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And it is clash between the 3rd and the 6th positioned team in the point’s radar, With RPS holding on 16 points they will definitely try to take over the match and seal their position for the playoffs
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins/Ben Hilfenhaus, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami
Rising Pune Supergiant: Adam Zampa was seen having a bowl right at the start of the team’s practice session alongside Unadkat. With Imran Tahir having left for South Africa, the Australian leg-spinner should come in.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa
MS Dhoni has scored 92 runs in two matches against SRH at a strike rate of 167.27. In ten matches against all other sides, he scored 143 runs at a strike rate of 94.70.
Rahul Tripathi is 47 short of scoring 400 runs in his debut IPL season. Excluding the inaugural IPL season in 2008, only Shreyas Iyer (in 2015) has scored 400 in his maiden edition.
Zaheer Khan has gone wicketless in his last five matches. Only once before he had a similar barren stretch – five in 2008-09. He is one short of 100 IPL wickets.
What they said:
“Each and every player is peaking at the right time at the business end of the tournament which is a very good sign. We have seen performances come under pressure situations from each and everyone.” – Rising Pune Supergiant batsman Manoj Tiwary is pleased with his side’s turnaround.