Rising Pune Supergiant and Delhi Daredevils will lock horns at Pune on 11th April. Both the team were among the bottom performers in Indian premier league and both are looking for making a progresss in 2017 edition of IPL. Delhi Daredevils despite Rishabh Pant vigilance fell 15 runs short of the target set by Royal Challengers Bangalore. On the other hand Rising Pune Supergiant have played 2 matches so far and they have won one and lost one. They won their first match at their home ground against Mumbai Indians and lost to Kings XI Punjab in halkor stadium Indore. Pune and Delhi will meet for the first time in this Indian premier league but had some injuries issues among the squad and Delhi Daredevils have suffered more as they have lost their key players De Kock, Duminy and Iyer. Pune will likely to register another win at their home ground and keep their fortyard secured.
Last time they played:
Last time the two team were against each other was in Indian premier league 2016 edition and Rising Pune Supergiant won the match by D/L method. Delhi Daredevils while batting first posted a total of 121/6 in their quota of 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils were clueless about the bowling of Rising Pune Supergiant and posted a small target in the end. Chasing the target Pune Supergiant’s first wicket fell cheaply but Ajinkya Rahane made sure there are no further damages. In the rain affected match Pune Supergiant played 11 overs and made 76 runs for the loss of 1 wicket and were adjourned the winner of the match by 19 runs.
Head to head battle:
Rising Pune Supergiant being a new franchise have only met two times Delhi Daredevils at the Indian premier league. Both the times Rising Pune Supergiant were on the winning side. So the scorecard reads Pune-2 Delhi-0.
Rising Pune Supergiant: LWWWL
Delhi Daredevils: LLWLL
Delhi Daredevils have some major injury issues in their squad which have jolted down their performance. The one thing which Delhi Daredevils misses is the experience in the batting line up. They have immense domestic talent in the squad but they lack international exposure and experience. In last match also they lack partnership building during the run chase and this was the major reason for them falling short at the run chase. Jayant Yadav could make a way In place of Amit Mishra who was a bit expensive in his bowling. Carlos Braithwaite place will also be in doubt to play and Corey Anderson can get a game in his place. Angelo Matthews fitness is still an issue and his playing is uncertain as for now. Pat Cummings can make a way for Kagiso Rabada if Delhi franchise want to have a try for their most expensive buy. Rest of the playing eleven will likely to be the same. Delhi have never won a game against Rising Pune Supergiant and they would love to change it.
Delhi Daredevils (Probable XI): Aditya Tare, Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Chris Morris, Carlos Braithwaite/Corey Anderson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra/Jayant Yadav, Zaheer Khan, Pat cumming/Kagiso Rabada
Rising Pune Supergiant: Two matches and their is no sign of Faf Du Plessis. Mayank Agarwal failure at the opening slot have given a tiny tension to the franchise of Rising Pune Supergiant and for the opening slot Faf Du Plessis may be included in the team in place of Dan Christian. If so than in the middle order Baba Aparajith can get a game. Rahul chahar the domestic spinner is likely to get another game while Dinda might be axed due to been expensive. Jaydev unadkat or Shardul Thakur could get a game. Rising Pune Supergiant have won their home match for the first time and would likely love to continue the winning streak.
Rising Pune Supergiant (Probable XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Manoj Tiwary, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Mayank Agarwal/Baba Aparajith, Ben Stokes, Dan Christian/Faf Du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Rajat Bhatia, Rahul Chahar/Washington Sundar, Ashoke Dinda/Shardul Thakur
Players to watch out for:
Steven Smith: mising out in the second match to score runs, mr. Dependable for Rising Pune Supergiant would be in Spotlight for scoring a good amount of run in this match.
Rishabh Pant: the hard hitting wicket keeper batsman from Delhi went to score a fifty in the first match but was not able to make his team cross the line. This time he will definitely love to make his team register a win.
When: Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiant, 11th April, 20:00 IST
Where: Maharashtra Cricket association stadium, Pune
What to expect: cool wether with temp just around 35°C and a run fest on a flat batting track which can be productive for the spinners.
Pitch Prediction: A good flat batting track where chasing are always on the card. Spinners can come handy in later part of the game.
Toss Prediction: team winning the toss is likely to choose bowling first.
Match Prediction: Rising Pune Supergiant have the better chances of winning the match.
* Session for the six overs should be always made above the given bar.
* Place your money on the team chasing.