MI vs RPS Match Predictions: Mumbai Indians will take on Rising Pune Supergiant in the 28th match of the Vivo IPL 2017. The Mumbai Indian will start the match with the intention to settle the score against the Pune side when these two sides met for the first time this season, Pune was able to defeat Mumbai comfortably. Till now Mumbai Indians have lost only one game that is against Pune. They will love to beat Pune and continue their winning run. They are currently at the top of the table with 12 points from 7 games.
On the other hand, after winning the match against Mumbai, Pune has lost their way as they lost next three games. But, now it seems like they have found their momentum as they have won last of their matches. They would be high on confidence after beating defending champions in the last match. They are currently at the fourth position in the points table with 6 points from six games.
Mumbai Indias has shown the other team that they are the no1 contender for the trophy this season. The team is in great form as they are in the six-match winning strike. They have always found someone that would help the team win a particular match. In this match also they would be looking up to their key players to help the side take another 2 vital points. In the batting order Parthiv Patel, Josh Buttler are in good nick.
The captain Rohit Sharma has not played a big inning this season but could play the one in this match. Nitish Rana has been the Indian find in this season. He is in great form and has performed in most of the matches. In the bowling department, Harbhajan Singh and Bhumrah will play the key role in this match. They will have the responsibility of stopping the Pune batsman.
On the other hand, Pune would like to continue their winning run in this match also. They have been in good form in their the last couple of games. They would be happy to see MS Dhoni back in the form in the last match. The other players also looked well in that game. The one thing that needs to improve is their death bowling.
RPS conceded a lot in the death overs which could be the problem for the side in this game. In this match, they will be hoping that Rahane, Smith, Ben Stokes, Dhoni would fire and help the team get past Mumbai Indians. In the bowling department, Tahir is the key bowler. He will lead the attack in this match also. The other bowlers will play around him in this match.
MI vs RPS Match Predictions
The kind of form that Mumbai Indians are in, it is most likely that they will win this match.
MI Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McCleneghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah
RPS Predicted XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat