The qualifier 1 in a playoff of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) today, May 16 at the Wankhede Stadium. The match will begin at the 8 pm IST and will be telecast live on the Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. You can watch RPS vs MI live streaming online on Hotstar.com.
The two-time champions Mumbai Indians will look to win this game and reach the 2017 IPL final and same goes with Rising Pune Supergiant. The two games played in the group stage were won by RPS which makes tough for the home side but Mumbail will have home advantage.
The Pune team were finished bottom of the table last season, but with a new captain in the form of Steve Smith, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) would look to win the IPL 10. So far, they have shown good performance in the tournament.
The winner of the match will get a chance to have some rest before the big final while the losing team will still have an opportunity to make it to the final when they play match against the winner of the Eliminator which is scheduled to play between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.
IPL 2017, RPS vs MI Live Streaming Details
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony Max. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
Before the start of the league, Pune decided to replace their previous season captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Steve Smith. This is the first match MS Dhoni will be playing as non-captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, all eyes would be on the most expensive player of the season Ben Stokes, who was bought for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore in the auction.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians side looks quite balanced. The team have quality bowlers and batsmen including Rohit, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell Johnson and others. They have finished fifth in the previous season, but this year team will look to qualify for playoffs under new coach Mahela Jayawardene.