IPL 10 Match 2: RPS vs MI Match Preview, Prediction, H2H, Who will Win ?

Rising Pune SuperGiants vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview / RPS vs MI match Prediction: The battle for silverware amplifies as the two-time champions, Mumbai Indians take on a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiants in the 2nd game of the Indian Premier League-10 on the 6th of April at Pune. Having finished 7th in the previous edition, the team from Pune will want to finish in the top four after the completion of the group stages. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed the baton on to Steve Smith; the Australian skipper will now lead the Supergiants in the second year of their participation in the League.

IPL 10 Match 2: RPS vs MI Match Preview, Prediction, H2H, Who will Win?

IPL 10 Match 2: RPS vs MI Match Preview, Prediction, H2H, Who will Win ?

IPL 10 Match 2: RPS vs MI Match Preview, Prediction, H2H, Who will Win ?

RPS vs MI IPL 10 Match 2 Details:

Match 2: Rising Pune SuperGiants vs Mumbai Indians
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Timings: 8:00 PM
Captains: Steve Smith (RPS),
Toss: yet to update

RPS (Rising Pune SuperGiants) Team Preview

The Supergiants refurbished their squad from last years’; as many as 11 players were released. The squad looks more menacing this year with the addition of Ben Stokes, who was bought at a whopping 14.5 Crores, the highest bid for any player at this year’s auction. Daniel Christian, the robust Australian all-rounder was also included in the squad and his all-round abilities will spur on the Stephen Fleming managed the side.

 

INJURY WOES:  Ravichandran Ashwin had undergone scans after the 4th test against Australia and is likely to miss the IPL 2017 due to a sports hernia. The withdrawal of this talisman player will dampen his sides’ chances of qualifying for the playoffs, more so, because he finished the season with 81 test wickets, the most in a season in the history of tests. Mitch Marsh also ruled out of the IPL after injuring his left shoulder during the second test against India at Bengaluru. Imran Tahir has been brought in as a replacement and after going unsold at the auctions; the guileful leg-spinner has a brilliant opportunity to justify his inclusion.

 

RPS STRENGTH:

The batting line-up is star-studded with Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Dhoni and Faf Du Plessis in their ranks. Mayank Agarwal will find a place at the top of the order after an impressive outing in the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy. The opener from Karnataka has the right temperament and the complete array of strokes to score consistently. The Supergiants have the services of the world class allrounders in Ben Stokes and Daniel Christian. The quality of Adam Zampa and Imran Tahir will be up for display and to tonk these bowlers out of the park will require a special effort. Ashok Dinda and Jaydev Unadkat are the only experienced Indian pacers and that’s the only area of major concern for this bunch. Shardul Thakur and Ishwar Pandey form the domestic pace quartet.

 

MI (Mumbai Indians) Team Preview

Mumbai Indians didn’t have a good outing in the 2016 season and despite finishing outside the top four for the first time since 2009, the unit managed to retain 20 players. Mitchell Johnson makes a comeback to the franchise after spending two years with the Kings XI Punjab. Karn Sharma earned his place into the squad following a decent bid of 2 crore rupees. The leg spinner has impressive variety and will play a key role as the tournament progresses.

Mumbai Strength:

The Mumbai Indians received a major boost when their captain fantastico, Rohit Sharma shown the green signal to participate in this year’s IPL. The MI batting line-up is one of the best in the league with Parthiv Patel, Lendl Simmons, Rohit sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Jos Buttler forming the top oder. The all-round abilities of Krunal and Hardik Pandya in the shorter format are sharp and this supple combination can strike some lusty blows.

Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard have won numerous games for this franchise and they’d walk into the playing eleven without a shadow of doubt. Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah form the most lethal death bowling duo. The former can fox the best batsmen in the business with his variations. While the latter has honed his skills to be considered one of the best in the world. Lasith Malinga would be on international duty on the 6th of April against Bangladesh and so will miss his teams’ opener. Mitchell McClenaghan or Mitchell Johnson will fill in for the slinger pacer.

 

Players To Watch Out For: 

  • MS Dhoni (RPS)
  • Jasprit Bumrah (MI)

MS DHONI:
Now with the burden of leading a side not resting on Dhoni’s shoulders, the former India and franchise captain can now bat with more freedom and express himself in ways only he’s capable of. The dasher from Jharkhand is the finest finisher the game has ever witnessed and with him playing only the shorter formats, the white kookaburra is sure to take a pounding. MS Dhoni has scored 3272 runs in 143 games at 39.42 with a strike rate of 139. With runs under his belt in the recent List-A games and with tree trunk like forearms, Dhoni might prove to be the difference maker.

JASPRIT BUMRAH:
He was instrumental in the series win against England earlier this year foxing top quality players like Joe Root, Joh Buttler and Moeen Ali. There’s more to this youngster than only pace; his temperament has transcended to a whole new level and him knowing his limitations makes for a Purple cap winner. 13 wickets in 5 games in the Vijay Hazare Trophy conceding only 3.85 runs per over shows his stern preparation for the coveted competition and assertively makes him a player to keep an eye on.

RPS vs MI Match Prediction

MUMBAI OR PUNE?: The 2nd game of this year’s IPL will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Both the teams walk in to fixture with genuine match winners and the team that bowls miserly spells at the death will walk away with 2 points. Mumbai have their noses in front thanks to their fast bowling resources. It’ll be a strenuous task to contain the likes of Dhoni and Stokes, but with the polished quality the Mumbai Indians possess, it’s advantage Mumbai.

Rising Pune SuperGiants Vs Mumbai Indians HEAD TO HEAD

Total Matches Played:2

Mumbai Indians: 1,

Rising Pune SuperGiants: 1.

Who Will Win in the Match : IPL 10 RPS vs MI Match 2

RPS vs MI PROBABLE PLAYING XI:

RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Steve Smith, Faf Du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(wk), Ben Stokes, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat/ Ashok Dinda.

MUMBAI INDIANS: Parthiv Patel(wk), Lendl Simmons, Rohit Sharma(c), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya/Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Johnson/Mitchell McClenaghan.

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