With the result of four games of Rising Pune Supergiant it was looking like they are going to be one of the bottom team of the league again. In next eight match they bounced back and won 7 out of eight games fixing it’s spot in top four. Kings XI Punjab flourish at the end of the season have still kept the spot of Rising Pune Supergiant in doubt. Ben Stokes have proved its worth and delivered when the team needed it the most. The form of Ajinkya Rahane is a bit of concern but none other than Feroz Shah Kotla will be better to get his form back. On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils would like to finish the league on high by winning both their matches. After getting a crushing defeat against Mumbai Indians, they bounced back and chased down 196 runs against Gujarat Lions. They will again hope that their young guns fire.
Last time they played: in this season when they were against each other at Pune, Delhi Daredevils posted a total of 205 runs at the end of 20 over. Rising Pune Supergiant were bundled out for 108 runs at 16 over. Delhi Daredevils won the match comfortably by 97 runs.
Head to head battle: Rising Pune Supergiant and Delhi Daredevils have been up against each other for three times, one in this season and two times in previous one. Rising Pune Supergiant have won both the matches of previous season while Delhi Daredevils were the winner in this season match. Rising Pune Supergiant-2 Delhi Daredevils-1.
Delhi Daredevils: WLWWL
Rising Pune Supergiant: WWWWL
Delhi Daredevils– Rishabh Pant hurt his thumb very badly in the previous match and it would be interesting to see whether he will be in the playing XI. Ben hilfenhaus might get a game in place of Carlos Braithwaite.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant/Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Braithwaite/Ben hilfenhaus, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Zaheer Khan, Amit Mishra, Mohd Shami.
Rising Pune Supergiant– they are unlikely to tinker with their playing XI unless a forced one.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Daniel Christian/Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Imran Tahir, Jaydev unadkat, Shardul Thakur
Players in the Spotlight:
Shreyas Iyer– he got his form a little late but finally he got it. A match winning 96 runs will surely boost his confidence and he will love to deliver more.
Jaydev unadkat– A hat-trick, a five-for and a match winning spell, most probably he is the best strike bowler Pune can count upon. His team would love him to deliver at the venue familiar to him.
What: Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiant, 12th May, 20:00 IST
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
What to expect: a warm temperature and dew will be an important factor in the second innings.
Toss Prediction: team winning the toss will choose to bowl first as dew will play an important role in second innings.
Match Prediction: With the form Rising Pune Supergiant is in, they are looking like the favorable team to win but Delhi Daredevils young guns have pulled off quite exceptional wins and do so again.
* High scoring six over session in first inning is possible.
* Match odds for the game are 89-90 Rising Pune Supergiant.