MI vs RPS Match Prediction & Playing 11: The IPL 2017 final is all set to take place between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant on 21 May at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Mumbai have faced RPS thrice this season so far and each time RPS have beaten them. This will put massive pressure on Mumbai guys to turn the table in the final. But, one should not count Mumbai out of the tournament as they are very strong side and could make the comeback in this match.
RPS have beaten Mumbai in the semi-final match which will give them a lot of confidence going in this one. On the other hand, Mumba beat KKR in the second semi-final match. They were outperformed in the first match but back brilliantly in the second one.
RPS would be clear favourites in this game simply because of their performance against Mumbai this season. But, Steve Smith knows that history does not matter in this match. They need to perform well in this one if they want to lift the trophy. But, credit should go to RPS player as they started the season horribly and to reach the finals after that is amazing.
In his match, they would be hoping that their batsman click as they have likes of Rahane, Smith who are in brilliant form this season. But, one player that have changed many matches is MS Dhoni. It was because of his performance that RPS was able to put a good score in the semi-final. He has been in great form so far, this season and fans would be hoping that they would see MS special in this match also.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians destroyed KKR batting line-up in the second semi-final. They bowled KKR for just 107 in the match and chased down that total in just little over 15 overs. Mumbai have some great name sin their line-up. In the batting order, they have Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Rayudu and Pollard that could turn any game on their head. They also have Pandya brother in form of two good allrounders.
In the bowling department, they have Malinga, Johnson, Bhumrah and Karan Sharma. They already showed that what they could do in the semi-final game. Mumbai have played well this season and finished at the top of the table. But, this match would be a huge challenge for them as they already have lost three games against RPS this season so far. They really ned to work on their weakness if they want to win this time around.
Mumbai would be aiming at their third title this time around whereas RPS would be hoping to get their hands for the first time. Now, we would have to wait and see who lifts the trophy this season but surely RPS would be clear favourites in the final.
IPL 2017 Final, MI vs RPS Match Prediction
Mumbai would be aiming at their third title this time around whereas RPS would be hoping to get their hands for the first time. RPS is the clear favourite as per recent record but Mumbai Indians is the team who would lift the golden trophy of IPL 10.
Predicted Playing 11
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel, Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma (C), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith (C), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.