Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: A pleasant evening at Wankhede with dew expected to play a big role in the latter part of the match.
Pitch condition: In the last match, Mumbai Indians broke the shackles of chasing team winning the match on this ground by defending a mere 142 runs against Delhi Daredevils. However, Wankhede pitch has been batting friendly and is expected to be of same nature.
The team winning the toss is expected to take the field first.
- The only match Mumbai Indians lost this season is against Rising Pune Supergiant.
- RPS have an edge over MI with the winning ratio of 2:1 and all three matches are won by chasing team.
- 84 off 54 and 45 off 23 – Steve smith’s two innings against MI while playing for RPS.
- The last time these two sides met on Wankhede, RPS won by nine wickets chasing a mere target of 122 runs.
- RPS have been slightly worried over Ben Stokes’ form as he is neither getting runs from bat nor among the wickets.
- However, RPS is still expected to go with the same XI after winning the last match.
- Same goes for Mumbai, they have won six consecutive matches this tournament and might not want to tinker with the playing XI unless there is some last-minute injury.
Our app for blog, IPL schedule, and teams: Link – Playstore: IPL schedule and Blog
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(wk), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Imran Tahir.
Mumbai Indians: Jos Buttler, Parthiv Patel(wk), Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah.
My Dream11 pick
Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Manoj Tiwary, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khwaja, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar.
Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayadu, Rohit Sharma(c), Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Johnson, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Karn Sharma, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya.