Skipper Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Lasith Malinga have all played playoffs for Mumbai Indians previously. There is a lot of experience in the squad and Mumbai will try to win the encounter and avenge the loss of the two league matches against Pune.
All eyes will be on Jasprit ‘Yorker’ Bumrah. He has bowled a lot of match-winning overs for Mumbai and has taken over the mantle of pack leader from Lasith Malinga in IPL 10. Eight good overs from them will make a lot of difference in today’s encounter.
The batting for Mumbai has a lot of experience and potential. The opening pair of Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons will play a crucial role; a good start from them will ensure that the middle order can carry on their good work.
Rising Pune Supergiant
Pune will miss their two stars Imran Tahir and Ben Stokes in playoffs. Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian will replace them in today’s encounter. They have very large shoes to fill.
Captain Steve Smith has a fount of experience to call upon in the form of M.S. Dhoni. He has played the most finals in IPL and this is right up his alley.
The bowling attack led by Jaydev Unadkat has been pretty impressive. He is key to Rising Pune Supergiant’s further form in IPL 10.