- Mumbai will face Pune in the first Qualifier.
- Teams will have another chance if they lose.
- Pune will play in the playoffs for the first time.
- Dhoni will be playing Playoffs for the ninth time.
Stage is set for Inform teams of IPL. Top two teams, Pune and Mumbai, won a life line by winning top two positions in IPL. This kind of format will definitely increase the confidence levels in the teams to come in tip two positions. Winning teams will straight away go in to final of IPL10. Though Pune struggled in the initial stages of IPL, they came came back strong under the leadership of Steven Smith.
Winning team will play final at Upal. Losing team will another chance to check their luck against winner of eliminator. Unavailability of stokes in this crucial match will be a big blow for RPS. Once loss is one’s gain. This is definitely a a big relief for Mumbai.
Balanced Mumbai is definitely looking strong, at least on paper. Ambati Rayudu has also proved his touch in the match against KKR. But, he might lose his place you Nitesh Rana, who played exceptionally well in the groups. With all rounders like Pollard and Pandya brothers ,Mumbai is hot favorites to reach the final. Mumbai will start their bowling with Mitchell Mclenighan and Lasith Malinga. Bumrah will share the onus of death bowling with Hardhik Pandya. Jaydev Unakdat(21) is leading wicket taker for RPS. Dan Christian and Shadhl thakur also impressed with their bowling.
Experiance might favour Mumbai.
Mumbai are two time champions. Their core team has played at least ten knockout matches. On the flip side, Pune never played a play off. But, Dhoni has featured in 17 playoffs matches. Nest most experienced team in RPS is Rajat Bhatia(4).This is T20 cricket, anything might happen. Let us see how much experience factor will play.
MI to win the game.
Lendi Simmons to top score.