Mumbai Indians booked their berth in final of tenth season of Indian Premier League after comprehensive victory over one of the balanced side Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai, kept their winning streak intact and thrashed them third time this season but, they’re now facing similar situation against their opponent.
Rising Pune Supergiants have beaten Mumbai thrice this season. So, it will be interesting to see if Pune maintains their dominance to win maiden title or fortunes turns in favor of two times champions. Pune have been able to chase and defend this season against Mumbai, they chased down 185 in first match while in second and third match 160, 162 respectively was defended successfully.
In qualifier 1, these two team met each other where MSD played blistering inning of 40 runs off 26 balls which not only strengthened Pune’s position in game, also helped posting a competitive total. During the course of his inning , he smashed five sixes and four of which came in last two overs.
Meanwhile, Mumbai aims at their third title win. They’ve been most successful team this season as they finished top of the table and now they are in final though lost qualifier 1 against RPS. Bowling have been excellent especially Jusprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan. Karn Sharma registered four wickets to his name in last encounter to grab man of the match award.
Jusprit Bumrah, definitly has potential to defy any batsman with his skill. If no wicket to his tally, he has been economical. Who can forget his super-over spell against Gujarat Lions where he concede only 6 runs defending 11 runs despite starting his over with a no-ball followed by a wide. His contribution is crucial if Mumbai win IPL 2017 to become third time champions.