Maharashtra Cricket Association’s (MCA) International Stadium, Pune will host the 24th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 on 22nd April between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). On the peak of the summer days and match starting late in the afternoon at 4 pm; temperature will be a factor to be considered but this rules out the dew factor. Match will be played on the wicket with good bounce and might be a high score game.
Rising Pune Supergiant is coming with win after losing three consecutive matches. RPS had won only two matches in five played. Pune registered 27 runs win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match. RPS top order batsmen scored runs and helped to post 162 runs target against home team RCB. And RPS bowlers showed brilliant performance and restricted Bangalore’s batsman dominated side. While Pune’s bowlers captured the match. Highest bidded player in IPL 2017 Auction Ben Stokes who had only taken one wicket in four matches; took three wickets against RCB while giving out 18 runs in 4 overs. Rising Pune Supergiant would like to continue this performance in the upcoming matches to qualify for Play-offs. Probably the team will play with the same eleven.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is third in the points table with 8 points in 6 matches (3 wins and 2 losses). Sunrisers won their last match against Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad with 15 runs. Shikhar Dhawan played 70 runs knock off 50 balls and Kane Williamson was man of the match for his amazing 89 runs from 51 balls. Sunrisers’ bowlers were terrific at the death overs and Mohammed Siraj took 2 wickets and Moises Henriques was most expensive among bowlers with 32 runs in 3 overs.
Head to Head: RPS vs SRH
They have encountered twice in IPL 2016 and are even with one win each. Both teams are coming with win but SRH’s performance outside Hyderabad is a bit concerning. Rising Pune Supergiant’s coming back at their home is a plus point and will be dominant over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
|26th April, 2016||Rising Pune Supergiants||34 Runs||Hyderabad|
|10th May, 2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||4 Runs||Visakhapatnam|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 24: RPS vs SRH
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Date: 22nd April, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Rising Pune Supergiant have won the toss and elected to bowl
Result: Rising Pune Supergiant Won by 6 Wickets
Man of the Match: MS Dhoni
Playing XI for RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat
Playing XI for SRH: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(w), Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul