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Match Preview IPL 2017: Match 9 RPS vs DD

RPS vs DD: IPL 2017 Match 9

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Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) International Cricket Stadium, Pune will host the 9th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) on 11th April. This will  be the second home match for Rising Pune Supergiant, while Delhi Daredevils will be playing their second game of the tournament.

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 9: RPS vs DD

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) International Cricket Stadium, Pune
Date: 11th April, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Rising Pune Supergiant have won the toss and have opted to bowl

Result: Delhi Daredevils Won by 97 Runs

Man of the Match: Sanju Samson

Playing XI for RPS: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni(w), Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Imran Tahir

Playing XI for DD: Aditya Tare, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c)

This will be Rising Pune Supergiant's third game after winning the first match against Mumbai Indians and losing out the second to Kings XI Punjab. In the match against Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune supergiant was surely short of a par total. They managed to get 163 with the help of Ben Stokes 50 and Manoj Tiwary's 40 runs from 23 balls. Rising Pune Supergiant were in no position to defend the score but they also might be concerned about their bowlers giving away extra runs. Australian bowler Daniel Christian gave away 24 runs in just two overs, RPS certainly need to find the right bowling combination as early as possible.

Delhi Daredevils lost their first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Delhi bowlers did a really good job in restricting RCB to a total of 157, but their batsmen were not able to chase the target inspite of weak looking RCB's bowling attack on paper. Only four Delhi Daredevils batsmen were able to score runs in double digits, which would be a serious concern for the team management. Delhi batting is looking weak with the absence of JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock, and they seriously need good replacements for them. Rishabh Pant would be the batsman RCB would have to watch out for. Bowling looks good for DD but a little work for Amit Mishra and Carlos Barthwaite will be nice.

Head to Head: RPS vs DD

RPS and DD have had encountered two times last season, both times RPS had won. If we see on the basis of current performance also, RPS has upper hand on the DD with the likes of Rahane, Smith and Dhoni in the batting lineup.

Date Winner Won By Venue
5th May, 2016 Rising Pune Supergiant 7 Wickets Delhi
17th May, 2016 Rising Pune Supergiant 19 Runs Visakhapatnam