The 10th edition of the IPL has reached the playoffs stage. This is the only IPL that has seen scores above 220 and scores below 50. It has been the season with the most scores below 100. At the same time, it has also seen young and budding talents like Rishab Pant and Sanju Samson score hundreds and smash the cricket ball with some fashion.
With only four matches left in the tournament, all of the qualified teams will look to put their best foot forward. Mumbai has occupied the top of the table for the most part of the season. Whereas on the other hand, we have seen the Pune team pull strings together and rise from the 6th to the 2nd position. The first two defeats for the Mumbai team came against Pune when the former was looking insuperable.
Mumbai’s unbeaten run for six matches was broken by the Pune team and since then the performance from Mumbai has not been up to that class. They have lost 2 of their last 3 matches which are a matter of concern for the table leaders. The Pune team will have to deal with the absence of Ben Stokes who has been instrumental in the bowling attack against Mumbai taking 3 wickets in 2 appearances.
Here we take a look at the key players to look out for in the first playoffs match of IPL 10: