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IPL 2017 Match 34 RPS vs RCB: Preview, Prediction and Head to Head

Match 34 RPS vs RCB IPL 2017

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune wll host the 34th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 played between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) on 29th April. It is a day game, dew factor is ruled out but hot temperature will be a factor to be considered by the captain.

Rising Pune Supergiant are at 4th position in the points table with 8 points in 8 games (4 wins and 4 loss). While this will be the fifth match for Rising Pune Supergiant at home; they had 2 wins and 2 lost at home. RPS had got back the momentum in batting but still lack the momentum in the bowling attack. Daniel Christian is the only one bowler performing well. Imran Tahir look ineffective and Ben Stokes is unable to do magic with either ball or bat in the tournament. In last match against Kolkata Knight Riders, RPS were unable to defend their par score of 182 due to catches missed. Likely there should be no team change that played against Kolkata Knight Riders in last match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is struggling at the bottom of the points table with 5 points in 9 matches. They will be coming couple of defeat in this match. RCB the batting heavy team is struggling with its batting. While skipper Virat Kohli stated lack of intent as the reason. While they would be badly missing K L Rahul; who was the star of the last season for RCB. Shane Watson can be back in the team in place of Travis Head to add some experience.

Head to Head: RPS vs RCB

RPS and RCB had met three time in IPL history, first two were won by RCB while previous on in IPL 2017 was won by RPS. RCB had not lost any matches in Pune out of 4 played. Let’s see this lucky ground worl for RCB.
Date Winner Won By Venue
22 April, 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 Runs Pune
7th May, 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Bangalore
16th April, 2017 Rising Pune Supergiant 25 Runs Bangalore

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 34: RPS vs RCB

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: 29th April, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first

Result: Rising Pune Supergiant won by 61 Runs

Man of the Match: Lockie Ferguson

Playing XI for RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(w), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir

Playing XI for RCB: Virat Kohli(c), Travis Head, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal