When it was started looking like Pune finally have found some momentum, they had been rampaged by Kolkata Knight Riders. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, continued performing worse with the bat and were on the losing side against Gujrata Lions. Royals Challengers Bangalore have been nearly knocked out from the tournament and they are likely to play to spoil some party of the other teams. Rising Pune Supergiant is currently in the competition and placed solidly at number four at points table. Rising Pune Supergiant will love to perform their skin out and improve their records at the home ground.
Last time they played: Last time these two teams were against each other than Rising Pune Supergiant displayed fine spell of bowling and went on to win the game by 27 runs. Batting first Rising Pune Supergiant scored 161 runs in their quota of 20 overs. They restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore to 134 runs and went on to win the match.
Head to Head Battle: In head to head battle against each other, Royal Challengers Bangalore slightly have the upper hand winning 2 out of three games. Pune have won the single against RCB only in this season. So, the scorecard reads Rising Pune Supergiant-1 Royal Challengers Bangalore-2.
Rising Pune Supergiant: LWWWL
Royal Challengers Bangalore: LDLWL
Royal Challengers Bangalore: RCB now don’t have anything to lose and now they can try experiencing their bench strengths. Aniket Choudhary who was expensive in his last game could be replaced either by Praveen Dubey or Stuart Binny. Mandeep Singh was again ordinary in his performance and Harpreet Singh can get a debut game in place of him. Shane Watson or Billy Stanlake can be considered over Travis Head.
Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson/Billy Stanlake, Harpreet Singh, Stuart Binny/Praveen Dubey, Samuel Badri/Tymal Mills, Pawan Negi, S Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Rising Pune Supergiant were again ordinary with the ball and they certainly missed the services of Ben Stokes. Faf Du Plessis will straightway make way for him. Imran Tahir is not effective from last few games and Adam Zampa could get a game ahead of him. Rest of the players are likely to remain unchanged.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sunder, Daniel Christian/Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir/Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.
Players in the spotlight:
Kedar Jadhav: this pocket dynamite can be dangerous against any opponents. He got a start in the last game but was not able to convert it to a big score, he would likely to perform better and make his team win.
Steven Smith: The captain of the side, Steven Smith had a good run in home ground and is likely to perform and score runs for his side.
What: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 29th April 16:00 IST.
Where: Maharashtra cricket association international stadium, Pune.
What to expect: the pitch is on the little greener side and can be helpful for fast bowlers. Weather will be much cooler than the other venues and runs are hopeful to be scored.
Toss Prediction: team winning the toss will definitely choose to bowl first as chasing is always on the cards.
Match Prediction: Though Royal Challengers Bangalore are performing awfully but you never know about them but Rising Pune Supergiant have surely more chances of winning.
- Place your bet with the side batting second as chasing a target is easier on Pune ground.
- Match stakes for the game are 89-90 RCB.