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Sharma, Rana, Dhoni, Bumrah: Players to watch out for in match between MI and RPS


MS Dhoni Rising Pune SupergiantIt’s always difficult to beat Mumbai Indians in their own den in IPL. Mumbai Indians showed their class on Saturday night when they defended a modest score of 143 against the Delhi Daredevils. Rising Pune Supergaint will have their task cut out when they will face MI at Wankhede Stadium in this of IPL season. Mumbai Indians are the table toppers of this season and RPS are placed at the 5th position. However, both the teams will be high on confidence after their wins.

Here are the batsmen to watch out for the match against Mumbai Indians and Raising Pune

Rohit Sharma (MI) – The skipper showed some form against Gujarat Lions but he couldn’t score big against DD. Mumbai Indians failed as a batting unit and it was the bowlers who did their job perfectly. Rohit should step up against the RPS because if he scorers big then it impossible for any team to the win match against

Nitish Rana (MI) – This youngster has impressed one and all. His knock at number 3 position has given Mumbai Indians a new match winner. If Rana fires, Mumbai Indians will definitely have an edge over their

MS Dhoni (RPS) – The former Indian skipper is back in form. His 61-run knock off just 34 balls brought the 2nd win on trot by the RPS team. His innings reminded everyone of vintage Dhoni. His back in form is good news for RPS as well for India ahead of Champions Trophy in England 2017. If Dhoni plays the innings like he did against the SRH, then it might get difficult for MI to get past

Rahul Tripathi (RPS) – A good opener for RPS, no one noticed that Rahul Tripathi also played a match winning hand against SRH. His knock of 59 runs allowed RPS to make a comeback into the match after the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane. Tripathi was the 2nd highest scorer of that match. As an opener he should continue playing such innings and help his team to win

Here are the bowlers to watch out for the match against Mumbai Indians and Raising Pune

Mitchell McClenaghan (MI) – The Kiwi Pacer was simply awesome against DD on Saturday. Defending only 143, McClenaghan bowled his heart out for MI. His bowling spell allowed his team to win the

Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – Bumrah is known to be the death over king. His trademark yorkers and dipping full tosses have been successful in applying the brakes on the opposition’s scoring. He is like MS Dhoni when it comes to death bowling. Like Dhoni, Bumrah is cool like ice. These skills by Bumrah will be tested more in upcoming Champions

Imran Tahir (RPS) – The number one T20 bowler will again be the trump card for RPS. He is the most economical spin bowler for RPS. Against Mumbai Indians he will be the go to man for Steve Smith. Tahir can be the man to pick Rohit Sharma’s wicket because everyone knows that Rohit struggles against leg spin. Tahir will be confident against MI as in the last encounter he took three wickets and restricted the MI batsmen for scoring

Daniel Christian and Ben Stokes (RPS) – They are the two valuable all-rounders that RPS team have. Both are assets to their national side and for RPS. They need to step out with their all round skills for their team. Till now both are having a decent IPL season. If anyone of them clicks against MI,