh (may be undergoing surgery), A Rahane and Faf du Plessis and more. MI has super players like Jos Butler, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya also strike bowlers M McClenaghan and J Bumrah. The MI captain is Rohit Sharma and RPS is Steve Smith, both known for their batting and captaincy.
- Adam Zampa had the best bowling figures in 2016 taking 6 wickets giving only 19 runs in his 4 overs. Lasith Malinga had taken 5/13 in 3.4 overs in the 2011 edition.
- The wicket keepers for this match are special. Rising Pune Supergiants has the great M S Dhoni whereas the Mumbai Indians have the experienced Parthiv Patel. A new interesting option for Mumbai Indians is Nicolas Pooran from West Indies, who is a wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman. Wicketkeeping is going to be an important aspect for both these teams.
- This match between RPS and MI will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium. With a capacity of 37000 and being close to both Mumbai and Pune city, there will be full support from both sides. There are sure to be slogans, banners, super noise and real support at the ground for both the teams.
- Which side are you supporting? Watching the match at home or on TV? Do write in the FB comments and tweets.
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