IPL 2017 RPS Vs DD: Rising Pune Supergiant looking to fix their spot in top two against Delhi Daredevils

Mumbai Indians will face a tough challenge when they take on Rising Pune Supergiant in the first playoff match. (Source: IPL/BCCI)

Today Rising Pune Supergiant will host Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Rising Pune Supergiant are all set take on Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla. Pune would be looking to continue with their form and grab some more points to strengthen their chances of moving into the playoffs. While on the other side, Delhi has already been eliminated. Hence, they will be playing for pride more than anything else.

Rising Pune Supergiant would be in search of grabbing a win in this match and move in the top two rankings in the points table. The Steve Smith-led side, for now, is sitting at number three with 16 points and 18 wins under their belt. But the last time when the two teams met, it was Daredevils who took away the match after riding on Sanju Samson’s hundred.

Rising Pune Supergiant are all set to take Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Apart from Iyer, youngsters like Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant have been extremely impressive and have hammered the opposition bowlers all around the park. With nothing left to play for, the Daredevils would look to play a fearless brand of cricket and give their fans something to cheer about with only two games left to go.

Ben Stokes, who has been the top performer for RPS over the past couple of matches may leave on May 14 for national duty and thus might be playing his final match in an RPS jersey today. 

Batting Performnces:

Rising Pune Supergiant have a pretty balanced lineup but the lower middle order needs to push to score more runs. Even Rahul Tripathi has not been performing too well over the past few games and he would look to get back to form and give RPS a good start.

Ajinkya Rahane too would look to up his scoring rate at the beginning of the innings. Delhi on the other side has leaked a huge amount of runs which has created a lot of pressure on the batsmen. The youngsters in the batting line-up also need to consistent.

Delhi has been pretty dependent on their young talent in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League and in this clash too, they would be expecting Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Rishabh Pant to come up with something positive for their side. Samson has scored a hundred against Pune in the previous match.

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