Here we are for the Big match of this super Sunday where Mumbai Indians will take on the hosts Rising
Pune Supergiants. Match will be played at home ground of Pune, Maharashtra Cricket Association
Stadium and that will be an edge for Pune. Match will start at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Last time
when both teams came across each other it was Pune who won the match quite convincingly.
Starting from the Mumbai Indians who finally started winning matches and now they are in top 4 teams.
Their batsmen are looking much consistent and their combination is finally started working for them.
Rohit Sharma is looking in a nice decent touch and have scored runs and leading his side from the front.
Most of their batsmen have started scoring runs on regular basis and they are looking in good form.
Good news is that their main striking batsmen Kieron Pollard is looking in an awesome form the way he
has finished the last match for Kolkata was an excellent knock from him. As a whole their batsmen are
doing a great job and if they continue to do so they will surely have a big chance to go through next
round. Coming towards their bowling where Bumrah and Harbhajan are bowling well also Southee and
other overseas bowlers have done a great job so far and now they will have to continue like that. Their
next match is against Pune who is not in a very good touch but they won against them when they played
against them and that will put Mumbai in a bit of pressure.
Coming towards the Pune side who is still struggling with their combination and injuries are the major
reason of their combination issue. As a whole they have just won 2 matches and lost 4 but they didn’t
play such bad cricket. They played some very close matches and remained unlucky in those matches.
Steven Smith 100 and MS Dhoni hitting at the end is showing that batting combination is a bit stable and
doesn’t need further changes but the issue is with their bowling where they were unable to defend large
totals. Pune best bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is not looking in a very good touch and is very rusty so far
so he should get back in form and needs to perform the way he performed in the previous seasons. Now
Pune have not left match as they have lost 5 matches and further more losses can knock them out of the
tournament. Their match is against Mumbai and they have won against them so that thing will give
them confidence and win will certainly boost up their moral for the next matches.
Pitch at Pune will be a Batting wicket and the way Pune and Gujrat played here is surely a batting
heaven wicket so team batting second will have a certain edge.