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RPS v MI, IPL 2017, Final, Hyderabad

In-form Pune favourites against Mumbai

Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians go for jinx breaking win against Rising Pune Supergiant in title decider.

On paper MI, seem to be the stronger of the two sides and will be aiming to win a historic third title.

But will be up against a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant. Hence, for fans, the grand finale of the 10th Indian Premier League will be a mouth-watering contest.

Mumbai have a strong squad which is full of experience and also comprises of youngsters. Together they form a much-desired blend of youth and experience and have the drive to win and take the team towards the title.

The youngsters would be bolstered by the presence of experienced heads in the form of Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga. Noticeably, all have them have won two IPL crowns and that will come in handy for MI.

Rising Pune Supergiants, on the other hand, consist of names who are capable of turning fortunes single-handedly on their day.

Skipper Steve Smith, wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni, young Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane are some names on whom RPS would bank upon and hope that they deliver on the day when it matters the most.

Teams from:

Mumbai Indians:
Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma (Capt.), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jos Buttler, Tim Southee, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Saurabh Tiwary, Nicholas Pooran, Asela Gunaratne, Krishnappa Gowtham, Kulwant Khejroliya

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (Capt.), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni (wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon

Stats ad trivia:

  • The average first innings total in 2017 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad is 170. Teams setting targets have won 5 of the 7 matches played at the venue this season.
  • Rising Pune won home and away in the league stage, and then shocked Mumbai again at the Wankhede in the first qualifier.

Match facts
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT)

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