Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians 2nd Match of IPL 10
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Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians, 2nd match of IPL: Mumbai Indians, one of only three IPL's sides to bag the title more than once, will have their first encounter with Rising Pune Supergiant on April 6. MI has made it to the knockout stage six out of seven times since 2010, which also includes three final appearances. Failing to click in the initial stage of the tournament, Mumbai is known to turn the things in a dramatic fashion. Most of the previous seasons have witnessed Mumbai making a late comeback. And this entitles them as the 'Late Bloomer' of the league. Despite being a slow starter, Mumbai is a team to reckon with.
In the last three seasons from 2014 to 2016, Mumbai recovered from the initial stumbles eventually finishing in the good stead. They start and end their campaign in a similar fashion. They fought back well having lost first five games in a row in 2014. In the very next season (2015), they lost five out of first six matches and stunningly bounced back to win their second IPL title. They began the last season (2016) losing four out of six games. Much of MI's success in IPL has been the result of their brilliant performance close to the business end of the tournament.
Mumbai's Chances to Become the Winner of RPS Vs MI Match
Mumbai have a well-knitted top order and a quality bowling attack. On the whole, they look a balanced side not just on paper but on the field. Rohit Sharma's recuperation from injury places them in good stead. Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah sharpen their bowling attack. Other than this, they have plenty of good options in their roster, including Lendl Simmons, Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell McClenaghan.
Potential Threats to Tremble MI in Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians Match
Unlike the other teams that have been ravaged by a couple of injuries ahead of the tournament, the worst Mumbai might have to deal with is Tim Southee' injury. Southee has been ruled out of the team for sustaining a hamstring injury. They without a doubt are a good side, but their late-comeback tendency keeps them aloof from wins in the initial stage of the tournament.
Traditionally a slow starter, Mumbai takes the tournament seriously at least after first five games. This has been their story since 2014. Opening combination could also be a barrier to their success in the tournament. In the last season alone, they changed their opening pair five times. Also, in the 2015, they used four different opening combinations. Rohit Sharma, Mumbai's key contributor with bat, is making a comeback after a long injury. He might take a couple of games to get back to the rhythm. If he fails to click in the first match, Mumbai can suffer a little to become the winner of RPS Vs MI match.
Will Mumbai Indians begin their IPL 2017 campaign on a high note beating Rising Pune Supergiant in the first match?