The season of IPL 10 has been quite amazing as all the teams have given their best and had tried their level best to win the match and reach the finals. But as it is said that “A game is played to win or to loose”. The Stepping stones are the pillars to success has been showed in the Season of IPL this year as Mumbai Indians have showed their capability to stay at number 1 in the game from the beginning scoring with 20 points where as the opponent at number 2 does their work perfectly with 18 points in their part. So here comes the time of the Qualifier 1 Match which will be played in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. The hosts had tried in testing out their bench against the mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game. Not only they have played well but also secured their position on the top level. So being a unit they are firing the cylinders and thus the Captain will surely be confident of the impressive shown from his side. The toppers of the table had lost both games against Pune and might be very well playing their minds. A lot of efforts have been put up by the teams to reach the final which will be played on 21st May in Hyderabad. Therefore on the other hand, the team loosing the match will be getting another chance of winning the match in Qualifier 2 which is to be played in Bangalore on 9th May 2017, where for sure there will be lock horns against the winner of the eliminator. The visitors, looking at the other side will be having a perfect start of the tournament where they had secured 7 wickets win against the team of Mumbai. But at one point when they lost, looks shaky. To perform the playoffs the tourists have rosen the occasion and it does not take much time. Steve Smith must be extremely relieved to have an easy knockout game against Punjab in the last match of Group Stage. Pune is suffering from dilemma that their one of the most crucial player Ben Stokes is no longer a part of the team and will not be playing in this tournament. So Pune will have to secure their position and will have to play putting all their efforts in the game to win the match in absence of Ben Stokes. The team of Mumbai have always shown their superiority and are getting opportunity to play the game of Qualifier 1 against Pune.
So the Question is Can Mumbai will take the revenge and maintain their position at the top or Pune will win their game in spite of not having Ben in their team? So lets see the squad members of both the teams which will be playing the Qualifier 1, 16th May 2017.
So Here is the List of Players which are likely to play today Qualifier 1:
|PLAYERS of MUMBAI INDIANS||PLAYERS of RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS|
|Parthiv Patel||Usman Khawaja|
|Lindl Simmons||Rahul Tripathi|
|Ambati Rayudu||Ajinkya Rahane|
|Rohit Sharma (Captain)||Steve Smith (Captain)|
|Kieron Pollard||M.S. Dhoni|
|Hardik Pandya||Manoj Tiwary|
|Krunal Pandya||Dan Christian|
|Harbhajan Singh||Shardul Thakur|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||Adam Zampa|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Washington Sundar|
|Lasith Malinga||Jaydev Unadkat|
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report 16th May:
The pitch is a mid-high scoring ground of IPL. However this pitch of Mumbai Is a wicket for Run-Chasers.
- Average 1st Innings Scores: 150 Runs
- The pitch supports fast in the few overs and mostly spinners will be getting the advantage of it.
- Team fielding first won the match at Mumbai 4/4 times-100% Record.
- By choosing to bat first, it is a record that ¼ times results in loosing the match.
- The dew factor is very high and the team batting the second inning will be getting the advantage of it.
As Ben Stokes is not the team of Pune then it might be a great challenge for the team to stay in the match and to win the game. Mumbai Indians, as they are playing in their home ground there is a 60% chance of winning the game. But no one can surely say who will be winning the match. So for that be at the time and see the match between MI & RPS today sharply at 08:00 PM, Live from Wankhede Stadium.
Venue of the Match: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 16th May 2017
Timing: 20:00 PM
Predicted Winner: Mumbai Indians