Hunt for a place in finals begins as Mumbai play Pune

- Ashish Gera   16-05-2017


41 days of IPL with lots of ups and down has finally reached to a deciding spots where knock out matches will begin tonight as Mumbai will take on Pune at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The four teams that have manage to go through the battle and find a place in play-off’s are Mumbai Indians, Pune Supergiant, Hyderabad and KKR. Mumbai has been the successful throughout the tournament but Pune is the only team which has managed to beat Mumbai and Co. in IPL 10 twice.

This time is will be difficult to repeat the same against Mumbai as 2 of the key player in the Pune squad will be missing as Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir have flown back home. Pune has jumped into the play off from the bottom winning 6 of the 7 games last played. Mumbai will have a home advantage moreover there are no key players in Mumbai everyone has his unique way of playing to describe this there had been 13 different man of the match for Mumbai this season as they don’t rely on a certain player to win the match accept Simmons who have won the man of the match twice. In previous game Mumbai made 6 changes from their regular squad but still won the match to beat KKR this proves how confident Mumbai players are and when it comes to Pune it will be tough to replace Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir as it is a big responsibility.

As they are the top 2 teams on the table so even the one who loses will get another chance to play qualifier but nobody wants that as the winner will fix a spot directly in the finals. Mumbai seems on the stronger side but Pune has also disappointed Mumbai twice will have to wait for tonight decider as both the team will hunt for a place in final.