The tenth season of the Indian Premier League will witness the biggest battle between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 21. On paper, Pune have the upper hand in this match, considering the fact that the Steve Smith-led side defeated Mumbai thrice in this season, including a comprehensive 20-run win in the crucial first qualifier earlier this week.
All eyes will be on MS Dhoni as he is the start player in this battle because of the fact that he is playing a record seventh IPL final. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians, reached the IPL final on three earlier occasions, will be looking to break the jinx against the RPS.
Meanwhile, fans of both the sides have poured their wishes to the team they support on social media site Twitter which is worth reading!
— Troll Beep 😉 (@TrollBeep) May 16, 2017
You will lift IPL 2017 trophy too.
— Mockshak#RPS (@_DarkHumor) May 20, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 20, 2017
If It Wins ~ Dhoni’s Team Won, Smith Naam Ka Captain Tha Sirf..
If It Loses ~ Aur Karo Sack Dhoni Ko, Acha Hua…#IPLfinal
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) May 21, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 21, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 21, 2017
— Deepesh Kanabar (@deepeshmdk1906) May 21, 2017
The match will start at 19:30 IST.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (WK), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar.