In the tenth edition of IPL, Kings XI Punjab will face Rising Pune Supergiants on Saturday. Where Pune has made their opening debut in IPL 10 by beating Mumbai Indian, For Kings XI Punjab this will be the first match in IPL 2017 . Both teams are in the hands of new captains .
Kings XI captain handed over to Australia’s stormy batsman Glenn Maxwell. At the same time, Rising Pune Supergiants has been captained by Steve Smith of Australia. Smith played a key role in winning the team while performing his first match. He had scored not out 84 against Mumbai Indians.
Saturday’s match will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium of Indore. It is also the home ground of Kings XI Punjab. Match starts at four o’clock in the evening. Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2017 will move forward for another win while on the other hand Kings XI Punjab like to start campaign in the tournament with victory .
Kings XI is also committed to good start though. This time Kings XI has also created a balanced team after passing through fluctuations over the last few years .Maxwell has been appointed the new captain of the team. He has no special experience of captaincy but he can get help from Aoy Morgan, Darren Sammy and Hashim Amla time to time
Kings XI’s batting is strong, in addition to Maxwell in the foreign players, including T20 expert like Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Morgan and David Miller. In this case, selection of the playing eleven will be a big headache. Marsh and Guptill are still recovering from injury. It does not seem that they will included in the final eleven.
Kings XI’s spin department is definitely weak, whose leadership will be in the hand of Akshar Patel .
Although Patel’s economical bowling and can play a good role in the middle overs with KC Cariappa .
Kings XI Punjab Expected Playing XI : Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Riddhiman Saha, Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Marcus Stonis, Akshar Patel, Kesi Kariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma
KXIP Vs RPS Live Streaming , Score & Team Details
Match : Kings XI Punjab Vs Rising Pune Supergiants
Vanue : Holkar Cricket Stadium ,Indore
Time : 04:00 PM
As far as the Supergiants is concerned, RPS Team can make a change in the team that plays against Mumbai Indians. Ashok Dinda, who started bowling had spent 57 runs in four overs in that match .He gave 30 runs in the last over of the innings, which is the highest runs in the IPL history in the 20th over. To take his place, the team has three useful Indian fast bowlers in the form of Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat and Ishwar Pandey.
Supergiants expect Imran Tahir will again give his good performance, who had taken three wickets for 28 runs against Mumbai Indians. Rajat Bhatia and Adam Jampa also gave him good support, but Ben Stokes needs to control his balls. in the top order Rahane and Smith’s batting is a strong side of the team . The role of Stokes and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the middle will also be important. Stokes made 21 in the first match while Dhoni was unbeaten 12 runs .
Rising Pune Supergiants Expected Playing XI : Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Steve Smith (Captain), Ben Stokes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Manoj Tiwary, Rajat Bhatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur / Ishwar Pandey, Adam Jampa