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Final of IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians
The match is scheduled to begin on May 21, 2017. 20:00 local time (14:30 GMT)
Rising Pune Supergiant: SPD Smith*, MA Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, B Aparajith, AK Bains, R Bhatia, DL Chahar, RD Chahar, DT Christian, MS Dhoni, AB Dinda, F du Plessis, LH Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, UT Khawaja, IC Pandey, AM Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, BA Stokes, M Tandon, SN Thakur, MK Tiwary, RA Tripathi, JD Unadkat, Washington Sundar, A Zampa.
Mumbai Indians: RG Sharma*, JJ Bumrah, JC Buttler, S Gopal, K Gowtham, DAS Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, MG Johnson, K Khejroliya, SD Lad, MJ McClenaghan, SL Malinga, HH Pandya, KH Pandya, PA Patel, KA Pollard, N Pooran, DS Punia, N Rana, AT Rayudu, JM Sharma, KV Sharma, LMP Simmons, TG Southee, J Suchith, SS Tiwary, R Vinay Kumar
Parthiv Patel has scored an aggregate of 104 runs against RPS this IPL and so there will be high expectations on him. Rohit Sharma scored 67 at this ground last week and the team will want him to fire at the top once again. Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah have been the wicket-takers for Mumbai Indians. The former is the third-highest wicket-taker of the season with 19 wickets but has been slightly on the expensive side. The latter however has bowled some really tight spells and his pin-point yorkers have not been easy to deal with.
Mumbai Indians have shown consistency pretty much all through the season but they seemed to have choked themselves during the business end of the league phase. Nevertheless, the win in the last game should put them back on track and get their confidence going again ahead of this big final.
Lockie Ferguson had a good outing against the Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier. He was brought in as replacement for Ben Stokes and his performance is likely to get him retained for the final. So Rising Pune Supergiant will probably go in with an unchanged lineup.
Ajinkya Rahane seems to have found his form back with two good scores in the last two games. The opener has scores of 60, 38 and 56 in the three matches against Mumbai Indians this IPL and one can expect another good knock from him on Sunday night. Skipper Steven Smith – the leading run-getter for RPS – is another key member in the batting lineup. Jaydev Unadkat is closing in on the purple cap with 22 wickets and he will be the team’s biggest hope with the ball. Washington Sundar has been a revelation for the side and the offspinner could trouble MI the way he did last time around.
Rising Pune Supergiant successfully defended their total of 162 in the first qualifier, beating the Mumbai Indians at their own fortress. That win was their sixth in seven games as well as the sixth win in their last seven away games. So the team is going strong even without the likes of Stokes and Tahir.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
Mumbai Indians won by 1 run.
Player of the match: KH Pandya (Mumbai Indians).
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