Mumbai, Pune lock horns in IPL final showdown
Today is the final of the 10th season of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL), as Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will fce Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiant. [Subscribe here for live scores]
With having won the trophy twice in 2013 and 2015 respectively, Mumbai Indians have a chance to win the gold for record third time and go on to become the most successful team in the history of the competition.
On the other hand, it is only the second year for Rising Supergiant into the biggest franchise-based cricketing extravavaganza. After proving to be utter disaster in the previous season, the team previously led by MS Dhoni has made a brilliant comeback this year.
The final showdown will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad, and the start time is 8.30 Bangladesh Standard Time.
The two teams have faced each other thrice in this season, twice in the group round obviously, and the other time in the playoffs, and interestingly Pune Supergiant came out victorious every time.
So, will the Steve Smith side will make it four on four, or the Rohit Sharma side will turn things around when it matters the most?
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com