Star Wars: Dhoni v Pollard

No one else would know the pressure, the excitement and the nerves of an IPL final more than Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Been there, done that, six times.

No one else would know the pressure, the excitement and the nerves of an IPL final more than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His familiarity with the big stage and his experience alone would make him the key player for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in tonight’s clash.

Then, there are his flicker-flash keeping and power-hammer batting. His characteristic late assault hurt Mumbai Indians the last time it played Rising Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1. On Sunday night, it will get another chance to beat RPS for the first time in four attempts this season. And, its trump card will be Kieron Pollard, who has the most runs, sixes and the highest strike rate for his team in IPL finals.

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