The 10th season of the IPL, has been stated. In the first match Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now the next match will be played between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians. Rising Pune Supergiants has made several changes this year. Dhoni will also be seen for the first time without a captain on ground . captaincy of team has been handed over to Steve Smith .Pune’s team will try to forget poor performance of the last season with the intention of playing better .
Although RPS will fight with two times IPL champions Mumbai Indians, whose captain Rohit Sharma is returning after injury. Before the match, actor Ritesh Deshmukh will scatter in the 2nd opening ceremonies of IPL 2017 on Pune’s ground
Dhoni has played all nine seasons as captain. This will be the first time that Dhoni will be seen in the field as a player only. Last time Pune’s team was able to win only five matches in the captaincy of Dhoni. Mow Dhoni is no longer a captain in any format. After the Tests, ODIs and T-20, Dhoni will not play as captain in the IPL also. Dhoni has been removed from the captaincy of the team, but he will be under pressure to show off his bat.
Talking about Steve Smith, He will try to forget about the recent defeat and controversy in the Test series against India .
Match : Rising Pune Supergiants Vs Mumbai Indians
Vanue : Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Time : 08:00 PM
Rising Pune Supergiants Team Squad : Steve Smith (Captain), MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajit, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian , Ashok Dinda, Loki Fergusson, Jasaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind, Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Jampa
All Eyes on Ben Stokes
RPS had bought one of the best all-rounders for England’s Ben Stokes for 14.5 crore rupees. Stokes was the most expensive player sold at this year’s IPL auction. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on him. Smith and Duplessis both were unable to play for the team last year because of their injury, but this time both the players will try to get the team to win on their own. However the bad news for the team is that R Ashwin has dropped out. In his absence, Ashok Dinda, Daniel Christian and Shardul Thakur will handle the bowling department. Experienced all rounder Rajat Bhatia can also show amazing bowling. The weakest link in Pune is his weak bowling.
On the other hand, Mumbai team captain Rohit Sharma is coming back to IPL again. With Rohit, Parthiv Patel or Lendl Simmons can start the innings. Lendal Simmons has impressed everyone with his performance. In the middle, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Jos Buttler will strengthen the team.
Pandya brothers Krinkal and Hardik will show their amazingness for Mumbai team with bowl. Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah will start bowling attack .
Mumbai Indians Team Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain) ,Jaspreet Bumra, Jos Butler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gotham, Asla Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khaerolia, Siddesh Lad, Michael McLogan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Parthik Patel, Kieron Pollard, Nicolas Puran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karan Sharma, L Simmons, Tim Southey, Jagdish Sucith, Saurabh Tiwari, Vinay Kumar