April 6 (CRICKETNMORE) - Mumbai Indians will take on Rising Pune Supergiant in the second match of IPL 2017 today at MCA International Stadium, Pune
Head to Head
The two teams have so far met twice and both teams have won one match apiece.Pune
Rising Pune Supergiants
The team has several in-form batsmen; captain Steven Smith, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis and all-rounder Ben Stokes. The opener Mayank Agarwal is also in good form and performed well in the recently-concluded home season. Though R Ashwin is out of the IPL because of injury, Pune's spin department looks strong with experienced Imran Tahir & young Adam Zampa. Fast bowling is slightly a weaker point for the team.
For the first time MS Dhoni will play under the captainship of someone else in IPL.
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The batting will revolve around captain Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. On the bowling side, the team will miss Lasith Malinga in their first game and therefore the onus falls on Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan to dent the opposition batting line-up.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith (capt), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (wk), Rajat Bhatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Adam Zampa/Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim Southee