39th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Gujarat Lions (GL) on 1st May at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Dew will be a factor and team winning toss is likely to chase.
After not a good start in the tournament, Rising Pune Supergiant had become a strong contender for play-offs. They are currently at the fourth spot in the points table with 10 points in nine matches.
Coming with a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in this match would like to continue the momentum. RPS is likely to make any changes in its playing XI.
Gujarat Lions lost its last match in a Super over after match tied against Mumbai Indians. While the team finished at the top points table in last season is struggling to get in top four this season. Injuries had hit the team badly. First Dwayne Bravo has ruled out of the full season now Andrew Tye has injured against Mumbai Indians and is ruled out for the rest of the season.
|14th April, 2016||Gujarat Lions||7 Wickets||Rajkot|
|29th April, 2016||Gujarat Lions||3 Wickets||Pune|
|13th April, 2017||Gujarat Lions||7 Wickets||Rajkot|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 39: RPS vs GL
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: 1st May, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Rising Pune Supergiant Won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Result: Rising Pune Supergiant won by 5 Wickets
Man of the Match: Ben Stokes
Playing XI for RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Playing XI for GL: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Ankit Soni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi