IPL 2017, RPS vs MI Prediction: Rising Pune Supergiant will start their campaign against the two-time Champion Mumbai Indians in so-called Maharashtra derby today, 6 April at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Both teams would like to get started win an impressive win in their first game. The match could be evenly poised as both the teams looked balance on papers and have huge players that could win the match for their respective team.
Rising Pune Supergiant will start their campaign on the high note as they have added several new players in their squad in the recently held auction. The team has the like of MS Dhoni, one of the most successful captains of India. The team would be led by the Aussies captain Steven Smith. He would expect the team to perform well in the first game against their local rival.
The batting lineup will depend on the like of MS Dhoni, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahane, Faf du Plessis. The team has players with lot’s of experience as they have the captain of three national sides in their lineup. The player who will have most responsibility will be Ben stokes after the amount that he got for playing in the IPL.
The bowling department will depend on the like of Imran Tahir and Adam Zampa. Tahir will play the crucial role in the match as he is the no1 bowler in the limited over format. All and all the team looks settled in all the departments. But they will miss the services of R Ashwin.
On the other hand, Mumbai India looks more balanced and strong on paper. They will be lead by Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma who will try to make a comeback in the national side after being on the bench due to injury. The team has lots of players that could win the match on their own.
The batting department will depend on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Raydu, Josh Buttler, Pollard. Their bowling looks more deadly than any other team in the IPL. They have the likes of Malinga, Johnson, McClenaghaan and Jasprit Bhumrah.
The spin department will be led by the Indian Offspinner Harbhajan Singh. This team has one more advantage that they will play with all the players as none of their players are injured. However, Malinga will miss the first match due to injury.
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Match details
Match date: 6 April 2017
Match time: 20.00 IST, 14.30 GMT.
Match venue: Pune
IPL 2017, RPS vs MI Prediction
We could expect a great match between both the side as they will love to start their campaign on high but as per my prediction Mumbai Indians will win the match.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Mitchell Johnson, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya,
Rising Pune Supergiant: MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith(c), Faf du Plessis, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Adam Zampa, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khawaja, Mayank Agarwal, Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir,