IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 Live Score: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant #IPL




Upbeat Mumbai Indians (MI) will face its neighbor Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the first qualifier on Tuesday. A team winning this match will straightaway reach IPL finale this season. Currently, Mumbai and Pune have positioned themselves at the top of the IPL points table on first and second spot with 20 and 18 points respectively.

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IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 Live Score: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant #IPL

IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 Live Score: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant #IPL

The team losing tomorrow will get another opportunity to reach gala finale against the winner of the Wednesday’s eliminator between SRH and KKR. In their last match, RPS bundled out Maxwell and company for 73 and then convincingly won the match with nine wickets in hand. Mumbai Indians have also won their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Eden Gardens a couple of days back.

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Team News for Mumbai Indians (MI)

Mumbai have always been a consistent performer at IPL since inception. MI will try to enter into the final without any fuss. So, they will play to win tomorrow. On paper, team looks quite balanced with a good combination of bowlers and batsmen.

In the absence of Jos Buttler,Lendl Simmons is playing well. Also, the rest of the key players including Rohit Sharma, Pollard and Pandya brothers are in sublime form and a good show is expected from them. In bowling, the experienced troika of fast bowlers; Bumrah, Malinga and McClenaghan are sure to restrict Pune’s run-flow with frequent breakthroughs.

Also, hitting Harbhajan for too many runs doesn’t seem that much easier now. His economy rate at IPL 10 is just 7! In a nutshell, a nail-biting thriller awaits fans at IPL qualifier 1 in MI Vs Pune match.

Team News for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS)

MI isn’t taking the qualifier match lightly owing to their consecutive bad performance against Pune at the league matches this season. All eyes will be on Pune’s Rahane, Smith and Unadkat – who played crucial roles in RPS’s both wins against Mumbai at IPL 10.

Without Ben Stokes, Pune will have to perform more outstandingly to outsmart the inform Mumbai team. The ace all-rounder left an indelible impact at IPL 10 with his all-round performance including 316 runs and 12 wickets to his credit in 11 games before joining England for a series against South Africa later this month.

Similarly, RPS will also miss the service of experienced leggie Imran Tahir but his replacement Adam Zampa is expected to win the faith of the captain with his leg-spin against Mumbai Indians. Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Rahul Tripathi and Dan Christian are some other Pune players who will hold a key to victory. Shardul Thakur’s spell will have a tint of pace and reverse pace in tomorrow’s game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Predicted Playing XI (Both Teams)

Mumbai Indians (MI): Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah.

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS): Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith (Captain), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Daniel Christian, Rajat Bhatia, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur and Adam Zampa.

Head-to-head: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) have 3-1 win-loss record against Mumbai Indians (MI).

Match Result Prediction: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) will win.

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Watch the match live on Sony ESPN from 8 PM onwards.

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