44th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad on the 6th May. It is an late 4:00 pm game, so temperature is reported to be 35+ C and no dew factor will come into consideration. Captain winning toss is likely to bat first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is at 4th in the points table, just behind their opponent Rising Pune Supergiant. SRH is with 13 points and RPS is with 14 points; both of them had played 11 matches each. Team winning this will one step ahead to be in top four and secure the place for play-offs. While if RPS wins, then they will be at 2nd place behind Mumbai Indians.
Sunrisers are coming with a loss in this game, after losing to Delhi Daredevils. But this game is played at Hyderabad, home ground of SRH and they had any matches played here this season. They had dominant in all the 5 matches at Hyderabad. Sunrisers’ batsmen have proven mainly top order which has not let lower order to be even tested. While as considering bowling, after injury of Ashish Nehra, bolwing unit is looking weak. But now Ashish Nehra is fit and will be back in the team which will surely make the difference.
Rising Pune Supergiant is riding their good form to win five matches of last six ones. Despite of poor performance at the start of the tournament, team is back and fighting to play in the play-offs. With Imran Tahir and Washington Sundar in the team bowling stack has become more stable. Rahul Tripathi is back in the form. Team will certainly play with its last playing XI combination to maintain the momentum.
Head to Head: SRH vs RPS
RPS and SRH has encountered thrice and RPS managed to win 2 of them while SRH is with one win. Last match they played against each other was in IPL 2017, where RPS defeated SRH with 6 wickets.
|26th April, 2016||Rising Pune Supergiant||34 Runs||Hyderabad|
|10th May, 2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||4 Runs||Visakhapatnam|
|22th April, 2017||Rising Pune Supergiant||6 Wickets||Pune|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 44: SRH vs RPS
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: 6th May, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad Won the toss and elected to bowl first
Result: Rising Pune Supergiant won by 12 Runs
Man of the Match: Jaydev Unadakt
Playing XI for SRH: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha (wk), Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Ashish Nehra
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