Rising Pune Supergiants got a perfect start in the IPL tournament getting a big win against the defending Mumbai Indians. Since the beginning of IPL Supergiants lost two matches and thus now they need to win against the Royal Challengers to get into a stable position in IPL. On the other hand, Royal Challengers is also in the same boat with a win against the Mumbai Indians after two consecutive losses. Chris Gayles of Mumbai Indians however would not be able to participate in the nest game, as he has traveled to Jamaica to celebrate the birth of his first child. Until Gayle returns, they would depend on KL Rahul as the opener with Travis heading at no 5.
However, Royal Challengers are getting confused with the bowling combination that would help them to win victory in the upcoming matches. Except Harshal Patel there were no other specialist player who played all three games. So, it’s high time for the team to come to a settlement ensuring that they are able to get to the right decision. There is another bad news that Samuel Badree was not able to qualify for the next matches due to his inability to recover from an injury to the shoulder. Tabraiz Shamsi would be playing as a replaced player for him and how it’s the time to see what’s actually going to happen.
It’s not the fact that MS Dhoni has made complete changes after the two matches played an
Supergiants brought two players Irfan Pathan and Perera against Kings XII Punjab and now it’s the time to see what they can do for the team. Dhoni may make some changes again however, that depends on time and situation. The probable players for Rising Pune Supergiants are Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni as captain, Mitchell Marsh/Albie Morkel/Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia/Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, M Ashwin.
Again it’s to be noted that Royal Challengers made total 6 changes preparing themselves with the best combination to play against Mumbai. Overall, everyone is waiting to see fate would go for which team with the winning position in real time.