Good Evening, शुभ संध्या! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of Match 28 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between 2-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Steven Smith‘s Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. I am Aditya Sahay, and will be bringing to you all the live updates from this tie. Mumbai are currently the leaders in the tournament, as they sit at the top of the table with 12 points, while Pune are currently placed at the fifth spot with 6 points. Mumbai would aim for another win here to continue their domination in the points table, while Pune, who are coming off a thrilling win against the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), too would aim for a victory and rise up in the table. Full Cricket Scorecard, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), IPL 2017, Match 28 at Mumbai
Pune have a 2-1 head to head record against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. However, with their ongoing form, can Pune emerge victorious in this tie is the million dollar question? It is certainly not going to be an easy task for Pune, as Mumbai have been in top form and is evident with the hosts being at the top of the points table. The momentum is firmly with the home team at the moment.
Mumbai are coming off a fine victory over Zaheer Khan’s Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 14 runs courtesy of Mitchell McClenaghan’s three-wicket haul. As for Pune, they won a thriller, with Dhoni coming back to form, and striking an unbeaten 61, while Rahul Tripathi struck a commendable 59. Dhoni smashed all over the park and brought up the win, striking a boundary, with just a ball to spare. Can Pune continue the same form here? Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), IPL 2017, Match 28 Preview
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham (wk), Ambati Rayudu (wk), Lendl Simmons (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Karn Sharma, Saurabh Tiwary, Asela Gunaratne, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Vinay Kumar, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Jagadeesha Suchith, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steven Smith (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Usman Khawaja, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.