The journey of IPL 10 has reached its final stage and we are finally down to the last four teams who are ready to contest the playoffs. The teams for the Qualifier 1 are set in stone – Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on 16 May and Eliminator round will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 17 May.
Both the teams from Maharashtra are set to face in a derby match at a crucial stage of the season. Although Pune have beaten Mumbai in both the league matches, Mumbai’s performance in the playoffs cannot be under valued. Especially when they are playing in front of their home crowd.
Unlike previous tournaments, Mumbai had a great start to the tournament and eventually ended up topping the table by the end of the group stage. They seem to have found a settled side that can destroy any opposition.
On the other hand, the team from Pune have momentum and ended up not just qualifying but being second on the points table. The team has been performing pretty well and they would have the confidence after beating the hosts twice this season.
NOW, LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT HOW THE PROBABLE XIs OF BOTH SIDES.
|Player Name||Fantasy Score||Player Name||Fantasy Score|
|Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergaint|
|Lendl Simmons||196||Ajinkya Rahane||427|
|Parthiv Patel(wk)||486||Rahul Tripathi||565|
|Ambati Rayudu||109||Steve Smith(C)||592|
|Rohit Sharma(c)||488||MS Dhoni(wk)||460|
|Kieron Pollard||594||Manoj Tiwari||401|
|Hardik Pandya||516||Daniel Christian||324|
|Krunal Pandya||399||Lockie Ferguson||57|
|Jasprit Bumrah||356||Adam Zampa||114|
|Harbhajan Singh||230||Washington Sundar||117|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||380||Shardul Thakur||194|
|Lasith Malinga||194||Jaydev Unadkat||561|